“Elon Is Bluffing That He Wants To Fight Zuck” – One Champion CEO Chatri Sityodtong Blasts Elon Musk for Dodging Fight With Mark Zuckerberg

Published 08/18/2023, 7:57 AM EDT

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ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong wants to witness Elon Musk backing up his recent claims about engaging in combat with Mark Zuckerberg.

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The ongoing feud between the two tech giants has been playing out on social media. Both have expressed their interest in testing their combat skills against each other, with Musk even proposing a showdown in Zuckerberg’s backyard.

Chatri Sityodtong gives his take on the Zuckerberg-Musk feud

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As the head of the world’s largest martial arts organization, Sityodtong has extended an invitation to host the potential match. He has even suggested a dual event featuring him and UFC’s Dana White on the same card. “Elon Is Bluffing That He Wants To Fight Zuck”–Chatri SityodtongIn the context of a hypothetical face-off between Musk and Zuckerberg, the co-founder of ONE Championship has a clear favorite and shared his perspective in a recent interview with the South China Morning News.

“While Mark may be relatively new to the scene, his approach to the fight game—be it learning, training, or competing—is commendable,” Sityodtong conveyed.“He holds a legitimate blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Mark and I have plans to train together again when I return to the U.S. I’m looking forward to joining Mark and his team for more training sessions.”

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Sityodtong doesn’t make hollow offers, and he believes that the Meta founder is genuinely open to a match against the Tesla CEO, provided the right conditions are met. However, both tech moguls have expressed skepticism regarding Musk’s earnestness in making the fight a reality. As a lifelong martial artist and someone who has trained with Zuckerberg, Sityodtong acknowledges the skill level possessed by the 39-year-old tech entrepreneur.

According to Sityodtong, Elon Musk is not prepared to face Mark Zuckerberg

Furthermore, he explicitly stated his belief that Musk is attempting to project strength and wouldn’t be adequately prepared to face the American tech innovator in a combat scenario. “The martial arts community is tightly knit. The consensus among those who’ve trained with either or both individuals is that Mark significantly outpaces Elon in terms of technical proficiency, physical fitness, training regimen, and more,” Sityodtong asserted.

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“I could be mistaken, but my instinct tells me Elon is feigning his desire to fight Zuck. If he genuinely wanted to face Mark, he wouldn’t be inventing various conditions, excuses, and terms.”While Elon is doing bicep curls at his office. Mark is engaging in real fights within his backyard cage.”

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Aditya Vaibhav is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He discovered MMA in the year 2009 after watching Chuck Liddell on Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, at the age of 10. A follower of combat sports, Aditya uses writing as a medium to actively participate in the domain he is so passionate about.
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