Technology · August 6, 2022

Elon Musk says he would fight Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin

Elon Musk has thrown down the gauntlet to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un after he challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to physical beatings earlier this year.

Speaking of Send in full Podcast, in the hypothetical scenario presented to him, Musk said that he “wouldn’t say no” if the North Korean leader wanted to fight him.

In March, Musk went viral for a tweet challenging the Russian president to a fight.

“I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to a duel,” he wrote.

“The stakes are Ukraine.”

When asked who Musk’s biggest “enemy” is right now, the billionaire mentioned his challenge to the Kremlin.

“I’m not sure if they’re going to send him, but I challenged him on Twitter,” he said.

So how exactly would Elon Musk fight the Russian leader, known for his background in military martial arts?

Easy. Musk says it’s a little-known technique called “The Walrus.”

“Listen, (the fight will be) a pay-per-view,” the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX introduced himself.

“It’s going to be an interesting question because (Putin) is good at martial arts and he’s quite muscular. You’ve seen these pictures of him on a horse.

“He’s won like judo championships … so he’s pretty good, but I think I’m 30 percent taller than him.”

Musk said his “weight advantage” would help him topple Putin with his ultimate MMA move.

“I’m going to use a move called ‘the walrus’ where I just lie on top of you. You can’t get away.”

While Musk is known for making controversial comments that even he worries “could really backfire,” the billionaire has focused some of his Starlink efforts on helping Ukrainians.

As Ukraine enters the fifth month of the Russian invasion, Musk has deployed thousands of Starlink satellites to aid in Ukraine’s defense efforts.

Musk activated broadband service in Ukraine after a Kiev official urged the tech titan to bring stations to its embattled country.

“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” Musk tweeted, adding “more terminals [are] on road. “

The satellites were an important resource, allowing Ukrainians to maintain access to the internet with encrypted data while Russia is attempting to attack Ukrainian power grids to disrupt information sharing.

Originally published as “Wouldn’t say no”: Elon Musk challenges Kim Jong-un