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UFC color commentator Joe Rogan had controversial billionaire, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk, on his popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, and had Musk smoke a blunt for what was probably his first time.
Elon Musk smoking a blunt for the first time on Joe Rogan's podcast is Internet gold pic.twitter.com/nx8zQ7HlyB— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 7, 2018
He and Musk talked about AI’s impact on humankind, Musk’s decision to make and sell flamethrowers, and social media. Musk is notable for his accessibility on Twitter, and recently has been in the news for making unfounded claims on Twitter about having funding secured to take Tesla private (he didn’t) and calling one of the consultants in the rescue of the Thai children a pedophile after the consultant disparaged his experimental submarine.
Musk, spent 2.5hrs on the Josh Rogan podcast smoking a joint and discussing everything from AI and its impact on humankind to flame throwers and social media. His shares plummeted 8%>This was an expensive bender... https://t.co/77P2HAnhCL— Clive Lewis (@labourlewis) September 7, 2018
Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, and the CEO of Tesla, Inc., which makes electric cars. The Air Force, which partners with SpaceX, is apparently ‘looking into’ the puff on the blunt, though there is no investigation as yet. It really doesn’t seem that serious, although this Twitter user pointed out that Tesla drug tests their workers, which comes across as hypocritical. USADA also still bans weed for UFC fighters as a performance enhancer (how?) which seems backwards.
Morning. Elon Musk hitting a blunt on a podcast, while Telsa drug tests its workers, highlights the fact that marijuana use is normalized for the affluent and not an option for everyday workers in their careers. Don't let these people fool you into believing you can do this too.— Trish ♛ (@StilettoRoyalty) September 7, 2018
Also... did he even inhale??
Elon Musk doesn’t know how to inhale cause he only uses Tesla’s self-smoking bong https://t.co/8MV9wcTAzB— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 8, 2018
UFC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg’ Santos sent a message to Musk, saying her Tesla is in the shop waiting for parts that have no ETA as yet.
You can watch the entire episode here:
What exactly was Darren Till eating? Just straight meat sauce?
I only had limited time, so I unfortunately was unable to ask a follow up question to this strange response from Darren Till.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 8, 2018
I've been thinking about it all night. pic.twitter.com/htI8IVKYjQ
UFC commentator Jon Anik stuck up for now deposed champion Nicco Montano.
Fighting Valentina Shevchenko is no picnic, but the notion that champion Nicco Montaño was scared to fight her is absurd. We sat down with Nicco yesterday. She was confident, thoughtful, a picture of focus. Not sure what went wrong, but let's give the athlete some respect...— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) September 7, 2018
The UFC have become very impatient with any fighters who cannot meet their scheduling demands. First Tony Ferguson, then Colby Covington, now Nicco Montano is stripped because she was hospitalized trying to make weight. This is as good a time as any to remind everyone that UFC titles aren’t ‘real’ in any legal sense, the way boxing titles are legal by virtue of sanctioning bodies, to prevent promoters like the UFC developing a monopoly on title belts (Officially, the UFC says their belts are handed out to the best fighters on the night). Fighters, therefore, don’t have any right to them and the UFC can strip them at their own convenience.
It’s a shame for Montano, who grew up on a Native reservation in incredibly tough circumstances and was a huge inspiration to her community after winning the belt.
BREAKING: Dana White tells @TSN_Sports that the UFC women's flyweight title is now vacant.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 7, 2018
Valentina Shevchenko will fight an opponent to be determined at a later date. They have an opponent in mind, but nothing is confirmed.
Seeing Montano get stripped of her belt after Covington's was taken makes me wonder how the UFC expects any fighter to take the journey to holding a championship or interim belt serious if they can be stripped at any time to accommodate the UFC's entertainment desire?— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) September 8, 2018
Speaking of how the UFC treats their fighters, these are explosive allegations from author and presidential hopeful Andrew Yang. He claims Dana White’s personal relationship with Trump had bearing on the NLRB’s reversal of their own decision to move Leslie Smith’s case forward to review.
(1/2) UFC fighters are getting totally screwed. Many receive as little as $12k a fight as 1099s. They pay taxes, travel, coach fees out of pocket. Meanwhile, the UFC is valued at $7b. One fighter tried to stand up, got fired, and now Trump is involved in blocking her petition. pic.twitter.com/Ja6VquGytV— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYangVFA) September 6, 2018
Melvin Guillard may have trouble winning fights in the cage these days, but don’t come at him on the streets.
Damn Young Assassin. pic.twitter.com/vhUZuuNh0Y— Best Fight Picks (@BestFightPicks) September 7, 2018
Darren Till was a grumpy kid until he made weight today, but he did prove the doubters wrong, after all.
Lando Vannata breaking shit.
Would you wear this on a shirt?
That would be a worthy battle. Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson should compete in an extreme workout competition or something.
All of the sudden I need to see Chandler fight Tony Ferguson. https://t.co/4OgmD6vJ4S— Flyin' Brian J (@FlyinBrianJ) September 6, 2018
Hector Lombard is into Adidas now.
Who is betting on Darren Till?
Update: Darren Till (-140) is now the betting favorite for Saturday’s UFC welterweight title fight v. champion Tyron Woodley (+110). Oh boy. #UFC228— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) September 6, 2018
John Lineker wants the toughest fights.
The top guys in my division : “I dont want to fight Liniker, this is not a good fight for me”— John Lineker (@johnlineker) September 6, 2018
I say : “ UFC, find me the worst toughest fight possible! And I am in!!@danawhite @seanshelby @Alexdavismma @DominickCruz @MMARLONMORAES @RaphaAssuncao
Staredowns were intense between Till and Tyron Woodley
Tremendous staredown between Woodley - Till moments ago. pic.twitter.com/Gh1Gyf105b— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 6, 2018
Been loving these Nike memes
Ryan posted this one yesterday, but it’s always worth a rewatch.
Mike Perry was stoked he sparred with Jon Bones Jones, because who wouldn’t be, right?
Yo I sparred 7 rounds with @JonnyBones yesterday ✊ ! It was LIT— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 6, 2018
Don’t know if this was an actual white supremacist, but that’s a cold knockout.
A white supremacist got knocked out. They know they have nothing coming one on one with black man or woman. pic.twitter.com/0EqGQscBHF— Don Salmon (@dijoni) September 4, 2018
Potentially promising news for PFL fighter Leroy Johnson, who suffered serious injury last week.
A promising update on PFL’s Leroy Johnson, courtesy of his fiancée. pic.twitter.com/cFaUlJnxi7— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 7, 2018
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Some early finishes from the first fights of the weekend
"The Hard-Hitting Hillbilly" Kevin Croom lands some cracking hellbows on Darrick Minner prompting the ref to step in R2. Maybe a questionable stoppage but those elbows were solid, and you have to move. #LFA48 pic.twitter.com/7Qkk7AKBbr— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 8, 2018
There is a word in my ancestral homeland for people like me: Tidsoptimist. Time optimist.
Word of the day - TIDSOPTIMIST(Swedish): a person who's habitually late because they think they have more time than they actually do. Literally 'time optimist'.— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) September 6, 2018