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Midnight Mania! Elon Musk already training for Mark Zuckerberg fight?

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Elon Musk is a massive underdog in his perspective match up versus fellow tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. Maybe that’s why he’s already in the gym, working with popular podcaster and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Lex Fridman (H/T TMZ). Fridman shared a couple quick photos of their work together, one of which shows Musk tossing him to the mat.

I did an impromptu training session with @elonmusk for a few hours yesterday,” Fridman wrote. “I’m extremely impressed with his strength, power, and skill, on the feet and on the ground. It was epic. It’s really inspiring to see Elon and Mark doing martial arts, but I think the world is served far better if they train martial arts but not fight in the cage. That said, as Elon says, the most entertaining outcome is the most likely... I’m there for them, no matter what.”

Maybe Momma Musk doesn’t have the final say after all? As the older and less experienced man, Musk has more reasons to abandon this fantasy match up and let it fade from the public’s mind. If he’s actually in the gym, however, perhaps that’s a sign that Musk really intends to go through with it. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg is taking naps and snagging medals at jiu-jitsu tournaments, so he’s proven himself willing to compete in some regard at least.

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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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