MMA legend Georges St-Pierre recently opened up on his experience in training Elon Musk for the potential mega fight against Mark Zuckerberg, addressing him as “very tough”.
I have a lot of fun with Elon: Georges St-Pierre
Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk is the biggest topic in combat sports right now. The two tech billionaires recently traded shots at each other on social media and have been serious about actually locking horns in the cage.
Even the UFC president Dana White has thumbed up on making the fight happen, with Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre coming forward and offering to train Zuckerberg and Musk, respectively.
Musk, who has a background in Judo, has been seen training alongside St-Pierre in recently surfaced photos. Speaking to TSN, the former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight champion shared his experience of training the Tesla CEO.
“I don’t know if this fight’s going to happen. I let him know that if he needs me I will be there for him. It would be an honor. However, there’s a part of me that hopes that this thing gets resolved in a different way,” GSP said. “People don’t realize a person like Elon Musk is extremely busy. Most of his time is dedicated to working on things that changes the fate of humanity. And if he decides to get himself ready for something like this, that means he’s going to have to take time out of his schedule to do it.”
“And I believe it’s too important, what he does now and the things that he works on now are more important than fighting in the cage. And I could lie and try to take advantage of this situation, but that’s not who I am. I’m trying to be as honest as I can. Even though I think he can do it, I hope this gets resolved in a different way,” he added.
“That was a great experience,” St-Pierre stated regarding the training session with Musk. “I have a lot of fun with Elon. He’s someone I really, really admire for all his accomplishments and all his ideas that he stands for. We trained together and what I can say is that he’s much stronger than the average man and he’s very tough.”
“He had a judo background, and we know from his history: when he fixes his goal, he’s unstoppable. And that’s the quality of a very good fighter, if you take that into fighting, that’s the most important thing. Because in combat, things doesn’t always — things aren’t always easy as you expect, there’s always obstacles,” he acknowledged. [H/T MMA Mania]
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