Elon Musk SpaceX CEO Elon Musk bows as crowds applaud him at Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building May 30, 2020. SpaceX launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule from pad 39A, marking the first time American astronauts are launched to space from U.S. soil in nine years. Elon Musk

No one knows when, or if, billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg will ultimately fight.

But a report Tuesday from Musk’s “training camp” should be a wake-up call for Zuckerberg. According to the scouting report, the Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter executive is apparently a very good fighter.

Lex Fridman, who has 2.9 million followers on Twitter, posted that he’s been working with Musk. Fridman is an MIT scientist who hosts a popular podcast and YouTube series. He also holds a first-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.

He said he’s been very impressed with Musk’s skills.

“I did an impromptu training session with @elonmusk for a few hours yesterday,” Fridman tweeted. “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.”

The two mega-billionaires surprised everyone last week when Musk challenged the Facebook founder and Meta CEO to a “cage match,” and Zuckerberg accepted. Within hours, UFC President Dana White had talked to both men about the possibility of building an entire fight card around their match. The Billionaire Brawl, maybe?

Zuckerberg has some chops of his own. He recently posted that he earned gold and silver medals in his first jiu jitsu tournament.

Musk’s father, Errol, told a UK publication that Musk is in a no-win situation with the fight, because if he wins, he’ll be branded a bully, but if he loses, he will be totally humiliated.

[Lex Fridman]

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