Georges St-Pierre , a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, claims that an online offer recently materialised. After what appeared to be a training session, George St-Pierre posed for a photo with Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk, as seen in an Instagram post. John Danaher, a renowned jiu-jitsu instructor, and Lex Fridman, a well-known computer scientist turned podcaster, are also shown in the photo.
“Great training session with 3 men I really admire,” St-Pierre wrote. “Combined IQ in this photo is 1000. Not including me.” Musk reacted to the photo’s publication shortly therafter.
“Really fun!” Musk wrote on Twitter. “The obvious conclusion is that I need a lot more training.”
George St-Pierre recently reached out to Musk to offer training services after the business magnate engaged in a mass attention-grabbing discourse about a potential fight against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“@elonmusk I’m a huge fan of yours and it would be an absolute honor to help you and be your training partner for the challenge against Zuckerberg,” St-Pierre tweeted.
Shortly thereafter, Musk responded, “OK, let’s do it.”
While there has been no shortage of reactions from the MMA community since Musk and Zuckerberg first engaged in a sudden spark of cage fight-oriented discussions, there is not yet hard evidence an actual fight will take place.
UFC president Dana White has leaned into the idea and said he’s since held discussions with both Musk and Zuckerberg about a potential fight. White and the UFC are now even selling “Musk vs. Zuckerberg” merchandise in their online store.