Just four days after calling out Elon Musk at his UFC 262 post-fight interview, Beneil Dariush received a “loner Tesla” from the billionaire.
2021 has been an incredible year for UFC star Beneil Dariush so far. He defeated Carlos Diego Ferreira in February and went on to beat Tony Ferguson at the co-main event of UFC 262 to become the number three ranked lightweight of the world, inching a step closer to a title shot. Not just that, he’s also about to become a father which is a really big deal for him and his wife. So, while other fighters choose to convert their win into a title shot by calling out the champion, Dariush has no cares in the world other than the safety of his wife and child.
Elon Musk gives UFC fighter Tesla
It didn’t take a long time for the message to reach the South African-born billionaire, who apologised for the delay in a tweet and wrote, ‘coming soon’. However, just four days after the exchange, Elon Musk hooked Beneil Dariush with a new whip. Musk sent the fighter a ‘loaner Tesla’ which Dariush and his wife can use until his ordered car gets ready. The news was broken by Dariush’s manager Ali Abdelaziz, who called Musk a ‘gangster,’ while sharing the picture of his client with his temporary car.
What’s next for Beneil Dariush’
With his car troubles now behind him, Beneil Dariush would now look to turn his attention towards the lightweight division, which is filled with formidable contenders. His win over Tony Ferguson certainly grabbed many fighters’ attention, with Dariush announcing that he’s ready to fight Charles Oliviera for the title. However, according to reports, the 32-year-old might not get a title shot this quick and would have to defeat some more top-ranked opponents first. Dariush would be a perfect opponent for Justin Gaethje or the loser of the match between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
Elon Musk net worth 2021
According to Forbes, Elon Musk’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be around $148.5 billion.