According to Ali Abdelaziz, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has given a free car to the UFC lightweight fighter before his ordered car arrived. Abdelaziz wrote on Twitter, alongside a picture of Beneil Dariush with the Tesla car.
“@elonmusk came through for @beneildariush with a free car until his order is ready. Elon is a gangster @ufc,” he tweeted.
Elon Musk was called out by Dariush
Last week’s co-main event at UFC 262 featured one of Dariush’s most outstanding performances of his career. Dariush outclassed former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson over three rounds to win by unanimous decision, with all three scorecards reading 30-27.
Dariush gave one of the strangest post-fight call outs after his triumphant victory over ‘El Cucuy’. He began by thanking victims of “Marxist philosophies” before addressing Elon Musk. Dariush, who is one of many people who were waiting for their vehicle, requested that the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla expedite the order for his pregnant wife.
“Joe, I’m gonna call out your buddy Elon. Elon Musk! Where’s my car, bro? I’ve been waiting six months! I’m having a baby! I need a good car! I gotta protect my daughter! Let’s go Elon! Get me my car!” he had said.
He elaborated on the issue during the post-fight press conference.
“December, I order my [Tesla] car. I order the safest car, the best car for my pregnant wife. And I’m still waiting! Elon, bro, what’s the deal man? You told me March, it’s coming up on June. I want my car. Come on bud. Big fan, big fan. But this is disrespect.”
The callout quickly elicited a response from Elon Musk, who assured that the order was on its way.
Dariush entered his fight against Ferguson ranked #9 in the lightweight division. With his seventh straight win, Dariush has moved up to the third place in the highly competitive lightweight rankings.