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Elon Musk wins Twitter again with The Mandalorian Baby Yoda meme

Published: 14/Dec/2019 23:31 Updated: 14/Dec/2019 23:35

by Brent Koepp

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Tesla CEO and tech billionaire Elon Musk proved his meme game is strong when his Star Wars post about Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian went viral.

Star Wars fever is at an all time high as the latest film Rise of Skywalker drops on December 20, and the internet can’t stop gushing over Baby Yoda from the hit show The Mandalorian.

The bite-sized character has become wildly popular online, and Tesla’s CEO won over the Twitter community with his viral meme about him.

Disney+Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian quickly became an overnight sensation.

Elon Musk wins the internet with Baby Yoda meme

Elon Musk is not new to meme culture as he hosted PewDiePie’s Meme Review in February, and hilariously explained the science of the viral jokes on his social media.

However, the tech billionaire showed that he’s still got it when he professed his love for the tiny Star Wars character on Twitter with a perfect meme that had everyone going wild.

Combining two viral screenshots from the show, the CEO had The Mandalorian protagonist and Baby Yoda discovering the true love between two brothers.

Yoda originally made his debut in The Empire Strikes Back which was released 1980. The Jedi Master mentors protagonist Luke Skywalker, and has become an iconic character in pop culture.

However, his popularity exploded again in 2019 after The Mandalorian – a show on Disney+ – re-imagined the character in his younger years, and made the programme a hit.

Baby Yoda quickly became the center of many memes, and Elon Musk took the crown with his viral post that had his millions of followers in stitches.

Instagram: @elonmuskThe Tesla CEO is no stranger to memes, posing as Dr. Evil from Austin Powers.

The Mandalorian can currently be watched on Disney’s streaming service. The series wraps up on December 27, with the first season only having eight episodes.

Regardless of what the next major meme is to blow up, you can expect Elon Musk to show everyone else how its done.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”