Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg earned a gold and silver medal in his first-ever Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament.
On his debut, Zuckerberg showcased his impressive grappling abilities by securing medals in both the Gi and No-Gi categories.
While that may have been a surprise for many, the tech mogul holds a longstanding interest in the sport.
Mark Zuckerberg competed in his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament pic.twitter.com/TaPAOY5wSJ
— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) May 7, 2023
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Zuckerberg reportedly developed a keen interest in mixed martial arts.
However, his critics raised doubts about whether the recent agreement between Meta and the UFC had broader underlying motivations.
However, those fears were dispelled when Zuckerberg reportedly booked the entire UFC Apex center for a private screening of the sport, thus confirming his passion.
With that being said, the Facebook founder was delighted at his progress.
“Competed in my first jiu jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu team. Thanks to @davecamarillo @khaiwu @intense0ne for training me,” Zuckerberg
Social Media Reaction
He can afford to be trained by elite so, not terribly surprising
— Yog-Sothoth (@VirtAberration) May 8, 2023
Imagine showing up to a jits tournament and finding out you’re rolling with Zucks. What a crazy life.
— The Pineapple Pizzaiolo🍍 (@isolatediguana) May 7, 2023
— ossɐɔıԀ ʇdɯoɹԀ (@salleh) May 8, 2023