Discover the surprising transformation of Mark Zuckerberg as he delves into mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Read about his journey and potential in MMA.
We’ve witnessed numerous celebrities venture into combat sports, but according to ONE flyweight submission grappling world champion Mikey Musumeci, Mark Zuckerberg is the real deal. The CEO of Meta, formerly known as Facebook, delved into mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes in 2022, and it has since become an integral part of his lifestyle.
Zuckerberg made headlines earlier this year when he won gold and silver medals in a BJJ gi and no-gi tournament, showcasing his dedication and skill. Under the guidance of Dave Camarillo, he has progressed to a blue belt and even hinted at the possibility of an MMA match against fellow tech mogul Elon Musk. While this potential showdown remains a distant dream, Zuckerberg is determined to compete in mixed martial arts in the near future.
Mikey Musumeci, who has trained with Zuckerberg, expressed his surprise and admiration for the Facebook boss’s abilities. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Musumeci stated, "I was pretty shocked when I first saw that. He’s a grinder. He has that grind in him. So the second I saw that, I was like, ‘Okay, he could be very good in MMA or Jiu-Jitsu.’"
Watch the full interview below:
Receiving recognition from one of the world’s top grapplers is a significant accomplishment for Zuckerberg. Musumeci, known as ‘Darth Rigatoni,’ is not only a highly skilled athlete but also deeply impressed by the business magnate’s intuition and passion for the sport.
Meanwhile, Zuckerberg will undoubtedly keep a close eye on Musumeci’s upcoming challenge at ONE Fight Night 15: Tawanchai vs Superbon on Prime Video. Musumeci is set to face Shinya Aoki in an open-weight submission grappling match at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok on October 6. Prime Video subscribers in North America can enjoy the live broadcast free of charge.
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- Mark Zuckerberg has embraced mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- He won gold and silver medals in a BJJ gi and no-gi tournament.
- Zuckerberg is a blue belt under Dave Camarillo.
- Mikey Musumeci believes Zuckerberg has the potential to excel in MMA.
- Zuckerberg expressed his interest in competing in mixed martial arts.
- Musumeci praised Zuckerberg’s dedication and work ethic.
- Zuckerberg may face Elon Musk in an MMA match in the future.
- Musumeci will compete against Shinya Aoki at ONE Fight Night 15.
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Mikey Musumeci
- Dave Camarillo
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- ONE Fight Night