Even amid recent mockery of his pixelated avatar, Mark Zuckerberg managed to remain classy during his appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast. The billionaire discussed everything from metaverse concepts to workout routines over an impressive three-hour session now available online for streaming.

One topic which captured Rogan’s interest was CEO’s recent discovery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here are a few highlights from their discussion.

Facebook’s Billionaire Founder Mark Zuckerberg Talks About the Future of VR Technology

Facebook (FB) and other companies see virtual reality (VR) headset sales as an opportunity for revenue, which explains their investment of hundreds of millions into virtual reality startups and investments.

Zuckerberg believes it will take 10 years before virtual reality becomes a mainstream technology, and has said a breakthrough may require something like a blockbuster videogame as its “killer app.”

Zuckerberg believes virtual reality will transform work, socialization, exercise and other areas of our lives – from work and socialization to exercise and other forms of entertainment such as TV watching – for good. He doesn’t watch much TV himself outside of UFC fights as he finds it too passive a medium for consumption.

Rogan quizzed Zuckerberg earlier in the show about Facebook’s handling of an article published by New York Post that made allegations against Joe Biden’s son Hunter and reduced distribution while being reviewed factually. According to him, while this process took place.

Later on in their conversation, Rogan asked Mark Zuckerberg about brain implants such as those developed by Neuralink. In response, the Facebook CEO indicated that “normal people” likely won’t want something implanted in their head just for fun and switched the topic of discussion to surfing and his passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu as ways to relax.

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His Newfound Love of Jiu-Jitsu

As one of the world’s most powerful tech companies, Mark Zuckerberg understandably requires regular stress relief. Recently he joined Joe Rogan for an extended episode of his popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience to discuss virtual reality as well as his newly found passion: Jiu-jitsu.

As it turns out, Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley tech workers are finding solace from the current downturn by engaging in Mixed Martial Arts training at gyms nearby. According to Khai Wu, an MMA fighter and jiu-jitsu black belt who trains alongside Zuckerberg at one gym, Facebook CEO is now an established presence there.

Training together at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Academy in San Jose, California. According to Wu, Zuckerberg has participated in private jiu jitsu sessions led by himself and other ‘jiu jitsu nerds’ for several months now.

Zuckerberg discussed his recent discovery of jiu-jitsu and why it’s such an effective means of relieving stress. Additionally, he addressed some of the controversy regarding Facebook’s decision to limit reach of an article written by New York Post journalist Hunter Biden’s laptop prior to 2020 elections.

The Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal

Shortly before America’s 2020 presidential election, the New York Post published a story involving Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s laptop, alleging it contained evidence that Hunter Biden used his relationship with Joe to take part in several corrupt deals ranging from White House meetings and dinners with donors to wheeling-and-dealing schemes.

Conservatives became outraged that mainstream media and social media companies conspired to hide it to help Hillary Clinton win her election, with Twitter and Facebook both blocking users from sharing it in their feeds and thus lending credence to this conspiracy theory.

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But an analysis by the lawyer for the Delaware computer repair shop that housed it has found no indications of any tampering or fabrication, and has reviewed data from other computers believed to have participated in a data dump that corresponds with what was given to federal investigators.

The Post’s initial report was careful not to suggest the laptop’s contents were fake or that emails had been compromised, and was carefully authenticated by Green and another expert. Yet that didn’t stop controversy from mounting and it quickly became an important focal point in the Democratic primary campaign.

How He Deals With Stress

Mark Zuckerberg of Meta spent much of his time on The Joe Rogan Experience discussing VR and future plans, but also addressed some controversies surrounding his company. One such controversy involved Facebook’s response to New York Post reporter’s reports about Hunter Biden laptop story; in response, Zuckerberg explained how Facebook modified their algorithm in order to limit distribution once fact-checked, similar to how Twitter disallowed them from sharing the article, calling this move by Twitter “cynical way to silence truth”.

The billionaire also discussed how he manages stress as the leader of an immense enterprise. He told Rogan that after taking in all that information all day, his way of de-stressing involves doing something physical such as running, or more recently workouts which require concentration – such as jujitsu which has something “primal”.

Zuckerberg also shared details about his relationship with wife Priscilla Chan and charity work together, such as improving education worldwide through their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative charity. They recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary together.