Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently posted a photo featuring himself alongside two MMA fighters – Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanvski. The billionaire looks fit and appears to be training hard.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed his interest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to Joe Rogan during an interview. To stay fit and focused, the Facebook co-founder has taken up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to stay healthy.
Facebook co-founder’s interest in mixed martial arts
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has recently taken an interest in mixed martial arts. He posted a video showing himself sparring against Khai Wu, who will make their professional debut this Saturday on UFC Fight Pass. In this clip, we see Zuckerberg using Jiu Jitsu techniques to take down his opponent. Zuckerberg has been taking classes for over two years with plans of competing professionally at some point in the near future.
Social media mogul and avid MMA enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg has won praise from numerous MMA personalities for his new hobby: Muay Thai boxing. At only 5 feet 7 inches in height, he has proven that skill can outwit physical size in this combat sport. Furthermore, he follows numerous fighters on Instagram as an avid supporter.
Zuckerberg first revealed his interest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) through a podcast appearance by Joe Rogan Experience in late 2022. Specifically, he revealed that he had begun training Brazilian jiu-jitsu – an effective martial art designed for self-defence and submission grappling – under trainer Rodrigo Correa.
He even competed in his first jiu-jitsu tournament and earned both gold and silver medals in the white belt lightweight division, proving that he takes his training seriously. Additionally, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is training with Mikey Musumeci – an accomplished MMA champion known for both no-gi and gi disciplines – showing his dedication to both learning from him as well as challenging himself in new ways.
Zuckerberg’s training partner
One of the world’s premier tech titans, Mark Zuckerberg is often seen at mixed martial arts gyms. Currently he is training Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Dave Camarillo – an esteemed grappling coach who has trained several UFC champions – with Alexander Volkanovski, Michael Bisping and Aljamain Sterling commending his interest.
Just recently, Zuckerberg uploaded a video featuring himself sparring with Khai Wu, an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter who is popular with viewers. Many were amazed at his ability to hold his own against such an experienced fighter.
In a video posted online by Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg can be seen defending himself from an attempted kick and grappling with someone trying to take his back. Furthermore, the billionaire was able to break through their opponent’s grip using various techniques and subdue him using various submission techniques.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been training hard, and it shows. He looks leaner in recent Instagram posts, and has joined Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski to train for a fight. Zuckerberg appears in excellent physical condition; he can certainly compete with both Adesanya and Volkanovski; however, to compete against them effectively he would need to put on weight.
Zuckerberg’s interest in a fight with Elon Musk
Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have been exchanging friendly banter about a cage fight, but its fate remains unclear. Their companies have long been rivals, so tensions between the billionaires’ companies run high; most recently their feud began when Musk mocked Meta’s Twitter competitor Threads by saying it would soon fall exclusively under Zuck’s thumb if there were no other options left for Earth to remain independent from Zuck. Zuckerberg responded that he would welcome the challenge by noting his victories at Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions as evidence. In an Instagram post posted shortly afterwards he suggested the fight should take place at UFC Apex Arena located nearby – an obvious reference!
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg continued the prank by sharing several Instagram photos showing him training with various MMA professionals, such as UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. Zuckerberg revealed he is eating 4,000 calories daily to avoid widening his size gap with Volkanovski; skill often outweighs size in combat sports; thus helping improve his own skill set over time and creating an octagon on his lawn in preparation for an MMA fight!
Zuckerberg’s social media presence
Zuckerberg maintains an impressively robust social media presence despite spending most of his time working from an office. He uses Facebook to host live Q&As and share thoughts with his followers, with moderators working tirelessly to delete spam and comments as needed, along with professional photographers taking beautiful staged photographs of him meeting veterans in Kentucky or small business owners in Missouri.
Zuckerberg maintains an active presence on Instagram as well. He has used it to show off his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prowess, including at a competition in Woodside where he won gold and silver medals with ease despite fierce rivalries in each fight.
Last month, Zuckerberg shared a video featuring himself sparring with training partner Khai Wu and posted it along with a message encouraging fans to attend Wu’s UFC Fight Pass debut this coming Saturday night. However, he has yet to confirm if he plans on being there himself.
Though his path to success may have been long and winding, Zuckerberg remains modest about his achievements. He has been working on various projects that may alter the status quo of online platforms; specifically he hopes to develop a virtual reality world which encourages positive behaviors; tools have already been released that count the amount of time people spend using their phones before encouraging them to mute notifications or log off after certain intervals have lapsed.