The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition saw two matches won by Mark Zuckerberg, shocking the martial arts world, know which belt and rank is Meta CEO in BJJ
The entrepreneur who founded Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, shocked the martial arts community by winning two fights in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition.
The 38-year-old Facebook CEO won two medals; a gold and a silver; for ting first place in his very first grappling match.
Which Jiu-Jitsu belt and rank in BJJ is Mark Zuckerberg
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Mark not only had the guts to step into the ring, but he also displayed some talent by winning both the No-Gi and Gi divisions.
As a white belt Master 2 lightweight participant for Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu, the CEO of the well-known IT company competed in the match.
The Californian then joyfully shared photos from the match on Instagram. But he kept the name of the contest a secret.
Since then, the post has received praise from some of the most prominent figures in MMA. People like Jon Jones, Israel Adesanya, and many others have liked the post.
Alexander Volkanovski, Mark’s old sparring partner, said, “Legend! Love the shorts mate.”
It is unclear if Mark will continue competing in BJJ matches. His first competition surely seems to be pleasant for him thus far.
Fans wonder if this was a one-off or if he’s started down a similar path to Tomy Hardy, a Hollywood actor who is now well-known for routinely attending BJJ contests in the UK.
In any case, Mark deserves praise for participating in the aforementioned competition. As of right now, he holds the title of being the most well-known participant.
When did Mark Zuckerberg begin doing MMA training?
Given his level of prominence, many people were shocked to see Mark Zuckerberg me this unexpected decision.
However, the 38-year-old hasn’t visited a martial arts gym in a scorchingly long time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mark confessed on a Joe Rogan Experience programme, he fell in love with mixed martial arts (MMA).
Last year, viewers observed the CEO of Meta attending ringside at a UFC Apex event. Mark said:
It’s because I have a connection to it. Since COVID, I got super into surfing and foiling, and then really into MMA.”
Mark learned about Guerilla Jiu Jitsu through recommendations from colleagues and coworkers, a veteran and BJJ/Judo Black belt Dave Camarillo’s academy.
For more than 20 years, Dave, a former Ralph Gracie pupil, has been instructing grappling. Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez are two of his numerous students.
Right now, it seems like Mark can thank Dave Camarillo, Khai Wu, and James Terry, a grappling expert who has competed in both Bellator and Strikeforce. In a recent IG post, Mark also addressed them.
Zuckerberg has been involved in several combat sports in addition to BJJ. Mark posted a video of himself sparring with Khai Wu, his “main training partner,” before Khai Wu made his UFC debut in 2022.
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