Zuckerberg is a known practitioner of multiple martial arts, and the 38-year-old seemed to enjoy a successful debut in competitive jiu-jitsu as he applied his learnings in a tournament format.
“Competed in my first jiu jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu team,” Zuckerberg wrote on Instagram on Sunday (7 May). “Thanks to @davecamarillo @khaiwu @intense0ne for training me.”
The American also shared photos of himself competing, adding two medal emojis – gold and silver.
In September, UFC president Dana White denied reports that Zuckerberg had rented out the mixed martial arts’ promotion’s Apex institute to watch a Fight Night.
The UFC stages fight cards weekly, with pay-per-view events taking place once a month, and many of the weekly shows have been held at the promotion’s custom-built Apex facility in Las Vegas over the last two years. Unusually, fans and media were not allowed to attend a card on 1 October, prompting speculation as to the reason why, before rumours spread that Zuckerberg had rented out the venue.
Shortly before that event, Zuckerberg posted footage of himself training with a UFC hopeful, and the Facebook CEO replied to numerous UFC fighters in the comment section of his Instagram video.
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