Joe Rogan Reacts to Mark Zuckerberg’s BJJ Win: ‘We Should All Celebrate That’

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan heaped praises on Meta CEO Zuckerberg for his recent win in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu contest and likened him to Tom Hardy

Joe Rogan, Mark Zuckerberg
Credit: Joe Rogan, Mark Zuckerberg (via YouTube & Instagram)

Joe Rogan lauded Mark Zuckerberg for training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and scoring gold in a recent competition. He also compared Zuckerberg to British superstar Tom Hardy.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is most well-known for his role in developing insanely popular social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. He’s been increasing his presence in the combat sports world over the last few years. UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett called out Zuckerberg for restricting his accounts on the platforms after his win over Kazula Vargas in Mar. 2022.

Zuckerberg revealed he’d been training in BJJ during an appearance on Rogan’s podcast last August. A month later, he surprised the fans with a clip of him training in mixed martial arts with Khai Wu. He was in attendance for UFC Vegas 61 to support Mackenzie Dern’s headlining bout with Xiaonan Yan.

Joe Rogan reacts to Mark Zuckerberg’s BJJ win

In a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan shared his thoughts on Zuckerberg’s win in a BJJ contest earlier this month.

“Mark Zuckerberg won a gold medal in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition,” said Rogan. “He’s a f**king savage. He’s been training jiu-jitsu. This is what he did, he wore a COVID mask and he put a hat on and he hid and he used an alias. Imagine you’re right about to compete and it’s maybe your first competition like just give it a try. I mean what’s the worst thing that could happen? The worst thing that could happen is you get strangled by a super nerd in front of the whole world. I’m very proud of him. I think it’s amazing that he did that.

“Look at Zuckerberg strangling b**ches. I think that’s amazing. I love when people just, he doesn’t have to do anything. He’s one of the richest people one earth and he just takes a chance, tries to get good at this thing, goes and competes in this thing. We should all celebrate that. That’s amazing.”

Rogan likened Zuckerberg to Tom Hardy

Rogan drew a comparison between Zuckerberg and Tom Hardy as two successful people in unrelated fields who chose to test themselves out in combat sports.

“A few people did that. Tom Hardy did that a couple of times… He’s got gold medal. Dude’s f**king jacked strangling fools as a blue belt. By the time you get to blue belt, you’re dealing with people that know how to submit people. It’s just whether or not they can keep it together smoothly and there’s various levels of that. When you get to tournaments you get like a lot of levels where they really should be a purple belt. They’re really purple belt level. Some instructors are stingy.

“So for him to win blue belt, it’s very possible he had real skilled opposition, not like black belt opposition but they know how to do sh*t.”

It will be interesting to see how Zuckerberg chooses to proceed ahead following the win. He’ll certainly continue to feature in MMA for his company’s partnership with the UFC for a VR experience offering.

Published on May 10, 2023 at 5:32 pm
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