- Mark Zuckerberg successfully took home medals in his first BJJ tournament competition
- The Facebook founder is proud of his recent feat in combat sports
Mark Zuckerberg did not fail to deliver in his Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament debut. The world-famous Facebook founder and Meta platforms CEO copped gold and silver medals in the process.
A successful maiden performance
Zuckerberg capped off his first-ever BJJ competition by copping medals in both GI and No-GI disciplines the white belt master 2 lightweight division. The young businessman is thrilled to have represented veteran Judo and BJJ black belt Dave Camarillo’s Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu at the tournament.
On his official Instagram account, Zuckerberg proudly celebrated his accomplishment in combat sports.
“Competed in my first jiu jitsu tournament and won some medals. for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu team. Thanks to @davecamarillo @khaiwu @intense0ne for training me!,” he wrote.
A student of the fight game
For those who didn’t know, Zuckerberg has long been a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. He fell in love with BJJ the moment that he realized it’s an activity that is “super engaging physically, but also intellectually.”
Zuckerberg has been training with Camarillo and MMA fighter Khai Wu, who has a pro MMA record of 6-4.
Aside from training, Zuckerberg has also been a huge fan of MMA’s top-tier promotion, the UFC. He seems to have forged a good relationship with UFC president Dana White but rumors once swirled that he rented out the Apex during the controversial UFC Vegas 61 this past October. White quickly dismissed the rumor and called it “total bullsh*t.”