Zuckerberg is the chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder of Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook. He also happens to be a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. While speaking with the long-time UFC commentator, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how he originally got into BJJ.
”And this is sort of how I got into MMA too, is after now, I don’t spend as much time in Hawaii because things are ramping back up and I’m in the office a lot more. So it’s like, Alright, there’s, there’s not as much boiling in Palo Alto. So it’s like, alright, what’s the thing that is both like, just super engaging physically, but also intellectually, and where you can’t afford to focus on something else?
“And I think to some degree, it’s like MMA is like the perfect thing. Because it’s like, if you don’t, like you, you stop paying attention for one second, you’re gonna end up on the bottom. Yeah, right. So. So it’s, so I’ve just found that that is just really important for me, in terms of like, what I do and being able to just kind of maintain my energy level, maintain my focus, because then like, after, you know, an hour or two of, of working out or rolling or wrestling with friends or training with different folks, it’s like, now I’m ready to go solve whatever problem at work for the day and like I’ve fully processed all the different news for the day. That’s, that’s come in, and and we’re just ready to go.”
Mark Zuckerberg Tells Joe Rogan There is a Connection Between Surfers and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The Meta Founder and CEO is an avid surfer who reportedly tries to go surfing at least once per day to take his mind off the everyday struggles of running the world’s biggest social media platform. Speaking with Rogan, Mark Zuckerberg says that there is a commonality between surfers and BJJ practitioners.
“I know a bunch of people who are who are into it. There’s actually this really interesting connection between people who surf and do jujitsu. Oh, yeah. So so so. So a bunch of the guys who I do that with, you know, they, they kind of have gyms and Hawaii and you know, I basically collected a bunch of recommendations ran them by a bunch of people who I know and I ended up I’m gonna train with this guy, Dave Camarillo. Guerrilla jujitsu. He’s, he’s great. Yeah, super nice guy. And I feel like I’m learning a ton and that the crazy thing is like I’ve I don’t know, I mean, it’s, it really is the best sport.
While speaking with Mark Zuckerberg on his podcast, Joe Rogan also discussed other celebrities who are active in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu including Tom Hardy, star of the critically-acclaimed MMA-based film ‘Warrior.’ Rogan also mentioned Mario Lopez who most remember from the 90’s teen sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell.’
“Tom Hardy is like an a** kicker. Him and Mario Lopez are out there competing in jiu-jitsu tournaments. Like this is wild. And they’re both beginners, they’re both like blue belts.”