Zuckerberg shows off MMA skills in training clip
One of the richest men in the world, Mark Zuckerberg, showed he was no joke after the Facebook founder posted a clip online showing his progress in the MMA training room.
Zuckerberg, whose roster of business resources includes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, all of which come under the umbrella of his “Meta” tech conglomerate, began training in mixed martial arts during the Covid-19 pandemic – and unlike some other business tycoons, who might do sports to boost their ego, it actually seems that Zuckerberg has some decent skills, at least judging by the short video he posted on social media.
Zuckerberg, 38, has previously explained that he finds the “primitive” nature of the sport very appealing and that he has recruited several of his friends to join him on his journey into the sport.
“From the very first session I did, about five minutes later, I was like, ‘Where has this been all my life?‘” he said on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast last month.
“Alright, my mom got me into three varsity sports and my life took a wrong turn when I decided to pursue fencing as a competition instead of wrestling in high school or something.”
And it certainly seems like Zuckerberg intends to make up for lost time as he posted the video of him training alongside pro fighter Khai Wu.
“One of my training partners, [Khai Wu]makes his [UFC Fight Pass] debut tonight‘ Zuckerberg wrote on Friday.
“Go get it, Khai, and look forward to a great fight!”
Zuckerberg’s form has been praised by several pro fighters, not the least of which is UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who wrote: “Yeah!!! Damn great Mark!”
UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling added: “This is really amazing to see! Idk, UFC debut could be coming soon for you too!”
While UFC welterweight buzzsaw Matt Brown, the owner of the sport’s most dangerous elbow, also couldn’t hide how impressed he was.
“Is that real?” wrote The Immortal. “For someone as rich as he is and a total nerd, that’s solid.”
However, if Zuckerberg is looking for someone to test his skills on, he may need to look no further than England star Paddy Pimblett, who previously slammed Facebook’s CEO for disabling his social media accounts.
“But who would I want to fight? Mark Zuckerbergsaid Pimblett after his UFC London win earlier this year. “Mark Zuckerberg, boy, I’m going to smash your head in. I’m sick of you boy.”
And unfortunately for Zuckerberg’s training partner Khai Wu, his Friday night didn’t quite go as intended as he was defeated via unanimous decision by Joshua Dillon on the main card of Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat 5, which was broadcast live on the UFC streaming service.