Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, recently opened up about his love for martial arts and drew parallels between his grappling style and that of renowned UFC hall of famer Khabib Nurmagomedov.
While Zuckerberg is widely recognized as the head of the influential tech company Facebook, he has recently been making headlines for his potential involvement in an MMA match against fellow billionaire Elon Musk. The two business moguls have expressed interest in facing off inside the cage, with Musk even taking to Twitter to declare his readiness for the challenge.
Responding to Musk’s call-out, Zuckerberg took to Instagram and issued a daring response, urging Musk to disclose his location by sharing the words “send me location” on his Instagram Story. This exchange ignited a firestorm of discussion across the internet.
The buzz surrounding this potential showdown has also caught the attention of UFC president Dana White, who confirmed that both Zuckerberg and Musk are serious about their desire to compete against each other.
Interestingly, Mark Zuckerberg appears to be the favorite among many enthusiasts. Not only does he possess a considerable age advantage over Musk, but he has also demonstrated his proficiency in the realm of jiu-jitsu. While Zuckerberg’s endeavors have predominantly revolved around technology, entrepreneurship, and social media, he recently showcased his skills in a jiu-jitsu tournament.
During a candid interview with Lex Fridman, the 39-year-old entrepreneur shed light on his grappling style, drawing comparisons to the relentless pressure-based approach favored by UFC veteran Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“I have a fondness for jiu-jitsu. I’m also a big fan of MMA. When it comes to my style, I tend to apply constant pressure and prefer to be in a dominant position,” Zuckerberg shared.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, renowned for his relentless pressure style, spent his career relentlessly pushing opponents against the cage, executing takedowns, and effectively utilizing his ground control and submission skills.
When asked about his preferred submission, Zuckerberg responded promptly, stating, “I particularly enjoy executing a back take to secure a RNC. It’s a clean and effective technique.”
As the anticipation for a potential match between Zuckerberg and Musk continues to grow, one cannot ignore the intriguing prospect of witnessing these influential figures showcasing their martial arts prowess.
While their success in the business world has solidified their reputations, their venture into the realm of MMA promises to captivate audiences and further blur the lines between technology, entrepreneurship, and combat sports.