Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has treated fans to an action-packed video of his training session with UFC champions Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski.
In the video, shared on Sunday, Zuckerberg is seen engaging in a mock wrestling match with Volkanovski, widely regarded as the pound-for-pound best in MMA, while aboard a massive speedboat. The video is set to the iconic “Mission Impossible” theme, creating a thrilling atmosphere.
As the video unfolds, ‘Stylebender’ Adesanya prepares for his upcoming middleweight title defense by sparring with an unidentified individual who appears outmatched. Adesanya showcases his incredible skills by flipping his opponent through the air and delivering a powerful kick that sends him off the boat. Adesanya’s wrestling prowess is on full display as he expertly tosses his adversary into the water once again.
Zuckerberg kept his caption simple, stating, ‘Summer vibes.’ UFC champion Volkanovski commented, ‘Good times!!,’ in the video’s comment section. The post garnered over 157,000 likes in no time.
Zuckerberg initially made headlines in July when he was photographed training with two of the UFC’s biggest stars, leading to speculation of a potential showdown between him and fellow social media mogul Elon Musk.
While the talk of a Zuckerberg-Musk showdown has quieted down, Adesanya is gearing up for a headline fight at UFC 293. He is set to face Sean Strickland in Sydney, Australia, this Saturday.
Adesanya, 34, recaptured his 185lb belt in April when he knocked out Alex Pereira, who had previously defeated him twice in kickboxing before transitioning to MMA and securing another victory last November.
Volkanovski, on the other hand, is enjoying a well-deserved break following his victory over Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 in July, unifying the featherweight division. His next opponent remains uncertain, but a rematch with lightweight champion Islam Makhachev could be in the cards, pending the outcome of Makhachev’s title defense against Charles Oliveira at UFC 294 next month.
Volkanovski is determined to secure a second fight with Makhachev after their controversial unanimous decision match at UFC 284 in February.