Ahead of the much-awaited potential fight between Threads CEO and Meta owner Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter chief Elon Musk, Zuckerberg has announced he has become a Blue Belt in jiu-jitsu — a major milestone in combative sports.
39-year-old Zuckerberg took to Instagram to honour his coach Dave Camarillo and congratulated him for being awarded a fifth-degree Black Belt, sharing pictures of the event.
Honoured to be promoted to compete at Blue Belt for Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose team, says Mark Zuckerberg
He further added: “Also honoured to be promoted to compete at blue belt for Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose team.”
On the other hand, Camarillo was impressed by Zukerberg’s determination and focus. He also added that the Meta CEO put his mind to jiu-jitsu, and he was very passionate about it.
“He’s amazing. He is an extremely hard worker, as everybody knows. But a lot of people have a business and they’re successful and they have that side of their life, and rarely do they dip into the physical side, especially with something like Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, and have the same amount of success or even go past Day 1 or Month 1. He’s not that kind of guy,” Camarillo said of Zuckerberg.
As of now, Zuckerberg’s fight with Musk seems to be on as the Threads chief has been training every day with professionals, even recently expressing his desire to train with legendary grappler Gordon Ryan to polish his skills further.
Meanwhile, Musk has not been messing around as he, too, was seen training with the former MMA star Georges St-Pierre (GSP) earlier this month.
It must be noted that legendary UFC fighter Conor McGregor also stated that he would help Musk train against Zuckerberg if the fight takes place in the Octagon.
“I’m interested,” McGregor told the Daily Mail.
“Are they gonna go ahead with it? Are they gonna make it happen?
“If it happens under the UFC banner, I’m with it. It has to happen under the UFC banner,” he said.