While the rest of the MMA world focused their attention on UFC 288 this past weekend, a much smaller group of MMA fans had the opportunity to witness a far-less-promoted but, arguably, just as intriguing card featuring the dominant debut of one of the unlikeliest of headliners: Facebook founder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Appearing in his first-ever Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition, Zuckerberg stunned spectators at a May 6 tournament in Redwood City, Calif by taking home a gold and silver medal at the event. The 38-year-old billionaire tech genius outlasted the field in both the gi and no gi disciplines of the white belt master 2 lightweight division en route to securing the medals, according to Jitsmagazine.com.
After watching the video you can see if he really won the tournament because the video is just hilarious:
The gravity of the situation didn’t dawn on Vijay Hanumantha Raju until hours later when he was talking with his friends.
Hanumantha Raju competed Saturday in his first Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition. His opponent was also making his competitive debut in the grappling art: Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, chairman, and CEO of Meta, and one of the most influential people on the planet.
After several seconds of surprise when he saw Zuckerberg across the mat, Hanumantha Raju said he settled in and it became just another match. But afterward, having some time to reflect, he realized he would have been all over the news if something out of the ordinary happened, like a Zuckerberg injury.
“It was only later that I realized, ‘You know what? Oh, OK. What if something did go wrong?'” Hanumantha Raju told ESPN.
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