WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg trains BJJ with Musumeci

Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Meta and founder of Facebook. He’s also a fan of BJJ. He has recently delved into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside world champion Mikey Musumeci. With the intention of honing his grappling skills and enhancing his focus for his billion-dollar enterprises, Zuckerberg has committed himself to the mats, eager to learn from the brightest minds in the grappling community.

In a video that surfaced over the weekend, Zuckerberg was seen engaging in training sessions with Musumeci, a renowned BJJ world champion. While Musumeci intends to transition to mixed martial arts in the future, he currently competes as a professional grappler under the ONE Championship banner.

During their mat sessions, Zuckerberg and Musumeci engaged in various submission techniques, with each of them securing taps. It was evident that Musumeci allowed Zuckerberg to experience moments of success, demonstrating the Facebook CEO’s commitment to grasping the intricacies of BJJ. Despite being relatively new to the sport, Zuckerberg displayed promising potential.

A while ago, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski also had a sparring session with Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg released a video of his sparring session with Volkanovski in the metaverse. The metaverse is a virtual reality (VR) space that allows users to interact within a computer-generated environment. In the video, Zuckerberg and Volkanovski donned MMA gloves and motion capture suits, engaging in punches, kicks, and even wrestling, both in the physical world and as animated characters in the metaverse.

Zuckerberg was gifted a pair of BJJ/MMA shorts from Volkanovski, which he ended up competing in a while later.

In a recent interview with ESPN, coach Dave Camarillo spoke highly of Zuckerberg’s work ethic and dedication to BJJ.

“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.”

“I think he has a good balance between what he does with his business and what he does in the physical realm. And he excels. He’s one of the best students I’ve ever had.”