John Danaher is a well-known figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie and is considered one of the most respected and influential instructors in the BJJ community today. Danaher is renowned for his deep technical knowledge of the sport and his systematic approach to teaching.
Danaher recently had the pleasure of witnessing some of Elon Musk’s training for the infamous MMA challenge (that likely won’t materialize).
Musk was spotted a little while ago with Georges St Pierre, John Danaher and Lex Fridman.
Fast forward to this week – when Musk revealed that he’s likely headed for surgery due to an old neck injury stemming from a bout of sumo wrestling.
This isn’t particularly surprising, considering Zuckerberg is much younger, more limber and has been training properly for over two years.
Podcaster Lex Fridman had Danaher and GSP weigh in on Musk’s chances of overcoming his handicap.
“(he’s) got a lot of heart, he’s very tough. ” – St Pierre started.
With John Danaher adding: “So I’ve always found that, like by far and away, the most important thing two people get into a clash of skill level trumps everything else in terms of what’s going to determine the outcome skill. These are skill. That’s not to say other things aren’t relevant, but skill is more relevant.”
“From what I understand, he’s proposed opponent has almost two years of training. That’s a big advantage. So it would be an uphill battle. ”
Zuckerberg recently expressed skepticism that the challenge will ever materialize.
“I don’t know. I don’t have any kind of official update on this. I mean, as you all know, I love fighting. It’s maybe a second place pastime for me beyond building things, where building things is my number one love, fighting might be number two. So yeah, I really like doing this. I’ve done ju jitsu competitions. I would love to do an MMA competition at some point. I wasn’t expecting this to be the one that I did. I’m not sure if it’s going to come together, but I just think that it’s a great sport overall.”