Renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Mikey Musumeci has taken a major step in his career by announcing a new partnership with Meta, the parent company of Facebook. In addition to this exciting collaboration, Musumeci also shared a generous gift from none other than Mark Zuckerberg himself, a brand new mixed reality VR headset.
Musumeci, at the age of 27, boasts an impressive track record in the world of BJJ. He made history as the first American to secure three IBJJF World titles at the black belt level. With five IBJJF black belt world championships to his name, including four in the gi category and one in no-gi, Musumeci’s grappling prowess is nothing short of spectacular.
What truly sets Mikey Musumeci apart is his innovative approach to the sport. He introduced ‘The Mikey Lock,’ a potent leg lock that left the BJJ community in awe. He showcased its effectiveness by submitting Richard Alarcon during their clash at the Who’s Number One event in October 2021.
Last year, Musumeci inked a deal with ONE Championship, Asia’s premier MMA promotion, to compete in the submission grappling category. In his second bout, he made history by becoming the inaugural ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling champion, besting Cleber Sousa. Impressively, he has successfully defended his title four times, solidifying his status as one of the top athletes in the sport.
As Musumeci’s star continued to rise, he found himself forming a unique friendship with none other than Mark Zuckerberg. The CEO of Meta shares a passion for Jiu-Jitsu and has cultivated relationships with several high-level grappling specialists, including Musumeci himself.
Beyond the training mats, these two friends have enjoyed various activities together, from surfing to wakeboarding, strengthening their bond. In a recent social media post, Musumeci emphasized their shared interests, particularly their mutual embrace of “nerd” culture. He also expressed his joy at assisting Zuckerberg in his journey through the world of Jiu-Jitsu, a testament to their close friendship.
In a recent development, Mikey Musumeci proudly unveiled his partnership with Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta. Taking to his social media accounts, he shared the fantastic news with his followers, also showcasing two remarkable gifts from Zuckerberg – the Meta Ray-Ban glasses and the Meta Quest 3 mixed reality VR headset.
In his announcement, Musumeci couldn’t contain his excitement: “So excited to announce my partnership with [Meta]. I want to thank my friend [Mark Zuckerberg] for these such cool products! My new Ray-Ban Metas Ai glasses and [Meta Quest 3!!!! They are the coolest things ever!”
This exciting partnership is a testament to Mikey Musumeci’s growing influence in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his association with the tech giant Meta and its visionary leader, Mark Zuckerberg. The future holds great promise for this rising BJJ star.