Chief Executive Officer of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg added another accomplishment in his combat sports resume as he moved up in the jiu-jitsu ranks and became a Blue Belt ahead of the potential fight with Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Elon Musk.
Zuckerberg, 39, shared images of his achievement on his Instagram account and honoured his coach Dave Camarillo for being awarded a fifth-degree black belt.
“Congrats Dave Camarillo on your 5th-degree black belt. You’re a great coach and I’ve learned so much about fighting and life from training with you. Also honoured to be promoted to compete at blue belt for Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose team,” he wrote.
On the other hand, Mark’s coach Camarillo was impressed by the 39-year-old’s determination and the focus with which he practice. He also added that Zuck really puts his mind in jiu-jitsu and he is 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, the fight seems to be on as Zuckerberg has been training every day with professionals and recently he even expressed his desire to train with the legendary grappler Gordon Ryan to further polish his skills.
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 personally help Musk in training 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 added.