Midnight Mania! Zuck Blows ACL Training For MMA Debut

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg definitely has the martial arts bug.

The jiu-jitsu blue belt has been rolling for at least a couple years now, and he made headlines for competing (and possibly getting choked out) in a regional tournament. Things began to escalate when Zuckerberg was suddenly hanging around UFC fights and training with world-class champions, at which point it was clear that Zuckerberg was more than the average hobbyist.

The man has a cage in his backyard.

Over summer, talks of a grudge match between Zuckerberg and fellow tech billionaire, Elon Musk, heated up quickly and then almost immediately sizzled out. Naturally, both accused the other of ducking, but it was Zuckerberg who has still kept the idea of fighting at the forefront of his mind.

Unfortunately, those plans have been delayed. In the post above, Zuckerberg announced that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while training, a common but longterm injury. Zuckerberg has already undergone surgery, but it’ll likely be the better part of a year before he’s back to full speed training.

“Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Grateful for the doctors and team taking care of me. I was training for a competitive MMA fight early next year, but now that’s delayed a bit. Still looking forward to doing it after I recover. Thanks to everyone for the love and support.”

It’s never easy to prepare for a fight, but it’s especially taxing for a 39 year old without much of an athletic background. Hopefully, Zuckerberg is able to ease back into the training flow next year and does make it to the cage eventually, because it would be quite the spectacle — Musk or no Musk!


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