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Published on July 24, 2023
Zuckerberg Earns Jujitsu Blue Belt in San Jose, Will He Take on Musk in Billionaire Brawl?Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO, announced today, that he has earned a blue belt in jujitsu, sparking further speculation about a potential cage match between him and SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. The social media mogul shared his achievement in a post, offering insight into his training and dedication to the martial art. According to the Washington Examiner, Zuckerberg has been training under "jujitsu legend" Mikey Musumeci, thus intensifying speculations.



Zuckerberg's passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) has reportedly grown in recent months, with the Facebook founder even participating in a no-Gi and Gi competition. His devotion to the sport has expanded to training with friends and setting up a "mini Academy" in his garage.

On his path to earning his blue belt, Zuckerberg commented on his martial arts journey in an appearance on the Lex Friedman podcast. He described jujitsu as mentally stimulating, stating that "doing sports that basically require your full attention" is crucial for maintaining his mental health and focus according to LowKickMMA.

While Zuckerberg's jujitsu prowess grows, the competitive tension between him and Elon Musk remains a hot topic in the tech industry. As Twitter owner, Musk's rivalry with Zuckerberg has led to a metaphorical cage match between their respective social media platforms as reported by the Washington Examiner. Twitter recently rebranded to "X", directly challenging Meta's Threads platform. Walter Isaacson, Musk's biographer, suggested the possibility of an actual fight is slim, but the internet still buzzes with excitement over this matchup.