- Mark Zuckerberg recently tore his ACL during MMA training and had to get knee surgery, forcing him to delay plans for an upcoming fight.
- Zuckerberg revealed the injury in an Instagram post, saying he tore his ACL “sparring.” He has been actively training martial arts like BJJ in recent years.
- Prior to the injury, there was discussion of a potential MMA fight between Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, but no date was set. Once he recovers, Zuckerberg still plans to compete in an MMA fight.
Zuckerberg revealed the injury in an Instagram post, saying he tore his ACL “sparring” and just had surgery to replace it. He included photos of himself in the hospital before and after the procedure, with his wife Priscilla Chan by his side during recovery.
Zuckerberg’s MMA Interests
The Meta CEO has been actively training in martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over the past few years. Earlier this year, he competed in his first jiu-jitsu tournament and won gold and silver medals.
The Proposed Musk Fight
Prior to the injury, there had been some back-and-forth between Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk about a potential MMA fight. However, Zuckerberg said Musk never confirmed a real date. He’s open to competing against others who “take the sport seriously.”
Zuckerberg’s ACL tear shows the dangers of MMA training, but his posts also demonstrate his passion for martial arts. Once healed, he appears determined to test his skills in an official MMA match.