Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, announced on Sunday that he had won the jiu-jitsu championship to his more than 11 million Instagram followers.

The Facebook creator declared his first medal for the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu team at the competition alongside a number of pictures from the jiu-jitsu competition. It’s interesting to note that he had never competed before! It’s quite remarkable for a man who has only recently begun training, reportedly since the COVID pandemic.

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On Saturday, the 38-year-old Zuckerberg carried the day at a tournament in Redwood City, CA, about 10 miles from Palo Alto, where he displayed his new talents by competing in both Gi (jacket) and no Gi.

The 38-year-old also praised his coaches and mixed martial arts (MMA) authorities Dave Camarillo Khai ‘The Shadow’ Wu and James Terry in his social media post for their assistance.

“Competed in my first jiu-jitsu tournament and won some medals (gold and silver) for the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu team. Thanks to Dave, Khai, and James for training me,” his caption read.

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Despite Mark winning the majority of his matches, there was a bit of drama during the day. In one of the fights, Zuckerberg appeared to be frustrated with the referee. It’s unknown why Zuck was angry but after a brief and somewhat tense exchange with the official and his opponent, everyone shook hands.

With more than 424K likes, Zuck’s new post received a lot of positive feedback. Some of the top names in mixed martial arts praised the billionaire for winning medals, including Israel Adesanya, Brandon Moreno, and Alex Volkanovski.

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The tech nerd-turned-athlete was praised for his accomplishments by other celebs as well. Mario Lopez, a US TV host, and former adolescent heartthrob, reacted to the picture with three fire emojis.