Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta has just announced the news that he underwent surgery after his ACL injury during his debut Mixed Martial Arts sparring session. ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, a strong band of connective tissue that connects the femur bone to the tibia. Mark Zuckerberg is a top celebrity who showed great interest and love in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He first started his BJJ training in 2020 and earned the gold and silver medals at his first BJJ tournament that was held at Woodside High School on the Peninsula.
Although top stars prefer to choose the effortless BJJ drills, Mark Mark Zuckerberg practiced a lot and experienced the tough training rounds. He considered himself an enthusiastic combat sport fighter. Although he has been practicing jiu-jitsu for a long period, fighting for an MMA is a considerably tougher aspect for him. As a BJJ athlete, Mark amazingly showcased his grappling skills and secured the winning titles in different BJJ tournaments. Mark earned his blue belt under the supervision of Dave Camarillo, a renowned BJJ instructor. Mark was not only trained under the top instructors but he also shared the training mats with amazing training partners including Mikey Musumeci. Mark has planned to rejoin the MMA training session after completely recovering from ACL surgery.
Mark announced the news of his ACL surgery following the injury that he faced during his MMA debut sparring session in a recent post to his official Instagram account:
“Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it. 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”.
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