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Watch out, Elon Musk! Mark Zuckerberg awarded jiu-jitsu blue belt

White belt no longer! Mark Zuckerberg is making strides in his Brazilian jiu-jitsu pursuits as talk of a UFC fight with Elon Musk continues.

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Mark Zuckerberg is moving on up in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

The Facebook founder and Meta executive made headlines when he competed in a jiu-jitsu tournament as a white belt, winning a medal and also possibly getting put to sleep. Now, he’s taking his next step forward as a grappler: he’s been awarded his blue belt from renown Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Dave Camarillo.

Zuck shared the news of his promotion on Instagram, while also celebrating Camarillo’s elevation to fifth-degree black belt.

“Congrats Dave Camarillo on your 5th degree black belt,” Zuckerberg wrote. “You’re a great coach and I’ve learned so much about fighting and life from training with you. Also honored to be promoted to compete at blue belt for Guerrilla San Jose team.”

The tech billionaire has been training jiu-jitsu for little more than one year, using his ample financial resources to secure the best one-on-one instruction a person can get. Camarillo was once the head jiu-jitsu trainier for American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) and helped Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick on their way up the UFC ladder.

That’s the reason a lot of bookies have Zuckerberg the odds-on favorite in a hypothetical UFC match against fellow obscenely rich billionaire and reluctant Twitter owner, Elon Musk. The two have been sparring virtually over the past several months as Meta launched Twitter clone, Threads.

Soon after Threads launched, Musk tweeted “Zuck is a cuck,” and you know them’s fighting words.

UFC President, Dana White, hasn’t talked much about Zuckerberg vs. Musk in recent weeks, and we’re fully prepared to find out the possibility of a “Billionaire vs. Billionaire” fight has fizzled out. But, until it does, we’ll keep you updated on the progress both Zuck and Musk make in their combat sports training.

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