Mark Zuckerberg tears ACL during MMA training

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is recovering steadily from a serious leg injury. He shared his status via an Instagram post, where he wrote, “Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it,” adding, “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.” He wrote this under a post where he uploaded several pictures of himself on the hospital bed recovering from a grave injury.

In the photos, Zuckerberg was lying down with his left leg bandaged and in a cast. He held up his left fist as a sign that the torn ACL didn’t get the best of him. His wife, Priscila Chan, was also clicked in one of his pictures where she was seen wiping his forehead and helping him to put on a pair of shoes. The 39-year-old also wrote in his post, “Still looking forward to doing it after I recover. Thanks to everyone for the love and support.”


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In a May 6 Instagram post, photos showed Zuckerberg lifting his arm in victory after wrestling with opponents, where he wrote, “Competed in my first jiu-jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu team.” People reported that the very next month, the CEO made headlines when seemingly Elon Musk challenged him to a duel in a ‘caged match.’ After Musk, 52, took a jab at Zuckerberg, a user interjected to warn him that Zuckerberg “does the jujitsu now.”

Musk responded during the conversation, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol,” to which Zuckerberg, pumped with adrenaline,  posted a screenshot of the exchange in his Instagram Story, adding, “Send me location,” written in big letters. As the world was clearly confused about the authenticity of this exchange, Meta responded to People’s inquiry, stating, “The story speaks for itself.”

Dana White, the UFC President, in a statement acquired by People, said that there was a strong possibility of the two CEOs to fight in a cage. Talking to TMZ, she said, “I was talking to Elon and Mark last night, both guys are absolutely dead serious about this,” White continued, “Because they both said, ‘Yeah we’ll do it.’ They both want to do it. Mark Zuckerberg hit me up first and said, ‘Is he serious?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, let me ask [Musk].’ I asked him and he said, ‘Yeah, I’m dead serious.’ ”

Another update followed in August, when Zuckerberg laid out a Threads update to the world, where he said, “If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me,” adding, “Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.” People reported that Zuckerberg regularly practices this sport, which he picked up during the COVID-19 pandemic.