Zuckerberg shot down the reports that he was choked unconscious.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg put his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training to use a few weeks ago, by competing in a tournament. However, he is setting the record straight on what happened at that event.
Zuckerberg has long been a fan of mixed martial arts, going so far as to rent out the UFC Apex Center for his own personal fight card, and even training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu himself. However, he decided to take things a step further in the latter portion of those efforts, by putting his money where his mouth is and competing in a BJJ tournament, even winning some of his matches.
Mark Zuckerberg Promises He Wasn’t Out
Although Mark Zuckerberg was successful in some of his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches, there was a match he had that did not go his way. In fact, it even looked as if he was choked unconscious by his second foe, or at least that is what the referee overseeing the match thought.
However, Zuckerberg and his team were quick to correct the record when the New York Times posted an article about his Jiu-Jitsu escapades, saying that the match was stopped after the referee heard him snoring, a sign of an unconscious competitor. Shortly after this piece was published, Zuck and his coach Dave Camarillo both reached out to the Times to say that the referee mistook labored breathing for snores, and prematurely stopped the contest.
Whether or not Mark Zuckerberg was truly unconscious may remain a mystery, but there have been plenty of situations in which a referee thought someone was choked out when they were not. Conversely though, we have also seen scenarios in which a competitor is not aware that they were out for a brief moment, and when they come to they are convinced they stayed conscious, so this truly could be either situation unfolding.