One of the most popular figures in the BJJ and MMA world, Joe Rogan, has now given his opinion on the news that Mark Zuckerberg won a local BJJ tournament recently. Rogan shared his opinion on a recent episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, where he seemed just as surprised by everyone else in the world at the news:
“Did you see Mark Zuckerberg won a gold medal in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition? Mark Zuckerberg is a f*cking savage, he’s been training Jiu-Jitsu. This is what he did; he wore a mask, and he f*cking put a hat on, and he hid, and he used an alias.”
Rogan actually knows first-hand how Zuckerberg found the sport and how much he enjoys it, as the Facebook founder appeared on a different episode of his podcast last year and revealed the news that he had started training in BJJ and MMA.
“Imagine you’re right about to compete in like maybe your first competition ‘oh, I’ll just give it a try, what’s the worst that could happen?’ The worst thing that could happen is you get strangled by a super-nerd in front of the whole world!”
Along with discussing Mark Zuckerberg, Joe Rogan also named a few other celebrity BJJ competitors who have hit the headlines recently like famous actors Tom Hardy and Mario Lopez. He made it clear that he has nothing but praise for anyone who chooses to compete in the sport despite having no reason to do so other than their own personal improvement:
“I think that’s amazing… He doesn’t have to do anything. He’s one of the richest people on earth and he just takes a chance and tries to get good at this thing, and then goes and competes in this thing. We should all celebrate that, that’s amazing.”
The full clip from the episode of The Joe Rogan Experience where he discusses Mark Zuckerberg and his recent performance in a BJJ tournament was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of the podcast: