- Zuckerberg said that he was training for a competitive MMA fight in early 2024
- It pushes off any possible bout between him and Elon Musk even further
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Meta CEO and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was forced to get surgery after tearing his ACL while training mixed martial arts.
Zuckerberg said he was scheduled to have an MMA fight early next year – but those plans will likely need to be adjusted.
He shared a number of photos from his hospital bed on Friday afternoon – with the announcement of his ailment detailed in the caption.
‘Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it. Grateful for the doctors and team taking care of me,’ the 39-year-old Zuckerberg wrote on Instagram.
‘I was training for a competitive MMA fight early next year, but now that’s delayed a bit.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he tore his ACL while training for an upcoming MMA bout
Zuckerberg went under the knife and began the months-long recovery process
It also pushes off any potential bout between Zuckerberg and fellow billionaire Elon Musk
‘Still looking forward to doing it after I recover. Thanks to everyone for the love and support.’
It’s not clear exactly who Zuckerberg was set to fight at the beginning of next year and it hadn’t been publicly announced that a bout was scheduled.
He’s been seen training with the likes of Henry Cejudo and has befriended top MMA fighters Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski.
Zuckerberg had been publicly quarrelling with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and challenging his fellow tech billionaire to a fight – but nothing came to fruition.
Both the billionaires blamed each other for why a bout never developed, but Musk went on Joe Rogan’s podcast earlier this week and said he’d fight Zuckerberg ‘anytime, anywhere, any place’.