Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently recovering after undergoing surgery to replace a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).
The injury occurred during his intense training for a competitive mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, which was originally scheduled for early next year.
Zuckerberg, known for his passion for both technology and physical fitness, shared the news on his Instagram page:
“Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it. 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. Still looking forward to doing it after I recover. Thanks to everyone for the love and support.”
The tech mogul’s interest in MMA began during the pandemic, and he took it beyond casual participation. In his backyard, he even built an octagonal fighting ring.
Earlier this year, Zuckerberg participated in his first Jiu-Jitsu tournament, where he secured both gold and silver medals. Jiu-Jitsu, a ground-based martial art, emphasizes leverage, angles, and timing for non-violent submissions.
Despite the setback caused by the ACL injury, Zuckerberg remains resolute.
He is determined to resume his MMA training once he has fully recovered.
His commitment to pushing boundaries in both the digital and physical realms continues to be a hallmark of his character.