Mark Zuckerberg poses with UFC President Dana White during a UFC Fight Night event.
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg just underwent surgery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament while training for mixed martial arts.
The Facebook co-founder revealed his injury via Instagram on Friday. post In it, he said, “I tore my anterior cruciate ligament while sparring and just had surgery to replace it.”
“I was training for a mixed martial arts fight early next year, but I got delayed a little bit,” Zuckerberg said. “I’m looking forward to doing it again once I recover.”
“Thank you everyone for your love and support,” he added.
Mr. Zuckerberg posted several photos of himself in a private hospital setting, which showed the executive being comforted by his wife, Priscilla Chan, before and during his post-surgery recovery. .
Meta CEO has recently developed an interest in MMA and martial arts, training in various martial arts including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The announcement was made on Facebook in May. post He competed in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament for the first time and won gold and silver medals.
Zuckerberg’s recent anterior cruciate ligament injury was sparked after a brief verbal exchange between Meta executives and Tesla CEO Elon Musk that hinted at a possible cage match.
However, Zuckerberg commented that the match would not take place during the summer. post “We can all agree that Elon is not serious. It’s time to move on,” the thread said.
Zuckerberg said Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White offered to make the match between the two executives a “legitimate tournament for charity,” but Musk refused to approve any dates. Ta.
“If Elon gets serious about an actual date or an official event, he knows how to contact me,” Zuckerberg said at the time. “If not, it’s time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take this sport seriously.”
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