Billionaire tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg has been compared to Russian President Vladimir Putin after romping home to an astonishing victory in his first ever Jiu Jitsu tournament.
The 38-year-old who runs Facebook's parent group Meta bizarrely took home both the gold AND silver medals over the weekend.
It is not clear which disciplines he won which medal in, but he finished first or second in either the GI or no-GI disciplines in the sport he only started training in during the pandemic.
READ MORE: Half-sunk nightclub paddle boat left to rot for years finally set for scrap heap
He posted images of his victories on social media and said: “Competed in my first jiu jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu team.
“Thanks to @davecamarillo @khaiwu @intense0ne for training me!”
The shock victories for the novice fighter sparked chaos online.
Many compared him to Putin, who often brags of winning ice hockey games on a regular basis, while being the one to carry his team single-handedly to victory.
One wrote: “This is probably like Putin scoring eight goals in hockey game.”
And another commented: “Dude wrote an algorithm to help him win.”
There were also several people claiming Zuckerberg is actually not human, and this was a cyborg sent in his place.
“Oh, dear God Cyborgs are learning hand to hand combat that's NOT GOOD,” one joked.
Wagner boss and Chechnya leader lay groundwork to 'blame' Kremlin for war failure
A second tweeted: “No fair androids shouldn’t be allowed to compete.”
He does appear to have a famous fan, however, after former UFC champion Conor McGregor called the news “f***ing awesome”.
Zuckerberg commented on his love of the sport last year when talking to Joe Rogan.
At the time, he explained how he enjoyed the fact there was “something so primal about it”.
Ukraine shoots down 'almost impossible to detect' 24ft Russian hypersonic missile
He added: “Since then I've just introduced a bunch of my friends to it—we train together, and we like, wrestle together, and there's a certain intensity to it that I like.
“Since COVID, I got super into surfing and foiling, and then really into MMA. I know a lot of people who do it.
“MMA is like the perfect thing because it's like, if you stop paying attention for one second, you're gonna end up on the bottom.”
For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.
For more of the latest news from the world of the Daily Star, check out our homepage
Met Office issues yellow 'thunderstorm warning' with 'floods likely' and 'hail coming'
Family breakdown as adopted 'kid' turns out to be 'adult sociopath' with dwarfism
Fears 'disturbing' trend where children film attacks for 'sport' will end in death
Residents plagued by 'horrendous mystery rashes' that stop people going into gardens
Source: Read Full Article