Khai Wu has a high profile training partner! The Facebook CEO and multibillionaire has been honing his MMA skills with Taiwan’s Khai Wu.
Zuckerberg announced last night on, you’ve guessed it, Facebook that he was training with the bantamweight:
Wu currently has a 6-4 record and he is rubbing shoulders with one of the richest men in the world. Unfortunately the sparring with Zuckerberg did not give him the impetus he needed to claim the seventh win of his MMA career, he dropped a decision to Joshua Dillon at Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat this weekend.
Khai clearly did not agree with the judges decision and pointed out that none of the blood on his shorts belonged to him. It was a second successive loss for the man from Taiwan:
Thank you everyone for the support and those who made it! Sorry I didn’t get the win guys. I tried my best and thought I did enough to win. For what’s it worth the blood on my shorts were all my opponents haha. To those that support through the wins and losses I appreciate u all pic.twitter.com/MhDFM6lLVd
— Khai “The Shadow” Wu (@khaiwu) September 4, 2022
Khai made the headlines earlier this year after talking down an angry racist. He was able to use his verbal skills to diffuse a potentially dangerous situation in a restaurant when a drunk man started casting racial slurs.
He will probably be making more headlines this weekend for sparring with the Facebook founder than he will for dropping a decision in a regional MMA event in Sacramento. But Khai’s career has taken a slight nosedive after stringing together a four fight winning streak from 2019 t0 2020.
At the age of 38 Zuckerburg has left it quite late in life to begin his MMA career but he certainly wouldn’t be the oldest fighter currently competing in the sport. He would definitely be the richest though and it remains to be seen whether the multibillionaire would actually risk taking a sanctioned bout.
Fortunately for Zuckerburg he earns enough doing the day job that he doesn’t need to worry about earning extra income by taking MMA fights in his spare time. Plus he must be fairly busy running the biggest social media network on the planet.
But if Zuckerburg did decide to fight, even at an amateur level, there would be plenty of interest. We hope he decides to do it, he would certainly have our respect, but the shareholders at Meta Platforms might not be so keen on seeing the Facebook CEO step inside the actual cage!