Mikey Musumeci is living the dream. The reigning ONE Championship flyweight submission grappling champion has been learning to wake surf with one of the wealthiest men on the planet.

Musumeci has been helping Mark Zukerberg work on his ground game. In return the Meta CEO has given him some wake surfing lessons with the BJJ black belt sharing photos and video on Instagram.


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First time

The video shows Musumeci being towed behind a speed boat. He says Zuckerberg taught him how to surf,

“Look who taught me how to surf today! So many hours of training today and also my first time ever surfing. Having so much fun!”

Zuckerberg has enlisted the help of some elite stars to help him prepare for his MMA debut. He has trained with UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski and was awarded his BJJ blue belt by long term coach Dave Camarillo last month.


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Grudge match

Zuckerberg had hoped to secure a grudge match with rival tech entrepeneur Elon Musk. The two billionaires have both called for the fight on their social media platforms but it seems increasingly unlikely to materialize.

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong blasted Musk for being a bully. He accused the Tesla and X (formerly known as Twitter) owner of being deliberately evasive because he wasn’t genuine about wanting to fight Zuckerberg.

But Zuckerberg is clearly deadly serious about wanting to make his MMA debut and has aired the possibility of signing for ONE Championship or the UFC. He has already competed in some BJJ tournaments but participating in an actual fight will be more complicated.

Being one of the wealthiest men on the planet means there will be a lot of interest in his MMA debut. But the 39 year old has left it very late to start his career and the odds are against him ever reaching an elite level.

Zuckerberg clearly wants to fight and won’t be short of offers from promoters. But there is no chance he will be able to have a few low profile amateur bouts before turning pro, there is simply too much media interest in his fledgling MMA career.