Match point: ‘My money’s on Zuckerberg’ – Jiu Jitsu expert predicts Meta mogul will trounce Tesla tycoon

The proposed Mark Zuckerberg- Elon Musk jiu-jitsu fight has brought an upsurge in interest in the Brazilian version of the martial art. But what does it involve, and how dangerous is it really?

Rian Noctor with blue belt Esther Reilly at JS Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Dublin . Picture: Fergal Phillips

The sight of a sweaty Mark Zuckerberg with his arm raised after winning a gold medal in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu event in May was surprising enough to generate headlines around the world.

It even piqued the interest of Elon Musk, who has now challenged his tech billionaire rival to a cage fight.

Embroiled in a business war over their social media platforms since Zuckerberg announced his intention to create Threads, Meta’s alternative to Twitter, the ...