Mark Zuckerberg is eating 4,000 calories a day during jiu-jitsu training

Mark Zuckerberg aka Lizard Boy got into martial arts during the pandemic and likes to post about it on Instagram. He even built an octagon in his backyard for practicing, much to his wife’s chagrin. Maybe he thinks it makes him look relatable or something. Like, look, billionaires are just like us! They do jiu-jitsu in their backyard too! Anyway, back in June, his training found its way into the headlines after free speech champion Elon Musk challenged him to a “cage match” and he accepted, responding, “Send me location.” As of right now, there’s no details other than it’s maybe happening in Las Vegas and Musk plans to live-stream it on Twitter X. Will their kiddie cage match be sponsored by the letter X? Can Twitter X even handle the amount of traffic that a live-streamed cage match between the two?

Zuck must be taking the match and his opponent very seriously though, because he’s been training so hard that he needs to eat around 4,000 calories a day to keep up. And because he’s facing Ron DeSantis’s biggest fanboy, I guess he figured bulking up on McDonald’s was the way to go.

Mark Zuckerberg is a big fan of the golden arches.

On Tuesday, the Meta co-founder shared a long list of his favorite McDonald’s menu items in a post on Threads, his new platform that rivals X (the company formerly known as Twitter). The Threads post started when McDonald’s asked “y’all want anything from mcdonald’s?”

Zuckerberg, 39, who does jiu jitsu, wrote back: “20 nuggets, a quarter pounder, large fries, Oreo McFlurry, apple pie, and maybe some side cheeseburgers for later?”

UFC Fighter Mike Davis responded to the Threads post and called out his training. “You’re in camp! No Mcdonalds ??,” he wrote.

The tech titan told Davis in response: “Not cutting weight so I need ~4000 calories a day to offset all the activity. And it’s so delicious…”

[From Yahoo]

Rich people, man. I know athletes who are in extreme training mode do need to increase their daily caloric intake, but – and call me crazy – I don’t think 4,000 calories in McNuggets is what his trainer meant. Shouldn’t he be eating protein, vegetables, complex carbs, and healthy fats? Also, who likes the Oreo McFlurry over the M&Ms one? Or the Snickers one?! I bet he doesn’t even like the Shamrock Shake.

For what it’s worth, I do think Zuck was either trolling for attention, had just turned his programming switch to dorky dad humor, or was simply trying really hard to get some free Mickey D’s. Billionaires have weird senses of humor. They’re just like us!

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  1. Southern Fried says:

    I have a feeling if this fight actually happens we’ll hear global laughing for days. Two jerks jerking.

  2. Steph says:

    Can someone please describe the flavor of the shamrock shake? Is it minty? All I know is that it’s green!

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      Yes, a shamrock shake is mint flavored. It would be nothing special if it weren’t offered only for a short time every year, or that you need to be lucky enough to stop at a McDonalds with functioning ice cream equipment.

  3. seaflower says:

    “Elon Musk bragged about lifting ’45 lb weights’ on Friday. Now he says he has to get an MRI on his neck and back and may need surgery before his cage match with Zuck.”

    Next it will be his mum won’t let him fight. Who’s a big chicken ,,,,,

  4. Sean says:

    I trained in BJJ/MMA in my 20s and once ate McDonald’s SEVERAL hours prior to a training session. I felt like crap because IT’S NOT PART OF A NUTRITIONAL DIET.

    Competitive athletes DO often need more than 2k calories to function but they’re not eating McD’s unless it’s a one-off cheat meal.

    Also, all of the postings Zuck has been doing about how ripped and tough he’s getting from MMA training just makes me think “He’s one of the richest individuals in the world and a pioneer of social media. Yet deep down he still yearns to be a “Chad” like the ones who made fun of him and dated the girls he always pined after.”

    Remember kids, Zuck stole the idea of Facebook from his college roommates and used it as a way to meet women because he’s a social misfit.

    • Noo says:

      So true. This absurd BS is what the Venn diagram unnatural wealth accumulation, infantile emotional immaturity and N3RD is serving up these days. Looking at the massive money fuelled displays of ennui, I guess none of the 1%ers ever got around to reading any existentialists and seeing where this pathway takes them.

  5. CuriousCole says:

    I trained Jiu Jitsu for years and no one in fight camp EVER ate fast food. Most don’t eat a *big* meal at all before regular training even because it’ll make you feel sluggish and a full stomach is too risky if you get knee-on-bellied etc… He’s such a joke.

  6. CJT says:

    Well, there are plenty of stories about top athletes who will definitely eat McDonalds as part of their overall high calorie diet during trainings. It can’t be the only thing you eat but it gets the job done.

  7. Twin Falls says:

    I’m assuming he’s getting paid by McDonald’s.

    I have the privilege to not need to incorporate fast food into our diets generally but after a long weekend baseball tournament, I will drive my kids through McDonald’s on the way home and…they like the Oreo McFlurry. 🤷‍♀️

  8. SIde Eye says:

    The older I get, the more the concept of “billionaire” really offends me. There should be no such thing. Look at how they are spending their money – little d*ck space trips etc. while people literally starve. Every person working at Amazon should be making 6 figures. Every last one of them, from the person who cleans the bathrooms at the warehouses, to the one answering phones in the lobby. It infuriates me to hear stories about how the air conditioning was turned off in the warehouse and people fainted etc. cause a BILLIONAIRE is nickel and diming them.

    The Mega Millions jackpot (cash option) is about $750 million. I play the lotto all the time and I’ve always felt one day I’ll win it. I have a deal with my sister, whoever wins we split it. Which leaves me with roughly 375 million. Cut that in half by tax. I already have a list of everyone I would help, some are people I just interact with casually. Everyone in my building would have their mortgage paid. There are people in my family (anyone who isn’t a narcissistic, abusive, gaslighting a-hole) that I would help. Even my ex husband, he gets an amount, cause it makes no sense for me to sit on hundreds of millions while he goes to work in a stressful job- anyway there should be parity between the houses when our child spends time with him. At the end of the day, after I have helped everyone, adopted all the dogs, done the rest of my traveling, and put money in trust for my kid, I’d have some 52 million left. If you can’t live on 52 million, there’s something wrong.

    Money is wasted on the rich. It is really, really wasted on the rich. Time for a revolution. I mean this is what they are focused on while people starve. While there’s a housing crisis. While people will have to choose this winter between heat and eating. I’m disgusted.

    • Mango says:

      I agree that billionaires should not exist. It annoys me when someone else says the billionaire “earned” that money. The whole concept of money is pretty cold and heartless and even more so in cultures where it’s more or less everyone for themselves. Everyone should have shelter, food, clothes, and healthcare. People should be more open to sharing their money especially those who are wealthy and even open to looking after someone else’s children. More communal. Instead we see fathers who want an award for babysitting their own kids. People as a whole could be a lot more helpful and kinder to each other.

  9. Call_Me_AL says:

    Sorry, still won’t make you remotely attractive, Zuck

  10. Peanut Butter says:

    This is the dumbest, most boring and pointless face-off ever 🙄

  11. Rea says:

    While I am all for a good fight this one feels too forced & no effort put into it. At least stage it convincingly.

  12. bisynaptic says:

    I wish they’d both go away.