Picture the scene.
Youve spent years toiling on the mats to obtain blue bet level in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and also have seen your years of effort pay back to be eligible for the finals of a meeting Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and you stand opposite your opponent in the gold medal match and realise that its f*cking Bane.
Yep, Tom Hardy, known for his villainous role at night Knight Rises and also turns in Mad Max and mixed fighting techinques epic Warrior, is really a longtime fan and proponent of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where he’s got increased to blue belt level, and showed off his skills at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in his native England.
And he only went and won the bloody thing.
I was waiting match-side for the semi-final when Tom arrived. I didnt know he would be there plus they expected me to stay composed, his defeated opponent joked afterwards, per Yahoo Sports. I recognised him right away. Everyone understands who Tom Hardy is, dont they? I was shell-shocked. He said just forget its me and do what you will normally do. Hes an extremely strong guyyou wouldnt think it with him being truly a celebrity.
A spokesperson for the tournament added: Everyone recognised him but he was very humble and was pleased to devote some time out for folks to take photographs with him. It had been a genuine pleasure to possess him compete at our event.
Its not unusual for combat players to help make the jump to Hollywood, such as for example what Conor McGregor happens to be doing by starring in the remake of 80s action flick Road House, nonetheless it is considerably rarer because of this proceed to happen backwards.
Hardys BJJ chops comes just a few weeks taken off when another household name, Facebook head honcho Mark Zuckerberg, showed off their own developing MMA skills, that have been significantly praised by McGregor.
And hey, if this celebrity fighting trend continues some time longer, who wouldnt prefer to see Tom Hardy and Zuck obtain it on? Stranger things, and all that