Tom Hardy makes a surprise appearance at a martial arts competition and wins the title

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-22 13:07:02

Tom Hardy's resume is filled with fight scenes, whether against Batman as Bane, as the alien Venom, or in the post-apocalyptic movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' And now, the blockbuster star can add the title of martial arts champion to his list of mistakes made.

Crédit : Sean Rosborough / SWNS

Indeed, the 45-year-old English actor won the gold medal at the 2022 UMAC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championships on Saturday after quietly entering the competition, organizers said. While spectators and other competitors stood in awe when Tom Hardy showed up at a gymnasium in the town of Milton Keynes, England, located northwest of London, halfway between the capital and Birmingham.

Mohamed Itoumaine, referee and spokesperson for the Ultimate Martial Arts Championships tournament, said on Wednesday that Hardy had agreed to compete after his low-key appearance at the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship last month: “I was really excited and impressed because he told me during the championship that he was coming and he kept his word. » Mohamed Itoumaine said UMAC did not reveal the Hollywood star's attendance so as not to add pressure on Hardy ahead of the competition.

And when it's time to start combats , the 45-year-old British actor lived up to his tough reputation. According to several witnesses present on site, Tom Hardy dominated his category and qualified step by step until winning the first prize in the competition. Footage posted to social media shows the sweaty victorious comedian holding his certificate made out to his real name 'Edward Hardy'.

Tom Hardy, a good level fighter

“He is a legitimate blue belt. I have over 10 years of experience as a referee and after seeing him compete for the first time in the REORG Championship, I knew he was going to smash it all in this competition. It takes dedication and hard work to reach this level. He is technically, physically and mentally competent. He's someone who wants to win in the best possible way, which is to say by submitting his opponent and making him hit. explained Mohamed Itoumaine. The latter said he plans to organize other competitions next year and hopes that the star will participate.

Crédit : Sean Rosborough / SWNS

Crédit : Sean Rosborough / SWNS

Source : CNN