Tom Hardy makes shock look at martial arts match

Now, the blockbuster star can add martial arts champion to his checklist of action-packed accolades.

The 45-year-old English actor gained gold on the 2022 UMAC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championships on Saturday after quietly coming into the competitors, organizers instructed USA Prime Time.

While bystanders and different rivals have been left shocked when Hardy turned up on the college corridor in Milton Keynes, England, organizers stated he was merely “conserving his phrase.”

Mohamed Itoumaine, a referee and spokesman for the match’s organizer, Ultimate Martial Arts Championships, instructed USA Prime Time on Wednesday that Hardy had agreed to participate within the competitors following his low-key look on the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship final month. Itoumaine was a referee on the earlier match in Wolverhampton.

“I used to be actually excited and impressed as a result of he instructed me on the championship that ‘I’m coming to yours subsequent’ and saved his phrase,” Itoumaine stated.”It could be very arduous to get a well-known particular person to return to an area competitors as a result of their schedules are so busy.”

Itoumaine stated UMAC saved the Hollywood star’s attendance quiet to keep away from including any strain on Hardy forward of the competitors.

And when Hardy arrived, he made positive to ship. Itoumaine stated Hardy dominated his division and certified by way of phases earlier than taking house the highest prize.

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Images posted on social media present a victorious Hardy holding his certificate made out to his actual title “Edward Hardy.”

“[Hardy] is a legit blue belt. I’ve over 10 years of expertise as a ref and after I first noticed him compete on the REORG championship, I knew he would smash it at my competitors,” Itoumaine stated.

“It takes dedication and arduous work to achieve that stage. He is technically, bodily, and mentally expert. He is somebody that desires to win in the absolute best approach, which is making his opponent submit and faucet out.”

Itoumaine, a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, stated he plans to carry extra competitions subsequent yr and hopes the star will enter additional tournaments.

USA Prime Time contacted Hardy’s representatives for remark.

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