Tom Hardy Brought ‘Venom’ Energy to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition and Won Gold

Tom Hardy channeled his “Venom” energy onto the mat.The Academy Award nominee and “Mad Max: Fury Road” alum competed in the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes, England, where he won the gold prize.

Hardy entered the match under his real name, Edward Hardy, and competed against martial arts veteran Danny Appleby in the tournament’s semi-final match.A spokesperson for the tournament told The Guardian that Hardy was “very humble” and took photographs with fans.

“Everyone recognized him,” the spokesperson said.Hardy’s competitor Appleby was “shell-shocked” to learn he was fighting Hardy.

Appleby added that Hardy told him to “just forget it’s me and do what you would normally do” during the competition.Hardy, who played a former Marine turned mixed martial arts fighter in 2011 film “Warrior,” is a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

He also won the Reorg Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Wolverhampton in

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