Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain’s love of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is well-documented. Earlier this year, he told SB Nation that his interest, which he picked up from wife Ottavia, was bordering on obsession: “If I don’t train, I’m like going through drug withdrawal. I feel miserable and worthless if I miss a single day. I’ve been going a lot.”
And now, we have video evidence. The chef recently posted Instagram footage of his sparring with Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, a super heavyweight Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter with more than a dozen championship titles under his belt. We’ve turned it into a series of GIFs for your amusement (and to take the edge off Monday). Let’s see how things turned out for our friend Tony:
At first, Bourdain seems like he’s off to a shaky start. Poor Tony.
But then, a comeback! Go, Tony, go!
You’ve got ‘im, Tony! Champion title, shmampion title. Or so it appears…
Don’t take it too hard, Tony. We all have our strong suits. Better luck next time!
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