Tom Hardy's filmography is full of intense situations, from playing the alien symbiote Venom as a host to taking on Batman as Bane and playing the title role in the post-apocalyptic film "Mad Max: Fury Road."
The action-packed movie star can now add martial arts champion to his list of achievements.
After secretly joining the competition on Saturday, the 45-year-old English actor took home the gold at the 2022 UMAC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championships, according to the event's organisers.
While Hardy's arrival at the competition venue in Milton Keynes, England, shocked spectators and other participants, organisers claimed he was merely "keeping his word."
Tom Hardy won the event's gold medal.
Hardy consented to compete after making a low-key appearance at the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship last month, according to Mohamed Itoumaine, a referee and spokesperson for the competition's organiser, Ultimate Martial Arts Championships, who talked to CNN on Wednesday. Itoumaine officiated the earlier competition in Wolverhampton.
He promised to visit my house next at the championship, and he followed his promise, which made Itoumaine very happy and impressed.
"Because of their busy schedules, it is quite difficult to get a prominent individual to come to a local tournament."
Itoumaine claimed that UMAC kept the Hollywood star's visit a secret in order to relieve Hardy of any unnecessary strain before the competition.
And Hardy made sure to deliver when he showed up. Itoumaine claimed that Hardy won his division handily and advanced through the competition before taking home the top honour.
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Social media posts depict a victorious Hardy holding his diploma that is signed with his real name, "Edward Hardy," on it.
Hardy truly holds a blue belt. I've been a referee for more than ten years, and after watching him compete at the REORG tournament, I knew he'd win my match," Itoumaine stated.
To get there, one must work hard and be committed. He possesses technical, physical, and cerebral aptitude. He is someone who seeks to defeat his opponent by forcing him to tap out in order to win as effectively as possible.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu second-degree black belt Itoumaine said he intends to host additional competitions in 2019 and hopes the star will participate in more of them.