"The intensity that he brought to his movie roles, he brought that. He didn't say a word, he didn't say anything," Hardy's opponent said after the match
Tom Hardy doesn't just play a tough guy onscreen — the Mad Max star, who is an accomplished blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu, took home another martial arts championship over the weekend.
The 45-year-old actor stunned attendees at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship on Saturday when he entered the tournament at Oakgrove School in Milton Keyes, England
Hardy reportedly secretly arranged to participate in the tournament with the event organizers weeks beforehand, according to the Daily Mail.
Hardy was able to floor each of his opponents in the competition. His final rival, Andry Leatherland, told the Daily Mail
According to Newsweek, Hardy started training with the organization and learning jiu-jitsu to prepare for his role in the 2011 film, Warrior.
Itoumaine, a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, said he plans to hold more competitions next year and hopes the star will enter further tournaments.