It was a big day for UFC stars Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez
and Luke Rockhold as they were all rewarded new belts for their
achievements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Cain and Luke upgraded from brown to black while DC made a
significant jump from white to brown. Typically for adults, the
brown belt is awarded after the purple, so DC skipped two
ranks. He’s received these credentials just in time to
contend with Roy Nelson’s beard, which rumor has it, has
officially reached red belt status.
The three fighters received their belts from Checkmat
BJJ‘s Leandro Vieira who is also the head jiu-jitsu coach at American
Kickboxing Academy. Check out the award ceremony for
Daniel Cormier. It involved nunchucks and a human gauntlet of
spanking from Velasquez and the rest of AKA.