Cain, DC, Rockhold get new BJJ belts

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

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target="_blank">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.