Coach Roberto Tussa Alencar just promoted UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, to purple belt in BJJ.
Jones was a blue belt from July 2017. What’s even more interesting is that Jones regularly trains in the GI.
Jon Jones stated:
“I haven’t felt this honored in a really long time. Thank you @graciebarra”
Jones’ Coach Tussa stated:
“I am very proud and honored to work alongside this extremely talented athlete. @jonnybones made a commitment and has dedicated some time with the GI after his last fight. I am a big believer that training with the GI on and off camps is #supernecessary to develop a deeper understanding of the ground game. I am excited to showcase the work we have been putting in.”