BJJ black belt Chad George made his much awaited debut for Bellator MMA in 2015 at Bellator. He faced Mark Vorgeas and won the fight via the infamous Von Flue Choke in the first round.
George was in top side control but his head was stuck in a headlock. Any BJJ player knows that that only means one thing: Von Flue Choke!
As George applied the Von Flue choke, Vorgeas went unconscious, and George knew what was up so he refused to punch his unconscious opponent instead choosing to argue with the referee until the referee noticed that Vorgeas was indeed out…
Von Flue choke consists of applying a strong crossface on the opponent’s neck, forcing them to either let go of the headlock or pass out.
George’s fair play shows the mentality that you get from Jiu-Jitsu. A few years ago after defeating Chael Sonnen, Demian Maia said to Joe Rogan as cornerman Wanderlei Silva implored the crowd to cheer:
“I want to show jiu-jitsu to the world, and show to the people that you can win the fight without hurting your opponent.”
Chad George has rich background in grappling sports, as he was a U.S. high school All-American wrestler and was a great BJJ competitor. In 2010, he won his first IBJJF BJJ no-gi world championship at blue belt. In 2012, he captured the purple belt IBJJF no-gi world title, and then continued the tradition in 2014 he won the IBJJF no-gi brown belt world championship.
In 2016 Chad received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.