You don’t often hear of WWE wrestlers training BJJ and much less competing in BJJ competitions. WWE’s MVP aka Montel Vontavious Porter competed last weekend at the 2020 World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Florida. MV, who’s real name is Hassan Hamin Assad, won gold in the purple belt master 4 division.
He was then promoted on the podium by his instructor:
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MVP who is 47-year-old trains at Houston’s Gracie Barra Champions academy. He has competed numerous times in the past in BJJ competitions. He has has been a pro wrestler since 2002. He wrestles in the WWE and has had runs with New Japan Pro Wrestling and TNA.
He posed proudly with his IBJJF medal:
For the people that have been asking what medal I’m holding in this photo, let me inform you. On Saturday I won a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championship competing in the IBJJF Masters tournament. The Hurt Business had an eventful weekend! Now you know. 😉#thehurtbusiness pic.twitter.com/iJyJ5QMfb0
— MVP (@The305MVP) December 21, 2020