Conor McGregor, former two-division UFC champion and arguably the most famous MMA fighter in the world, has been promoted to BJJ black belt!
Promotion took place last Monday (September 4), with the belt being wrapped around McGregor’s waist by his long-time coach and friend John Kavanagh.
“The Notorious” shared the news via social media:
Received my black belt tonight from my coach, friend, and mentor, John Kavanagh of SBG Ireland!
20 years of hard work! Thank you John for everything over the years, and to all of my team mates throughout this incredible Jiu Jjitsu journey! Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart!
A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, wow!
Praise be to God and then Helio.
I’ll be in the Gi in it tomorrow Helio, I promise, and I cannot wait!
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Praise for McGregor came from all sides, including Gordon Ryan:
Well deserved. Despite what people say, you’re pretty exceptional on the ground, especially with MMA being your main focus.
Rener Gracie praised him as well:
What an achievement! Only a select few will ever know the feeling.
Congratulations to you and to John Kavanagh.