Fan-favorite bantamweight Aljamain Sterling has reached a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu milestone that many competitors take years to accomplish. He’s been awarded a black belt in the martial art by Matt Serra according to a post on his official Instagram on Sunday.
“What a journey it has been to reach this point as a BJJ player,” Sterling wrote. “I’m so competitive against myself in everything that I do, that words really can’t explain how much receiving a BJJ black-belt from sensei [Matt Serra] means to me. As I heard my name being called, I instantly felt the waterworks rushing to my eyes! (I was able to fight them off with a Kimuras and leglocks).”
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Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.