Jon Jones, received his belt from four-time No-Gi World Heavyweight Champion Roberto Alencar.
Jon Jones posted this quote to Instagram:
“It was an honor to receive a blue belt today from my professor @tussagb. Wanted to sincerely thank my family at both @jacksonwink_mma and @graciebarranm for always standing with me, encouraging me, and pushing me to new heights. This week the belt was blue, next week it will be gold.”
Now look, Jon Jones is not your normal blue belt. He’s submitted experience grapplers and BJJ black belts like Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort. Still, any promotion in the sport of BJJ should be celebrated. So congrats, Jon!
Next week, Jon Jones will have a chance to show off his new belt and possibly get his old one back when he takes on reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and rival, Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
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.