Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by chino3, Aug 28, 2010.
Did Randy just get his black belt?!?
Another symbolic MMA BB.
I saw that too. Can anyone give me information about his coach Neil Melanson. I went to the website but would like more info on his background.
it was for comic relief.. randy was laughing it off, so was the guy who gave it to him
It was definitely done as a joke...but no one would argue in principle. The guy hung with Jacare afterall...
It was a joke, just for laughs, take it easy everybody
I don't think that was a joke. Neil Melanson has his own style of catch/no-gi and awards ranks for it. He is not a bjj guy. That was not a BJJ belt. That was a belt in Neil's grappling style and it was well deserved IMO.
Neil has a stripe system to go on shorts. It's possible he's awarded a black stripe to Randy.
We'll probably find out in the post fight press conference coming up.
Neil gave him a black belt in his grappling system.
Who here would say he has not earned it for years of service in the sport. He has beaten BJJ black belts. Hell, he schooled Vitor Belfort who was supposed to be the second coming of BJJ Jesus according to Carlson.
he looked into it for about three months if i can remember, he looked at the take down aspect of it but no so much holding them there.
Hum, Vitor was never a phenomen in BJJ.
If you go on xtreme couture website, Neil explains the reason behing the stripes system in his grappling system.
has neilson won anything comp wise?
Neil has health issues that stops him from competing.
Well, not many would, but the OP's question was if he had officially received one.
Neil Melanson is a judo / hayatstan blackbelt under Karo Parysian / Gokor / Gene LeBell.
I'm not sure about sub wrestling comp, but he doesn't compete because he's blind in one eye and has an auto immune disease. He wanted to compete in MMA until he was struck down by this disease a few years ago.
that was a bjj blackbelt because it had the red bar
Randy said it was no joke during press conference
Couture just confirmed the blackbelt was in Neils' Catch Wrestling based system.
Yep, he is following the same color BJJ system as well.
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