Congratulations to my favourite fighter of all time Diego Sanchez who finally received his black belt in BJJ today from Roberto Tussa Alencar! Definitely long overdue since he deserved it 8 years ago in 2005. One of the best Grapplers in MMA but the reason he only recently got it is because up until 2007/2008, he was never ranked in the BJJ and never really trained in the GI. Like Matt Hughes, who is a stud, but never practiced in the GI. But we all know how good Hughes' BJJ is. Diego is a Blackbelt in Gaidojutsui (Greg Jacksons form of submission grappling) and has been for a long time. In fact, he was one of Greg's first students to become a blackbelt (might be first). Also, Diego was a brown belt in BJJ under Saulo Ribiero and anyone that knows much about BJJ, he is arguably the hardest guy to obtain a brown from. Diego was close to obtaining his black belt from him but unfortunately, in 2010, they had a falling out and Diego left the gym. So he had no real chance of getting his black belt. Anyways, so happy! Diego is finally a black belt! One of the best grapplers ever in MMA. Back in 2005/2006/2007, he definitely was the best grappler in the WW division in my opinion. Congrats again Diego!!