Okay, here's some background. I've down kung fu for ten years and Jiu-Jitsu for about a year now. I got my friend into MMA around a year ago and he moved away and went on to train elsewhere, kind of gym hopping, but it seems to have gone to his head. Here's a rundown of what is going on: 1.) his GF has made backhanded insults to me via facebook, etc... about how he's a better fighter/MA than me, despite the fact that he has only about 8-9 months of total training. I know this has to come from him and she just reiterates (sp)? it. 2.) He's trained at a few hole in the wall gyms, but trained for 2 months at Urijah Faber's gym. He's always bragging about tapping purple's, blues, etc... and how Faber rolled with him and couldn't submit him, only "control" him. I don't know what to say to these things because I trained in the Cesar Gracie system and when I roll with a purple belt, I get pretzeled. 3.) He told me he KO'd a guy in sparring. Then on facebook etc... it suddenly turned into an amaetur MMA fight and now he's "2-0" or something when he hasn't, in actuality, had an amaetur fight. Now he condescends my 3 pankration fights as something beneath his level of expertise. 4.) He's never watched MMA. Ever. Now that he's been DVR'ing ultimate knock outs, etc... he acts as if he's an MMA encyclopedia. His best insight into the sport was "Yeah Wanderlei was pretty good in PRIDE". He acts like I've never watched the sport in my life and said he isn't impressed with Anderson Silva because "that nobody (Travis Lutter) mounted him, even Faber couldn't mount me". Anyway, long story made shorter, I've rolled with him ONCE after he's had some training and tapped him with relative ease and lit him up sparring, but I never make any mention of it to avoid awkwardness. This guy is my fiance's brother and has been my best friend for a very long time, and I don't know how to handle this situation. He's making me very angry at times and being downright arrogant, if not lying at times. How do you guys handle shit like this with your training partners/friends? With words? With the gloves? If I hear one more "I heel hooked a purple belt with ease" story I may hang myself. Thanks for any help.