Joe Lauzon promoted to purple belt

by Chris Palmquist | source:

UFC Fighter Joe Lauzon was recently promoted to purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his jiu-jitsu instructor John Clark. John Clark is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Fabio Araujo, who himself is a Carlson Gracie Black Belt under Amaury Possidente.

Despite being a well-versed grappler and most well known for his grappling and submission skills, Lauzon is relatively new to gi jiu-jitsu.

Lauzon is next scheduled to fight January 2nd, against Sam Stout at UFC 108, having recently come off ACL replacement surgery.

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Big Pun site profile image  

10/7/09 10:15 AM by Big Pun

 Yeah, if he is a purple belt then I am a day one student.

Hansumboy site profile image  

10/7/09 10:05 AM by Hansumboy

Surely he is black belt level though?

Tom Lawlor site profile image  

10/7/09 9:57 AM by Tom Lawlor

congrats Joe!

Matt Peterson site profile image  

10/7/09 8:27 AM by Matt Peterson


Brasco site profile image  

10/7/09 12:22 AM by Brasco

only thing purple about Joe is his

UGK4Life site profile image  

10/6/09 9:16 PM by UGK4Life

Congrats.. Big fan of you and your brother Dan.. Sam Stouts a tough dude and it should be a good fight.. Best of luck..

pigpen site profile image  

10/6/09 9:03 PM by pigpen

 wow, I thought joe was already a purple or higher and I thought they did the belt whips for bb

FERA BRABA site profile image  

10/6/09 8:43 PM by FERA BRABA

 Yah!  Faixa Roxa!!!

joemama site profile image  

10/6/09 8:43 PM by joemama

I thought J-Lau has been a black belt for years now..anyway congrats

TekNyc site profile image  

10/6/09 8:43 PM by TekNyc

ttt for J-Lau.