Rolles on Rashad black belt: I don't feel I owe this explanation to anyone


To be honest, when I heard all the controversy over this I was surprised. As for Rashad and his abilities I can say this: Today the IBJJF has created the No-Gi Jiu Jitsu tournaments. If Rashad were to compete in these tournaments, he would compete at the Black Belt level, without question. He is a Black Belt in No-Gi JJ. I've spent the last year training with Rashad. He's trained with me at Renzo Gracie's in New York, we've trained at Jackson's in New Mexico, in Denver, maybe some of you saw me on some episodes of TUF Heavyweights this season. I was out training with Rashad and working with the guys on their jiu-jitsu skills. I don't really feel that I owe this explanation to anyone. Rashad is a talented athlete and a world-class wrestler and the transition from wrestling to jiu-jitsu was natural for him. I can only speak about my training with him, but of course his jiu-jitsu training began long before our work together.

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MMAunltd site profile image  

1/8/10 8:19 PM by MMAunltd

LOL! I'm sure Rolles has a plan and knows what he is doing...  

Mmanizzle site profile image  

1/8/10 6:17 PM by Mmanizzle


Mmanizzle site profile image  

1/8/10 6:15 PM by Mmanizzle

Mainstream don't really know Rolles, it was a smart marketing move for him to get some exposure... I'm sure Suga Rashad is worthy of a black belt in "no gi"....

KyokushinCatch site profile image  

1/8/10 5:42 PM by KyokushinCatch

balloon-boy's parents might disagree, but who knows what the future holds

MMAunltd site profile image  

1/8/10 5:10 PM by MMAunltd

 He was very respectful to Al Turk in the Q&A which is here.

Kirik site profile image  

1/8/10 11:03 AM by Kirik


MMAunltd site profile image  

1/8/10 9:16 AM by MMAunltd

 Thanks for the input - as someone pointed out in the BJJ forum, it is actually very unlikely to be the last word! 

theppfftt site profile image  

1/8/10 8:14 AM by theppfftt

no to hijack thread but im very anxious to see rolles in action against turk.

nowaydo site profile image  

1/8/10 7:49 AM by nowaydo

Great read!

BrutalMedic site profile image  

1/8/10 6:34 AM by BrutalMedic

"There's no such thing as bad publicity"...Also, WTF @ your post count, Jeez, you are dedicated.