Tim Sylvia gets a blue belt in BJJ

source: tatame.com

Jiu-Jitsu black belts Pedro Silveira and Rodrigo Uzeda gave lessons at five gyms across the United Stated. On the last belt exam, almost 200 athletes graduated, including the former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, who got the Jiu-Jitsu blue belt from the hands of the Brazilians.

The tough guys commented on the work they have been doing on America. “It’s rewarding for us to see our Jiu-Jitsu bringing benefits not only for the great champions as well as for the citizens who try to follow the philosophy of the gentle art as a lever, acting positively and making much difference in their lives."

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Ecko Unltd site profile image  

4/29/10 1:23 PM by Ecko Unltd

 There is a quote from Sylvia, I believe leading up to UFC 68, where he says he is about a purple belt level, but doesn't train gi

Squared Circle site profile image  

4/29/10 1:20 PM by Squared Circle

Ain't gonna help against the world's strongest man.

Scott_Ferrozzo_Fan site profile image  

4/29/10 1:06 PM by Scott_Ferrozzo_Fan

Come on Kirik, I hope you are joking, he did not almost come close to tapping Monson! Monson was exhausted and beat up, Tim just was able to get his legs up into that position, really just because he is so tall.But Monson was nowhere near tapping. Come on! This is also the fight where the camera was in Tim's corner and you can hear his corner say "Ok Tim, don't get excited and try to finish the fight"

pigpen site profile image  

4/29/10 12:59 PM by pigpen

 well that's cool, but shouldn't he have been a bluebelt years ago? or was he doing no gi mostly? or something like what diego was doing

Kirik site profile image  

4/29/10 12:53 PM by Kirik

Tim almost tapped out Monson with a triangle. Maybe it was the first time he ever put on a gi or something?

Haole site profile image  

4/29/10 11:38 AM by Haole

 does this make Monson a 3 stripe white belt?