The world of combat sports has seen many greats come and go, but few have had the meteoric rise of Conor McGregor. The Irishman is widely considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, and he is also a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
McGregor’s BJJ Journey
McGregor’s journey to the coveted brown belt began in 2014, when he was promoted to the rank by his coach John Kavanagh after his win over Dustin Poirier. McGregor has been a dedicated student of the martial art, training hard and competing in grappling tournaments during his tenure as a purple belt.
The Benefits of BJJ
The benefits of Brazilian jiu-jitsu are well-known. It is an effective martial art for self-defense, and it also provides a great workout. It has been shown to improve physical fitness, mental focus, and overall wellbeing. For McGregor, it has also been a great way to stay in shape and hone his skills outside of the cage.
The Notorious Brown Belt
McGregor’s brown belt is a testament to his dedication and hard work. It is a symbol of his commitment to the martial art, and it is also a reminder of the importance of setting goals and striving to achieve them. As McGregor himself said, “It’s not about the belt, it’s about the journey.”
For those looking to learn more about BJJ, we recommend check out:
Jiu-Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro
Mastering Jujitsu by Renzo Gracie
John Davis is a dedicated practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, having first started training in the martial art in 2011. Despite facing significant knee issues that have sidelined him for a period, John remains passionate about the sport and continues to follow all the latest developments in the BJJ community.