Brendan Schaub Clarifies He Wasn’t Demoted From Brown Belt To White Belt By Ryron and Rener Gracie

Brendan Schaub

A News came out regarding Brendan Schaub being demoted from brown belt to white belt. The Jiu-Jitsu Times asked Brendan Schaub about this situation and here is his statement:

“On the most recent Fight Companion podcast, I mentioned that I wore a white belt at the Gracie Academy for a few weeks when I first arrived, even though I was already a brown belt in BJJ. My miscommunication on the issue caused some people, including Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen, to think I was demoted by my instructors, Ryron and Rener Gracie, and it’s not true.”

Brown Belt And UFC Fighter Brendan Schaub Had To Wear A White Belt At Gracie Academy

“When I moved from Colorado to Los Angeles, we trained mostly no-gi, so when we rolled in the gi occasionally to mix up the training and sharpen my defense/escapes, I would wear a loaner gi and a white belt that came with the gi (since they didn’t have loaner brown belts). After several weeks I began bringing my brown belt on gi days and I’ve worn it ever since. I have never seen Ryron or Rener demote anyone, and I have nothing but respect for them and everything they’ve done for jiu-jitsu. -Brendan Schaub”


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