UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is officially a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Jones was promoted by Gracie Barra’s Roberto Alencar — a four-time No-Gi World Champion. The promotion comes over two years after Jones earned his BJJ blue belt.
“I haven’t felt this honored in a really long time. Thank you @graciebarra“
In addition to promoting Jones, Alencar also promoted Bellator MMA fighter Aaron Pico to blue belt.
“Earned not given. Thank you @tussagb for blue belt.”