Did You Know NBA Star Roy Hibbert Is A Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt?

Roy Hibbert is a Jamaican-American basketball player, currently serving as a center for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.

Hibbert is also BJJ blue belt.

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According to the sports magazine Bleacher Report, the Nuggets player may have taken up BJJ in order to add some quickness to his game.

Check out this video of him as a white belt practicing some of his moves with Gracie Academy owner Rener Gracie.

VIDEO: NBA Center, Roy Hibbert, from the Indiana Pacers gets his very first class in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu! Thanks to Dana White for sending him our way! Once this guy learns the triangle choke everyone should run for the hills!!!

Posted by Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy on Saturday, May 23, 2015


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