Chael Sonnen was awarded his brown belt from Gracie Barra instructor Fabiano Scherner last night in Portland, Oregon.
The American gangster is fresh off a big win over BJJ legend Leo Vieira at ADCC and has been seen putting in plenty of work on the mats. Sonnen had this to say about the experience:
Couldn't have happened to a better guy. Chasing those belts is a long, hard road. One more to go.
Chael Sonnen at ADCC. Photo by Chase Smith
Sonnen recently described the difference in training mentality and methodologies between MMA, grappling, and sport grappling here. Keep an eye out for more info on Sonnen's Submission Underground Series coming soon.