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Diego Sanchez Becomes A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt, Ready For Clay Guida At TUF 9 Finale


Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez is currently preparing for his big lightweight fight against the cardio machine fighter Clay “The Carpenter” Guida for the Utlimate Fighter 9 finale.  He recently acquired a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Saulo Ribeiro.  Now that he’s officially considered a more experienced ground fighter, Sanchez feels even more ready for his upcoming fight against Guida.  During the ceremony where he received his brown belt, he showed tremendous amount of excitement as his hero Rickson Gracie was there to congratulate him:

Snip from Sanchez:

“Yesterday, I became an official Saulo Ribeiro Brown Belt. I am honored to finally be a part of REAL Gracie BJJ after Royler Gracie tied my brown belt after Saulo promoted me. The icing on the cake was that my hero Rickson Gracie was there watching me and congratulated me!!!”

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