Laura Sanko’s Unexpected Brown BJJ Belt Matching Alex Pereira, Contrasting with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s White Belt
MMA stands out as one of the most demanding sports globally, that demands blood and sweat, not just metaphorically but literally. It blends various martial arts disciplines, including Jiujitsu, Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, and more. Consequently, fighters must excel in these areas, refining their skills over time. A recent example is Conor McGregor, who earned his black belt in BJJ after a decade of training and dominance. Surprisingly, UFC Color Commentator Laura Sanko has a brown belt which Alex Pereira also owns, while Khabib Nurmagomedov holds a white belt. Let’s delve into the details.
While discussing fighters’ BJJ belt achievements, it’s really interesting to mention Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is hailed as one of the greatest fighters and retired from the fighting industry quite early with an impressive record of 29-0 has a lower rank BJJ belt compare to Sanko who has brown.
In case you’re not familiar, white is the initial rank in BJJ, followed by blue, purple, brown, black, coral 7, coral 8, and finally red. Earning these belts isn’t a quick feat, as it demands considerable time and dedication, especially to reach the esteemed red belt.
Conor McGregor achieving the black belt marks a significant milestone in his BJJ training. Regarding Sanko, her brown belt, one step away from black, is a commendable achievement, considering she has been training since 2008.
And like UFC commentator Laura Sanko, Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev also have the brown belt. Following his victory against Kamaru Usman in the UFC 294 main event, Khamzat Chimaev swiftly earned a promotion to a BJJ brown belt.
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Indeed, it will surprise many to learn that Laura Sanko holds a higher rank belt than Khabib Nurmagomedov, widely regarded as one of the greatest in the sport. But bit to forget that Sanko has been training since a decade and Khabib has just started out.