Georges St. Pierre Gets His Black Belt On

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre seems to find success wherever he goes, even when he isn’t in the Octagon. He’s been filming a new movie, signed with the highly touted CAA Sports alongside David Beckham and Derek Jeter, and is preparing for a likely mega fight against lightweight champion B.J. Penn.

On Saturday, however, he achieved another milestone in his martial arts development. St. Pierre was awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, according to Gracie Magazine.

St. Pierre evidently went to train jiu-jitsu at the Tristar Martial Arts Academy in Montreal and, unbeknownst to him, his instructor, Bruno Fernandes, had determined it was to be the day that St. Pierre received his black belt in BJJ.

Laying out three of the high points of his career, according to Gracie Magazine, St. Pierre said, ” When I received my black belt in karate, when I conquered the UFC belt, and today.”

Fernandes is a Gracie Barra black belt and holder of several jiu-jitsu titles. He has been one of St. Pierre’s instructors for several years.