Former WWE United States, MVP, has won a world championship medal in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a recent competition in Orlando, Florida.
Speculation of his achievement first began to circulate following The Hurt Business defeating The New Day for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships at Tables, Ladders and Chairs on December 2o.
Following the victory which added more gold to the popular stable, MVP posted a picture on himself, WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander together backstage, holding their respective pieces of gold.
However, it was MVP’s medal which got tongues wagging and fans questioning what the forty seven year old had been doing in his spare time.
The answer was provided by the man himself on Instagram who posted a video of himself being award with the gold medal after winning the IBJFF Master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. He wrote along with the video:
“So it’s an action packed weekend for The Hurt Business! I figured I would set the tone. I competed in my 4th IBJJF Masters Worlds Saturday and FINALLY captured a WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! The elusive championship gold was finally mine! My BJJ professor @andre_gbchampionsforest also promoted me to brown belt as a result! This was a HUGE accomplishment for me. The journey continues… #ibjjfmastersworlds #thehurtbusiness #bjjtournament #bjjlife #grappler #graciebarra #legitaf #ibjjf #brownbelt #dreamchaser #champion.”
The star has been practicing the sport for several years and holds other distinctions such as gold medalist in the Masters 3 Ultra Heavyweight Division at the Houston Open, gold medalist in the Open Division at the Houston Open and silver medalist in the Masters 4/Male/Purple/Ultra-Heavy Category at The World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championships.
Inside the Ropes offers its congratulations to MVP on such a momentous achievement.