Roy Nelson receives his black belt from Renzo Gracie

Former IFL Heavyweight Champion and current contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 10, Roy Nelson (13-4) has officially received his black belt from Renzo Gracie.

Nelson’s grappling has been largely overlooked due to his physical appearance but this is no longer. Nelson was promoted by the legendary Gracie personally while at his New York academy last week.

Roy will be opening an official Renzo Gracie academy in the near future. Congrats “Big Country” on this well earned and deserved accomplishment!