Dave Batista, the pro wrestler-turned-actor who kicked butt as Drax the Destroyer in “Guardians of the Galaxy”, is actually a legit badass. Case in point: he was awarded his purple belt under jiu-jitsu master Cesar Gracie.
For those who don’t know, earning a belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is quite unlike earning a belt in, say, Tae Kwon Do, as you actually have to be able know what you’re doing and apply those techniques against someone trying to choke the crap out of you. So the fact that Batista earned a purple belt – and under Cesar Gracie no less – is hella impressive.
Here’s a video of the ceremony where Batista got his belt. RESPECT.