UFC legend, Randy Couture was recently awarded a black belt following his win over Boxing champion, James Toney at UFC 118 by his Jiu-Jitsu instructor Neil Melanson. Many questioned why Couture would get a black belt for a submission against such a novice in grappling as Toney.

Neil Melanso comes out with this video to explain what it means to receive a ‘no-gi’ black belt, something that is very new to the jiu jitsu community, but is also done, and perhaps started by jiu-jitsu innovator Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu.