Vinny Magalhaes wrote: "Here's another point. A lot of people hype Anderson's Jiu-Jitsu game because he got his black belt from the Nogueiras. But not every black belt is a high-level black belt. You just happened to have got a black belt under that guy.
"It's not like he has great sweeps. It's not like he has great submissions. How many submissions has he gotten [in the UFC]? He submitted Henderson. He submitted Chael; that's two guys. And he submitted Travis Lutter. So that's three guys. He's even got a couple submission losses. They may be eight years ago, but they're still losses.
"So I feel like this whole thing about Anderson being a black belt doesn't make much of a difference in the fight... It's not that I'm not impressed. People think that if you have a black belt under certain guys, it automatically means you're excellent at it. It doesn't mean anything though. Black belts are not always going to have black-belt skills."
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