FloGrappling’s ‘Hollywood’ Mike Sears Awarded Black Belt by Carlson Gracie, Jr. (Video)

One of jiu-jitsu’s big personalities, FloGrappling’s “Hollywood” Mike Sears has joined the black belt club. Recently, Sears made the trip up from Austin, TX, to Chicago, IL, to receive his black belt from Carlson Gracie, Jr., and fellow black belts Heath Pedigo tagged along to video the ceremony. Watch that video below.

In the video, we see interviews with Sears’ former Carlson Gracie teammates, his mother, and Sears himself. We see Sears explain how he got his start in jiu-jitsu, working with FloGrappling, initially as a photographer. As a jiu-jitsu practitioner, Sears started with Gracie as a white belt and continued with him through now, as a black belt.

Sears can now be seen working on a variety of projects for FloGrappling. From hosting press conferences, to writing articles, to commentating on matches, he is a constant presence in jiu-jitsu and will likely remain for years to come.

Huge congratulations Grappling Insider to Sears on this massive achievement.

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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