MMA Phillipe Nover awarded BJJ black belt

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  1. Atmosphere

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    "TUF8" finalist Phillipe Nover awarded Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt

    by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Dec 08, 2008 at 3:40 pm ET
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    When Phillipe Nover enters the biggest fight of his life – a lightweight contest with Efrain Escudero for "The Ultimate Fighter 8" championship – he'll do so as a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.

    Alexandre "Soca" Freitas awarded the belt to Nover, who's studied BJJ for the past eight years, this past weekend.

    "To me, obtaining a black belt brings the art to full circle," Nover wrote on his official blog. "I will continue to train just as hard as I have been and will strive to the top."

    The ceremony took place this past Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York. (A video of ceremony can be found on Nover's blog.)

    Nover (5-0-1), a Brooklyn-born registered ER nurse, entered the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter" with an undefeated pro record of 5-0-1. The 24-year-old Team Insight fighter defeated Joe Duarte (second-round submission), Dave Kaplan (first-round submission) and George Roop (first-round submission) to advance to the show's live finale, which takes place Saturday and airs live from The Palms Las Vegas.

    Nover earned some early recognition on the show when one victory prompted Dana White to compare the fighter to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Additionally, his coach on the show, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, said Nover fought with the same tenacity as UFC middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva.
     
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    Guy is going to be a force. Seems pretty chill too, good add to the LW roster.
     
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    striking seems a little sloppy but he got good power in those hands

    i still think efan is going stay on top of him and beat him to a decision
     
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    I think if he gets in a good camp, in 2 years he'll be scary good.

    I'd like to see him fight Huerta at some point.
     
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    yeah novers the shit cant wait to see the fight
     
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    i wonder if theres any chance he could make 145, he looks small at 155 and id like to see him take on leonard garcia.
     
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    Def my favorite fighter on the show, looks like he's got the most potential, and possibly the best of them right now. Seemed like a normal guy as well, the UFC needs more guys like him.
     
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    he's 5'9 and fought at 170 up until TUF

    it'd be a hard cut
     
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    dude looks small
     
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    :dunno:

    He's 5'9" - most of the "big" 155's are 5'5" or 5'6"
     
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    :werd: i'm always surprised when I get to see these guys in real life cause they always end up looking way bigger or smaller than I thought on tv
     
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    nover by submission in the 1st

    love this guy..dude always finds a way to finish his fights :coold:
     
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    dude looks small on tv... like im 5'10 or 11 or 12. and he looks like a midget on TV.
     
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    I want to see him compete in a black belt gi tournament.
     
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    Nice. Looking forward to seeing him fight some more.
     
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    Let me guess you recently bet against Pacman? Nover has this while smoking a fine cuban cigar.
     
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