EliteXC contender and life-long vegetarian Jake Shields was awarded a black belt by Cesar Gracie on Tuesday. Shields joins Nick Diaz and David Terrell as the only fighters to receive black belts from the well-known jiu-jitsu trainer.
Shields, the former Shooto world champion, is reportedly set to take on Drew Fickett for the first ever EliteXC welterweight title on March 29th.
Perhaps some day Shields and Mac Danzig can fight it out for the title of world's most dangerous herbivore.
Check out the video of his most recent fight, against Mike Pyle, here.