PrideFCfan wrote:Who gave him his belt? Dave Camarillo?
First thing that came to my mind, well actually first thought was "shit just got real". But seriously, it's a bit fishy that he got his black belt so close to fight vs JDS who said that he needs to rely on his BJJ more - point being it smells a bit like a marketing trick to make JDS camp believe Cain is a BJJ threat on the ground and/or capable of neutralizing JDS' offensive BJJ easier than they would've thought had he not been black belt going into the fight.
On the other hand - nobody has better wrestling than Cain in MMA. The dude manhandled Brock Lesnar who was so physically dominant and scary that everybody said he was too big for Cain, etc. until Cain proved that a smaller wrestler can win with superior skills (and Brock was a pretty high caliber wrestler, hence many thought it was an impossible combo of size and skill for others to beat).
Cain's control on the ground is excellent and his camp has excellent BJJ practitioners, so based on Cain's work ethic and the environment he trains in, it's not that surprising that he is a black belt already - keep in mind that there are black belts and then there are black belts - you don't have to be strong in every aspect to be a black belt, so we don't know how good is Cain's BJJ overall.