I think this would be good for internal use inside the gym. Outside of a Jackson's MMA gym, having a Jackson's MMA Black Belt would mean jack squat. But inside their gym, it would be a way to seperate the skill levels. For instance GSP and the other black belts could train together while a white belt like myself would train with other white belts or low level blue belts (if that was how the ranking system went).
outside of that, to go to another gym and say "Im a blackbelt in MMA" you'd likely get laughed out of the place.
and even tho I would have to agree that Jon Jones and GSP would be considered blackbelts in MMA if there was a recognized belting system across all gyms, if Greg Jackson thinks that his gym will single handedly set the standard for a belting system that will one day be used at all MMA gyms, that guy would have to be EXTREMELY full of himself.
Last edited by 3DLee; 04-19-2012 at 12:48 AM.