Posted by madmarck
I know the role you are talking about.
It was Nathan Jones!
Yup. Boargrias was played by Nathan Jones, a strongman who fought in Pride early on against Koji Kitou and lost via keylock in the first round.
I have no idea how the degrees run in BJJ, so I couldn't say.
Fun Svartorm Fact: I rolled with a 3rd degree BJJ blackbelt during a seminar. We were supposed to be rolling with students, but I was paired up with some 60 year old Sambo white belt whos eyes would roll back in his head everytime I so much as tapped him when sparring. Not being shy and wanting my moneys worth for this seminar, I asked the teacher to roll with me. He whooped my ass soundly, but I did manage to pass guard........for about three seconds.