In Rio de Janeiro since December 21st to train with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, lightweight contender Gray Maynard had a nice surprise in training on Monday, at Nova Uniao’s training center. The fighter was honored by the team leader, Andre Pederneiras, with the blue belt at Jiu-Jitsu. “Training gi Jiu-Jitsu at Nova União. I received my blue belt tonight from Andre Pederneiras! I’m honored”, said Maynard on his Twitter account.