Iron City MMA: Khristian Geraci, BJJ Black Belt in Pittsburgh, PA?
Khristian Geraci from Iron City MMA claims a black belt in BJJ here:
Name: Khristian "The SANDMAN" Geraci
Weight Class: 145
Record: Pro 19-6-0-1
Profile: Khristian is the head instructor at Iron City and holds a Black Belt in BJJ. He is also a professional boxer and Muay Thai Kickboxer. He is the current Extreme Cagefighting Lt.Weight Champion and has created a fight team that is like none this sport has ever seen!!!
He claims to have started his own MMA black belt system:
"At the center of the training center’s unique approach is the unprecedented and original MMA Black Belt program. Sensei Geraci developed his own MMA Black Belt program over the course of 11 years. He’s been fighting for over 26 years now and came across a plethora of styles he built into the program. “The sport’s evolved to a point where one style no longer works. You have to be well-rounded. You have to train in all aspects of the game,” Geraci explained. “I started experimenting with other systems, taking what was good, and throwing out what was bad. Anything you can think of you’ll find in my program if it works in the ring.”
His Sherdog fight record is significantly different than his claimed MMA record:
Here is a video of one of my instructors (who is now a purple) beating this guy 17-0 in no gi grappling in 2006:
Jimmy had a blue belt at the time(I think).
I have no affiliation with Iron City MMA. I've never met Mr. Geraci, nor have I stepped foot in his gym. I do train with Bobby Palumbi in Pittsburgh. Bobby is a Team Balance brown belt under Phil Migliarese (http://www.balancestudios.net/bjj_instructors_brown.htm)
Much of this was researched by the guy in the google vid, Jimmy Cerra.