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Stars come out to congratulate UFC champ Benson Henderson for black belt

Maggie Hendricks
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UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson already has a shiny gold belt for his UFC championship. On Monday, he received his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Even as fighters win championships, they still covet the black belt because of what it means in how they've progressed in one area of the sport.

The black belt was also special to Henderson's coach, John Crouch. He contacted a wide group of friends, from NFL player Larry Fitzgerald to actor Ed O'Neil, to say congratulations to Henderson. Though the stars are fun to watch, it's particularly moving to hear from Henderson's mom and his wrestling coaches.

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