Watch The Famous Chef Anthony Bourdain Compete At New York Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Since he’s known for his appearances on cooking shows, it seems like plenty of people have made references to how he might treat cauliflower ear by roasting it in a freshly mixed container of lemon vinaigrette. Despite some of the tongue-in-cheek commentary, this is actually a very impressive win for him. Celebrities sometimes get a pass at these sorts of open tournaments, but he had two guaranteed matches in his weight class.

What makes the victory more impressive is that he actually hasn’t been training all that long. He was awarded his initial blue belt in August 2015. His wife Ottavia and their daughter both trained under at the famous Renzo Gracie Academy located in New York. This was apparently what initially brought him down to the mat.

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