Today was the 2nd most overdue black belt promotion that I know! Alex Serdyukov was an original Apex team member and got his brown belt the day I got my purple belt — December 13, 2006. Almost 11 years ago! He was a champion in the WEC back in 2005 and has beaten my ass MANY times during the Apex days, lol. He was promoted by another Apex original — Jason Bukich. I could not be happier about him finally being promoted and being yet another black belt that came from Apex!
BTW, the most overdue black belt is a guy that has been a brown belt since I met him in 2005. I think he may have actually been a brown belt for ~17 years now. I won't out him just yet, but hopefully one day soon, I can make a post about his promotion!