What seems like ages ago, in the lead up to last year's Mundials, Graciemag put a list of the competitors to watch together. Noticeably absent was Keenan Cornelius who was on his way to the Grand Slam as a purple belt.
In the meantime he has become a brown belt, won double gold at the IBJJF European Open, Brown belt Gold at weight/Silver in the absolute, Pan American double gold at brown belt, and won double gold at the No Gi World Championships.
Now, within a year's time, he's also on the cover of Graciemag.
I'm reminded of a quote, "Be so good they can't ignore you."