Earlier this month on his personal blog (or 'diary' as he likes to call it), Genki said that after three years of retirement, he finally received his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt at the Triforce academy under Watanabe Yoshinao. Genki Sudo and his instructor noted that it's somewhat of a paradox to achieve the height of your profession when you've retired from it. Watanabe asked if this meant he would return to the sport of mixed martial arts and Genki Sudo said he's thought about it, but abruptly (and sarcastically) says it's a joke. He then ends his diary entry with 'winking' emoticon.