I've been a white belt in Judo for 45 years!!!!!!
Why? after I failed my yellow belt test (by a very pretty Japanese lady examiner from Japan) I was so traumatised I stopped (*hanging head down in shame*) BUT, the guy I did the free sparring section with was so much bigger.
However, for the record, I did not fail any other MA test after that.
I'll rather be happy than right, anytime.