Gordon Ryan, a name synonymous with jiu-jitsu excellence, has undeniably reached a level of mastery that few can match. At just 28 years old, Ryan has already established himself as one of the greatest No Gi jiu-jitsu competitors of all time. He boasts an impressive 82% submission rate, a statistic shared with the legendary Roger Gracie.
Ryan recently made a successful comeback to the mat at the Tezos WNO (Who’s No. 1) 20 grappling tournament. After being unable to compete for most of the year due to illness, fans were eagerly waiting for his return. He did not disappoint, defending his WNO heavyweight title with skill and brilliance that only ‘The King’ could possess.
Gordon Ryan receives a sincere message from his opponent following their match.
In his match against Patrick Gaudio, who is also a skilled competitor, Ryan proved why he is known as one of the most formidable individuals in the sport. He effortlessly executed an armbar after dominating most of the competition. He smoothly broke through Gaudio’s defenses and isolated his arm, forcing him to submit. As usual with Ryan, it seemed like he could have used any technique to defeat his opponent.
Gaudio posted a sincere message on Instagram, acknowledging Ryan’s skill and expressing his gratitude. He thanked Ryan for pushing him to work hard every day and for being a part of his great preparation for the fight. He also mentioned that he was completely healthy and confident, and is now focused on continuing to improve. He ended by congratulating Ryan on his performance.
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After the event, Ryan offered to train together in the future, showcasing the strong camaraderie and respect within the jiu-jitsu community. However, there was one more element that caught the fans’ interest!
Ryan might be the ‘Mystic Mac’ of jiu-jitsu
Prior to the fight, Ryan boldly declared his win and alluded to a secret box in his possession. He guaranteed to reveal its contents following the competition, creating excitement among the world of combat sports.
After successfully defending his title, Ryan unveiled the mysterious box to the public. Inside, he found a bottle of Proper No.12, Conor McGregor’s famous whiskey, and a doll. Along with these items was a note that read, “Armbar, that’s how you execute it properly.” Ryan also posted a picture of the box’s contents on his Instagram, using the caption to promote his latest grappling instructional video.
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Gordon Ryan continues to add to his impressive record in no-gi jiu-jitsu, solidifying his place as one of the top athletes in the sport. His commitment, determination, and expertise are on display as he effortlessly defeats formidable opponents like Gaudio. As we look ahead, we wonder what is in store for the 28-year-old Ryan and if he will continue to dominate the jiu-jitsu world. Share your opinions in the comment section!
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