Gordon Ryan and Lachlan Giles are no strangers to each other and have already shared the mats at ADCC 2019, where Ryan stopped Giles’ unbelievable run through the Absolute division to claim the gold medal for himself. Now, the pair have had a public spat regarding the issue of PED usage in BJJ, with Giles initially making a post on his official Instagram account to declare his opinion that if anyone competes with the help of PEDs, they should relinquish any accomplishments. It didn’t take long for Ryan to take issue with this statement and reply on his story.
This then led to a bit of back and forth between the two elite grapplers as Ryan began to accuse Giles of PED use himself, citing photos of him several years ago compared to recent images and the physical changes that he’s undergone in his 30s. Perhaps the most cutting remark was when Ryan stated “It’s no ones fault that you’re sauced up and still can’t manage to win a single gold medal in any ruleset. Maybe try getting better, or just take more juice like everyone else.”
Giles then responded with photos of him at a younger age in even more impressive physical shape than he is now, and by challenging Ryan to put his money where his mouth is. He offered to bet $500k of his own money against just $5k of Ryan’s, that he would pass a drug test right now. After all is said and done, I’m sure most fans would be eager to see Lachlan Giles and Gordon Ryan battle it out on the mats again, although Craig Jones might not be happy, as he said himself:
“I hate it when my parents fight.”