Gordon Ryan and AJ Agazarm have recently been clashing on facebook, which is pretty par for the course with Ryan’s activity on most social media sites. It’s far from the first time that he’s used social media to call out future opponents or even just to aggravate other professional grapplers and, in all honesty, it’s a huge part of what makes him so popular among fans. Of course, the main reason he garners so much attention is because of his incredible performances on the mats and the fact that he’s looked unbeatable over the last few years, including his record-breaking performance at ADCC 2022.
But he’s also popular for his frequent back-and-forth interactions with other professional grapplers too. In fairness to the greatest no gi grappler on the planet, he doesn’t always instigate the beef either and in many cases, he’s actually been publicly called out by other competitors first. When it comes to Agazarm; the pair have clashed on social media before as well and have competed in the same vicinity at ADCC 2022, where Agazarm competed in the 66kg division.
This recent interaction all started when Agazarm shared a pretty harmless photo of him competing at some point in the past in what appears to be a brown belt ranked rashguard to his official Facebook page and included a quote about the object of Jiu-Jitsu:
Seemingly out of nowhere, Gordon Ryan decided to comment on the post by AJ Agazarm and immediately called out his competition record. Agazarm wasted no time in responding though and brought up several parts of Ryan’s career to date:
The first comment about destroying his stomach is relating to the stomach issues that kept Ryan out of competition for the majority of 2021, although there’s no information public as yet to suggest that this was in any way self-inflicted. The second part of the comment about the relationship with his brother is in relation to the breakup of the Danaher Death Squad after the team returned from Puerto Rico. When this happened, Gordon Ryan decided to stay with John Danaher and Gordon Ryan to form New Wave Jiu-Jitsu while his brother Nicky went in the other direction, and he chose to form B-Team Jiu-Jitsu with Craig Jones, Nicky Rodriguez, and Ethan Crelinsten.