Gordon Ryan is not known for staying quiet on social media but the BJJ star has now decided to issue a public challenge to four elite competitors, one where they would meet him as opponents one after the other on the same night. He’s always been confident in his abilities of course, and has routinely proven that he’s the best no gi grappler on the planet right now against some of the best competition available. Now it seems that Ryan has gotten bored of the idea of competing in a match against one athlete, and has even decided against the regular tournament schedule of several matches with rest periods in between each one.
Instead, he has issued a new challenge to Tim Spriggs, Pedro Marinho, Patrick Gaudio, and Victor Hugo in a post to his official Instagram account. Gordon Ryan has announced that he wants to meet all four of them one after the other in thirty minute matches with no rest period in between, other than the time it takes his opponents to walk out to the mats. In theory, this could mean that Ryan would be grappling almost non-stop for anywhere up to a maximum of two hours. While this might sound ludicrous at first, it’s worth remembering that Ryan has already proved that he has the stamina to last that long after beating Keenan Cornelius in a submission-only no-time limit match that ended up lasting almost an hour and a half.
The only real issue would be whether or not these men would be willing to put their reputation on the line in matches of this kind of format. This would represent something of a lose-lose situation for them after all. If all four of them end up losing to Ryan one after the other then he gets a whole new level of ammunition to fire at them if they ever call him out in the future, and even if one of them wins it won’t be that impressive. Gordon Ryan potentially having spent somewhere around an hour grappling immediately before they hit the mat really would take the shine off any potential win and would probably be enough to deter any of his four chosen opponents from taking the match to begin with.