Robert Drysdale is one of the few BJJ competitors in the world to become both an ADCC and an IBJJF World Champion, and now he’s shared what he believes to be the top ten tips for making it to the top of the same podiums he has. He recently uploaded the video where he gives the advice for up-and-coming grapplers to his official YouTube Channel, one that is relatively new at only a handful of days old but already with a few hundred subscribers.
Despite being an American, Drysdale famously grew up in Brazil and started training in Jiu-Jitsu in Sao Paolo in his late teenage years. Although he moved back to the States for his studies shortly after beginning his training and continued to practice the art there, he returned to Brazil within a few years where BJJ was more professionally trained. Alongside his illustrious BJJ career, Drysdale ended up venturing into MMA as well and found just as much success there too.
He fought eight fights across six years and submitted every single one of his opponents, with only one of them ever making it outside of the first round. Unfortunately for Drysdale however, he failed a drug test during his UFC debut in 2014 and had that win overturned to a no contest, along with being immediately released from the UFC as this was the second time he had failed a test for the promotion. Now, Robert Drysdale spends his time training newer fighters and has had several of his students use his tips to reach the UFC themselves with a fair amount becoming world champions in both MMA and BJJ.