The Ruotolo brothers, Kade and Tye, recently did an AMA (Ask me anything) on Reddit and they revealed that they were planning to make their professional MMA debut at some point in 2023. They’re two of the most successful grapplers in the sport already despite their young age, and both of them have set records in the sport. Kade Ruotolo became the youngest ADCC world champion ever when he won the 77kg division at ADCC 2022 and Tye Ruotolo became the youngest IBJJF world champion the same year after his opponent in the final was disqualified due to failed PEDs tests.
2023 isn’t the first year that the topic of an MMA debut has come up for the Ruotolo brothers, as it’s been something on the radar for quite a while. Now that both of them have won the biggest BJJ events on the planet and they’ve both signed an exclusive contract with ONE Championship to make their MMA debut, it seems even closer than ever before. Kade Ruotolo has even openly said recently that he has his sights set on the sport very soon. It’s no surprise then that the topic surfaced once again during their recent AMA.
They were asked a series of questions, including and both Kade and Tye Ruotolo answered each of them:
What does a “normal” day look like for you guys when you’re in training camp? What about when you’re not in camp?
What’s up guys! A normal day for us is the mats and ocean. Surf/Jiu Jitsu and skating. When we’re in camp we make training the priority and surf/skate a bit less.
Any MMA aspirations?
We plan on MMA by the end of the year for sure.
How many rest days per week do you guys take? Do you guys have a favorite recovery method?
The biggest piece of advice for people wanting to get the most out of their training is to make sure you show up motivated, and focus on your own mistakes, not strengths.
Any advice on how to make the most out of every Jiu Jitsu training session?
We rest about three times a week, that being active recovery. Our number one tool is foundation training, we also love cryotherapy and acupuncture for extra help.