- Gordon Ryan has signed a huge multi-fight deal with FloSports
- “King” will be competing at FloGrappling’s upcoming “Who’s Number One” (WNO) tournament series
Great things continue to rain down on Gordon Ryan as he opened up the new year by signing a multi-fight contract with FloSports. The grappling icon also revealed that his new contract is unbelievably massive.
Gordon goes big!
As we all know, FloSports is one of the most revered sports broadcast providers in the sport and it’s only fitting that the company has added a living legend like Ryan to its roster. The submission artist’s new deal with the company will begin with his participation in FloGrappling’s upcoming “Who’s Number One” (WNO) tournament series.
Confirming the news on his Instagram, “King” declared in a lengthy and juicy post that his new contract with FloSports indeed is massive. More importantly, Ryan said the partnership will be monumental in the world of grappling the same way it did when the UFC housed his fellow BJJ legend and training partner Royce Gracie.
“This in my opinion is the biggest jump the sport has taken since royce dominated in the UFC. I’ve been saying this for a decade now and since before anyone was listening. My goal in this sport is (was) to get athletes (starting with me) to a point where they can live like REAL athletes while being ONLY athletes. What does this mean? For me it means making over 7 figures a year competing,” Ryan wrote.
FloSports Co-founder and CEO Mark Floreani was also thrilled to have Ryan under their umbrella (h/t Bloody Elbow):
“At 27 years old, Gordon Ryan is already the best no-gi jiu-jitsu grappler in the world,” Floreani said in a statement for Flo’s website. “His participation in our WNO Series helps us create the biggest stage possible which will highlight male and female athletes from across the globe on a more consistent basis. We are committed to helping grow the sport for the fans and athletes. This requires an investment in terms of events, content, our digital platform and more.”
Picking up where he left off
Ryan will be hoping to keep his phenomenal run going when he finally competes for FloSports. The 27-year-old closed the year 2022 with a series of triumphant victories in various grappling competitions.
It can be recalled that “King” outclassed Andre Galvao in their epic 2022 ADCC World Championships finale match and became the first athlete to win gold in three different weight classes.
Two months later, Ryan secured another empathic win by beating Nicky Rodriguez at UFC Fight Pass Invitational 3.
Without a doubt, Ryan will go down in history as arguably the best American grappler of all time. He now holds a whopping 92-5-3 record and is likely to add more glitter to his already dazzling career.