World class Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappler Gordon Ryan says he can beat both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khamzat Chimaev, and it wouldn’t be competitive.
“Wouldn’t be competitive.”
Ryan is never one to be quiet about how elite his skills are, as he is widely considered the greatest no-gi grappler on the planet at the moment. On an Instagram post this week, the jiu-jitsu ace replied to a fan saying he would beat Khamzat Chimaev in a grappling match, and it wouldn’t be competitive.
“Generalist(s) usually won’t beat specialists in their domain. Generalists never beat the absolute best specialists. A submission grappling match wouldn’t be competitive, objectively,” Ryan wrote.
A grappling match between Ryan and Chimaev would be absolute fireworks especially how gifted Chimaev is at wrestling. However, when it comes to jiu-jitsu, Ryan is correct; there are levels. Chimaev is currently a purple belt, something he picked up after defeating Gilbert Burns at UFC 273.
The fans asked Ryan about another fantastic Russian grappler, the great undefeated Nurmagomedov. He used the same logic as Chimaev.
“Khabib is a generalist. These are very silly questions lol. No one who specializes in jiu-jitsu can beat me. Why would an MMA fighter be able to?”
Nurmagomedov has shown interest in possibly grappling for his Eagle FC promotion. So, a matchup with Ryan would be fun.
Ryan is currently getting ready for ADCC 2022 championships that take place later this September. It was announced that jiu-jitsu fanatic and everyone’s favorite UFC commentary Joe Rogan will sponsor Ryan this year.