Nicky Rodriguez Talks Gordon Ryan, DDS Breakup: ‘We cut the poison out for a reason’

Ever since John Danaher announced earlier this year that the famed Danaher Death Squad had broken up, the jiu-jitsu world has been abuzz with speculation about the group’s decision to split up. Adding to that speculation, Craig Jones and a three of his former DDS teammates — Ethan Crelinsten, Nicky

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Exclusive: Jersey Shore Bouncer Shares Details of Dillon Danis Arrest

New details regarding the arrest of BJJ black belt and undefeated MMA fighter Dillon Danis have come to light. Over the weekend, an image of Danis’ mugshot, showing that he had been arrested in Seaside Heights, NJ, surfaced and was posted by top grappler Gordon Ryan. Soon, video of Danis’

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Video: Dillon Danis Arrested in Seaside Heights, New Jersey

BJJ black belt and undefeated MMA fighter Dillon Danis did not seem to have a great weekend. First, top pound-for-pound grappler and frequent Danis antagonizer Gordon Ryan posted what appeared to be a mugshot of Danis, showing that he had been arrested by the Seaside Heights, NJ police. That post

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High Rollerz: Cops Vs Stonerz – 18 September!

The dopest martial art tournament in the world, High Rollerz, has come back for its seventh edition, taking place soon on 18 September with a special ‘Cops Vs Stonerz’ event, and a middleweight super championship bout between Mitch Aguilar (Team Cops) and Jake Shields (Team Stonerz) being the main event.

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Stephan Kesting to Speak at Texas Tech Webinar on Science Denialism

Longtime BJJ black belt and well-known instructor Stephan Kesting has been an outspoken supporter of science throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Kesting has used his vast social media following to spread information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, encouraging his followers to be vaccinated against the virus. On Wednesday, September 15, Kesting

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Gordon Ryan Announces Date, Location of First Class He’s Teaching in Austin, TX

Following the unexpected break-up of the Danaher Death Squad several weeks ago, many of the team’s key players have moved to Austin, TX. Among those key players is, of course, current top pound-for-pound grappler Gordon Ryan. Ryan has previously announced his plans to open an academy in Austin with John

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WATCH: Royce Gracie Try to Break Arm After Tap on UFC 2

WATCH this high intensity scramble on UFC 2 between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie and American MMA fighter – Jason Delucia. DeLucia practiced the Five Animals style of Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Judo. He is remembered by UFC enthusiasts for being in the very first fight (and the very

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Gordon Ryan Explains His Reason for Leaving Puerto Rico

In late 2020, the famed grappling team the Danaher Death Squad announced its move from New York City to Puerto Rico. In late July of this year, John Danaher announced the end of DDS, explaining that the team had split up and would be leaving its short-lived home of Puerto

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BJ Penn Says Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is not proficient and confident in jiujitsu’

It’s no secret that BJ Penn’s base martial art was jiu-jitsu. He used that jiu-jitsu, coupled with excellent boxing and superb takedown defense, to win UTC titles as a lightweight and a welterweight. Now, Penn is weighing in on why another former lightweight champion — Khabib Nurmagomedov — never attempted

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Robert Drysdale is Telling The True History of Jiu-Jitsu: ‘There’s a lot more to the story’

Robert Drysdale might be the most uniquely qualified person in the world to tell the story of jiu-jitsu. A history major in college, Drysdale was born in the United States but spent most of his childhood in Brazil, and is intimately familiar with both US and Brazilian culture. More importantly,

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