Erberth Santos Out, Bo Nickal In Against Gordon Ryan at 3CG3

Third Coast Grappling announced this morning that their third card has suffered another loss in it’s main event. Erberth Santos has withdrawn from his scheduled match with Gordon Ryan, only days after he stepped in to replace the injured Rodolfo Vieira. Third Coast Grappling were somewhat cryptic with their explanation as they stated they would “keep it professional” when discussing the reasons why.

Gordon Ryan, true to his nature, saw no reason to keep it professional when he posted an Instagram story tearing into Santos:

“Erberth has done everything he can to get out of the match with me. He was offered a generous payment by @thirdcoastgrappling and accepted. Everything was set and ready to go and then berto requested an extra 6k for direct flights from brazil to texas for him and his coach and said he wouldn’t compete otherwise. When third coast said no then he requested additional money having already agreed to a match at their initial price (which was already way too much for this sh*t bag). @erberthsantos never speak my name again you f*cking dork.”

While Erberth Santos is no stranger to controversy after being part of a brawl at a BJJ Stars event, he might’ve been able to write this off as trash talk if not for 3CG’s Ryan McGuire practically confirming it: “Gordon Ryan’s story was pretty accurate… I don’t want to sit here and bash the guy publicly. We wish him well.”

Maguire has wasted no time in replacing Santos and revealed that Bo Nickal, 3 x NCAA Champion, will be stepping in to face Gordon Ryan instead. They’ll compete under a modified ruleset with one fifteen minute round, no heelhooks or guard-pulling and no technical fall. Instead, the match will be won by submission or most points at the end of the round.

For tickets to the live event on December 7th, click here.

Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015.

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