“What a F*cken Weapon Ryan Is” – Fans Are Blown Away As Gordon Ryan Dominates the “World’s Strongest Man” During a BJJ Rolling Session

Published 12/16/2022, 10:15 AM EST

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The idea of going head-to-head against the arguably strongest man in the world may not sound practical. But it does, if you are a five–time ADCC World champion. Then it possibly makes sense. Former UFC star, Jake Shields posted a clip of Gordon Ryan and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson engaging in a BJJ rolling session, where ‘The King’ appeared to be dominant on ‘The Mountain’.

Watching these mammoth of men on the mats engaging in an intense grappling session elicited all kinds of reactions from the fans. Most of them are simply blown away by the sheer sight of these two clashing.


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The American submission grappler is just 27 years old and already has a mind-boggling record 152-9-3. The stats are unfathomable, considering the ratio of his victories and defeats, where the gap is overwhelmingly wide. Gordon Ryan certainly holds the reputation of his being called “The King” after all.

Fans react to Gordon Ryan taking control of ‘The Mountain’

The moment Jake Shields posted the clip of Gordon Ryan and ‘The Mountain’ Hafór Jlus Björnsson grappling, it caught the fans off-guard. Many were impressed by it, wherein a number of fans were awestruck.

In the clip, given the size discrepancy between the two, Ryan was still able to dominate Björnsson in the grappling session.

Gordon Ryan being able to have the upper-hand against a huge man, left many fans impressed.

Many social media users were in disbelief.

They appreciated the fighter.

One fan expressed his desire to see “The Mountain” compete in Jiu Jitsu.

Another fan made a ‘Liver King’ reference by taking a jibe at Ryan and Björnsson.

Other fans had their sets of questions.

With his outstanding fighting record and talent, Ryan has amassed a devoted following around the world. And the UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who is a two-time BJJ black belt himself, is also a great admirer of ‘The King’ Gordon Ryan, too.

Joe Rogan is in awe of ‘The King’


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Joe Rogan has expressed his admiration for Gordon Ryan on various occasions. The 27-year-old was also a guest on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’. Additionally, Rogan praised Ryan on Instagram when he submitted Andre Galvao to win his fifth ADCC World champion title.


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He wrote, “Congrats to the King, @gordonlovesjiujitsu! He made it look easy. Just like he said it would be. Incredible. It was an honor to be there in person to watch.”


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The number of achievements Gordon Ryan holds at the age of 27 is absolutely incredible and inspiring. What are your thoughts on “The King”? Would you like to see him compete in the UFC one day? Let us know in the comments below.


Written by:

Mayur Soni


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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.
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Rohini Kottu