Some people, usually newbies, question ADCC champion Gordon Ryan’s credentials in the Gi. Although he has spent more time training and competing in No Gi grappling, his Gi game is still SOLID.
Ryan is undoubtedly a elite grappler as evidenced by his ADCC medals. However there are significant guard differences between nogi and gi.
Back in 2015, Ryan was still a purple belt and he faced BJJ black belt Jordan Tabor, a BJJ athlete and competitor who has faced some controversy in the past regarding the legitimacy of his Jiu-Jitsu black belt and how he was promoted.