In an interesting turn of events Gordon Ryan declared free agency late yesterday.
He elaborated to bjjfanatics saying:
“I know people will be asking me about acb, due to the fact I said I was a free agent. Basically, I haven’t been competing as often as I should because I was supposed to compete once a month from august until january for acb.
They only do gi events in the 1st half of the year and I wasn’t ready to fight the top guys, but I still wanted to compete a lot. I was scheduled to compete in every no gi event from august until january, but the boss was so pissed that everyone is a stalling loser that he decided to cancel two months worth of events and possibly start up again in october.
Which means I simply wont be able to compete as much as I want. As everyone knows I like to stay as active as possible, so we just decided to go our separate ways. Acb has stated to me that they were possibly making some changes to the rule set and will back in a few months. I’m hoping they restart their event and the boss, as well as the fighters are pleased.
Acb has been great and they are giving athletes an opportunity to make real athlete money. I will always support them and even hope to resign with them in the new year provided they keep their event in play. But as I said I simply need to be more active than they are allowing me. I hope them the best and hope they can find a rule set that will promote action as well as athlete who actually want to submit people.”
However that might not be the whole story of ACB cancellations as the promotion cancelled a wide array of MMA events including one set to feature Rodolfo Vieira recently.
Catch wrestling world champ maintains his challenge to Ryan: