Rafael Lovato Jr Challenges Gordon’s Claim that Grapplers Tend To Excel at One Ruleset Mainly

Rafael Lovato Jr Challenges Gordon’s Claim that Grapplers Tend To Excel at One Ruleset Mainly

Gordon Ryan was recently prompted to share on his facebook:

The biggest names in bjj definitely do NOT compete under all rulesets. Which top 10 athlete has competed gi/no gi points with time limit, Gi/no gi no time limit, Adcc rules, ebi rules? I literally cant name a single athlete that has done all of these rules even one time each. The closest is Keenan and Felipe pena. Keenan having the no time limit match with me and the bjj kumite matches but never doing ebi rules and pena doing a 1 hour ebi ot match with me but never doing no time limit gi/no gi to my knowledge. Point blank. Top 10 athletes DO NOT COMPETE IN ALL RULESETS. They compete in whatever suits them best.

This is something that provoked Rafael Lovato Jr to respond:

I saw @gordonlovesjiujitsu talking about how the guys at the top only compete in the ruleset they are most comfortable with & it got me thinking about all the different events & forms of combat I’ve competed in during my martial arts life/journey. It’s a pretty extensive list so I decided to share it with you guys, there are a couple that might surprise you…😁 I don’t think there are too many people out there that can say they’ve tested themselves in more combat arts than me. I’ve never stayed in my comfort zone & never will. Challenge yourself & grow. 🥋

Who would win, Lovato vs Gordon?

At ADCC 2017 Lovato lost in Men’s semifinals from Felipe Pena in the -99kg category. Lovato was absent from the absolute division.

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