3x ADCC Champion Gordon Ryan recently made an instagram posts where he recounted his loss in the 2017 ADCC absolute to Felipe Pena.
Ryan was saying how his performance was “terrible” & “filled with nothing but missed opportunities, poor decision making and a lack of knowledge.”
Ryan has lost twice to Pena, the first time was at the Studio 540 challenge where he lost his superfight with Pena by RNC.
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My god was i terrible. A clip that is filled with nothing but missed opportunities, poor decision making, and lack of knowledge. How i won my division and made it to the finals of the absolute with the most inpressive ADCC debut of all time is beyond me because i was fucking terrible 😂. The funny thing is im sure in 2021 im gonna be looking back and saying the same thing about this years performance. You haters better ride this one this one out because this shit will NEVER happen again😂. How i beat anyone on that day is an amazement to me lmao.
Pena responded with his own statement:
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🇧🇷Não consigo entender como alguém que ja perdeu 2x pra o outro consegue falar que perdeu pq era muito ruim mesmo tendo chegado na final do campeonato mais difícil do mundo… Dar uma desculpinha dessas pra mim é vergonhoso, ainda mais em uma posição como essa do video, pura técnica e mérito por ter pego as costas. Realmente você teve um desempenho excelente, foi campeão da categoria, finalizou excelentes atletas e chegou na final do absoluto! Mas perdeu pra mim a final e pronto, nao foi sua primeira derrota e nem vai ser a ultima, nenhum campeão é feito só de vitórias. Reconhecer a derrota e o mérito do outro não é fraqueza e sim uma virtude que vai te fazer evoluir. Se realmente acredita que hoje essa luta seria diferente prove, não fique inventando desculpinhas na internet como um garotinho mimado. Sem mimimi, sem argumentos falsos, sem enrolação, sem ficar se proclamando rei para que alguns bobos acreditem em você! Se algum dia você for rei ou lenda não se preocupe, os outros irão falar sem que você precise se autointitular… – 🇺🇸I can’t understand how someone who has already lost 2x to another can say that he lost because it was very bad even having reached the final of the most difficult championship in the world … To make such an excuse to me is shameful, especially in a position like this of the video, pure technique and merit for taking his back. You really did have an excellent performance, were champion of the category, finished great athletes and reached the absolute final! But lost to me the final and that’s a fact, it was not your first defeat and will not be the last, no champion is made only of victories. Recognize a defeat and opponent merit is not weakness but a virtue that will make you evolve. If you really believe that this fight would be different today prove it, don’t be making excuses on the internet like a spoiled little boy. No mimimi, no false arguments, no tangling, no proclaiming yourself king for some fools to believe you! If someday you’re king or legend don’t worry, others will talk without you having to call yourself …