Tye Ruotolo: “I Don’t Like Fighting My Brother That Much”

Tye Ruotolo: “I Don’t Like Fighting My Brother That Much”

Kade and Tye Ruotolo are winning one match after another in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Both are extremely skilled and explosive, exciting to watch and continuously improving…
So, one cannot help but ask himself: “Wouldn’t it be exciting to see the Ruotolo brothers compete against each other more often?”

Well, as far as Tye is concerned, he doesn’t enjoy competing against his brother that much.
He explained why that’s the case during the ONE on Prime Video 5 post-fight press conference:

I started fighting bigger people a little while ago. And the reason for that being is, my brother and I were always really the same size growing up.
In the last couple of years, I’ve had maybe a 5lbs weight advantage on him.

In other words, Tye has moved up a weight division at ONE Championship in order to stay away from fighting against his own brother:

So I’ve just been fighting and going up in the division so we can kind of stay away from each other. Because, at the end of the day, I don’t like to fight him that much.

He’s super tough and he’s my brother at the end of the day.


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