Tye Ruotolo: “I’m The Best Pound-For-Pound Grappler On The Planet”

Tye Ruotolo: “I’m The Best Pound-For-Pound Grappler On The Planet”

Tye Ruotolo recently beat Dagi Arslanaliev by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at their ONE Fight Night 13 submission grappling match…
And he’s convinced that no one in his weight division is close to touching him.

When the media asked him if he thinks he’s the best pound-for-pound grappler on the planet, Tye was unequivocal in his answer:

In the most humble way possible, sure. I don’t think there’s anyone around my size that can beat me.
And I think that I can beat guys who are way bigger than me. So, pound-for-pound, 100%.

Gordon [Ryan] is going to have to say something about that, but he took a bunch of steroids to be at where he’s at, you know?
So I’m going to stay busy, keep fighting everyone, stay active.

Tye then revealed if he plans to transition to MMA, like his brother Kade is:

I see my brother making his debut by the end of the year.
He’s got so much fire in his heart for MMA. I can see it.

So, for sure he’s gonna do it this year.
And for myself – I’m gonna wait a little bit longer.

He shared why that’s the case:

You know, I wanna keep proving myself in Jiu-Jitsu, cementing myself as, you know, the best around in my weight or even just around my weight, pound-for-pound.

And then once I cement that, I’ll make my way over to MMA and make my debut.