Keenan Cornelius And Gordon Ryan Get Into A Social Media Beef

Andre Galvao black belt Keenan Cornelius and Danaher Death Squad member Gordon Ryan got into a little social media beef before the weekend started.

Keenan apparently doesn’t think many people nowadays are doing enough to prove they’re the best.

I remember when to be the best, you had to go win everything to prove it. Now you just say you are the best on social…

Posted by Keenan Cornelius on Friday, January 6, 2017

Ryan – well-known for his fights both on and off the mats – did not take kindly to Keenan’s post.

Do you think you’re cool? Is that it? Strutting around in pajamas acting all tough. Wearing a black belt and all. What you even a black belt In? Being a big silly?

To which Keenan Cornelius replied:

Pajamas matter!

I’m better in pajamas so I need to validate them to the public to feel good about myself.

Keenan then put up a post on Instagram insisting that gi was better than no-gi because a person who practices gi can simply take it off and be good at no-gi. No-gi fighters, however, cannot put a gi on and roll well.

Though he didn’t name and names, the Instagram post was almost certainly a shot at Gordon, who competes exclusively in no-gi and recently turned down a gi fight against Gracie Barra Northridge’s Felipe Pena.

Gordon Ryan and Keenan Cornelius have met on the mats before. Late last year, the two battled it out in a no-time-limit, no-gi match that lasted 90 minutes.  It was only after Ryan sank in a heel hook that their war finally came to an end.

But with the latest batch or trash-talk between Ryan and Cornelius, could we see these guys facing off again in the not-too-distant future?

Only time will tell.



  1. Every time I read something about Gordon Ryan here, there is some drama involved.
    Brilliant Jiu Jitsu but such a drama queen!


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