Gordon Ryan To Donate SubStars Sales to Disabled Veterans

He’s a benevolent warrior king, after all.

Just a few days ago, sport BJJ promotion SubStars announced a card of serious competitors, including Gordon Ryan, Keenan Cornelius, Garry Tonon, Dustin Poirier, and Rafael Lovato Jr. for a night of high level jiu-jitsu and, apparently, sumo.

Today, Ryan advertised that he’ll be donating 100% of his earnings via ticket sales to the We Defy Foundation.

The We Defy Foundation helps combat veterans, military and law enforcement, by giving them “long term means to overcome their challenges through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training.” The group services individuals with both mental and physical disabilities relating to their service, giving some the means to rehab and reclaim after serious injuries and others resources to cope with depression and PTSD.

SubStars airs on February 21. The full card is listed here.


Address: 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | February 21

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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