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…
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:
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.