AJ Agazarm challenges Gordon Ryan to wrestling match ‘accept it or die a coward’

AJ Agazarm (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)
AJ Agazarm (photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided) /

AJ Agazarm challenges Gordon Ryan to a wrestling match, putting $10,000 on the line and says “accept it or die a coward.”

AJ Agazarm spent the better part of the weekend competing at Fight 2 Win Pro in Dallas, TX and then promptly called out a new opponent. Agazarm completed (and lost via decision) the main event match with Osvaldo Moizinho but when he had his chance at the mic afterward he called out one of the biggest names in competitive jiu-jitsu right now — Gordon Ryan.

“There’s a certain guy that’s been running his rat mouth,” Agazarm said after his match. “Saying he can hang with me in a wrestling match. I have no problem slapping him around, putting him in his place so where you at Gordon?”

He then doubled down on that callout by posting a video of himself with $10,000 cash offering it to Ryan to compete in a wrestling match.

“Here you go, $10,000,” he says in the video. “I’m gonna put this $10,000 up for a wrestling match. Accept it, or die a coward.”


It doesn’t appear as though Ryan is game for the challenge though.

“I will never ever compete against you,” Ryan wrote in a comment on Instagram. “You don’t deserve to share the same state with me nevermind competitive mat.”

Both Agazarm and Ryan are highly decorated grapplers with Agazarm also competing in professional MMA. Ryan has voiced his desire to transition into MMA but has not yet signed with a promotion or competed in the cage.

Late last year Ryan announced he’d be retiring from competitive Jiu-Jitsu, a move many people didn’t believe. Just this week his coach, Tom DeBlass announced he’d signed with ONE Championship to resume his own MMA career.

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