American submission grappler and 1st-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Gordon Ryan (born July 8, 1995) are widely regarded as the best fighter of all time without a gi. Among Ryan’s many accolades are five ADCC World titles, two IBJJF No-Gi World titles, and four Eddie Bravo Invitational titles.
What is Gordon Ryan Illness?
Ryan explained that it all started when he came home from Dubai and contracted strep throat. Strep throat developed due to the infection, and hospitalization was required. Regrettably, the problems did not end there and were followed by additional illnesses and a string of failed antibiotic treatments.
Ryan said, “So all in, I was on over 40 days of antibiotics straight, plus a shot of penicillin.” Since his illness was contagious, he had to stay away from practice and his teammates for a while.
Gordon Ryan shared a post on Instagram. In it, he said, “Hi everyone- quick update for everyone who has been asking. I’m not sure when I’ll be competing again.”:-
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Along with the infections, Ryan’s infamous stomach ulcers flared again, causing him even more pain and the most extended period of inactivity in his professional career.
Ryan explained that a staph infection and the side effects of antibiotics were the initial causes of his ulcers during an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience last September.
Ryan elaborated on the diagnosis: “It turned out to be a substantial fungal growth in my small intestine, accompanied by a significant bacterial imbalance in my stomach.”
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What Happened to Gordon Ryan?
Despite being the best in the world at Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Gordon Ryan ended up in the hospital after experiencing a series of issues requiring surgery. Gordon Ryan’s stomach problems were worsened by the complications he experienced due to severe strep throat.
Fungal growth in his small intestine was the root cause of his issues, which he described as being “the worst hangover you’ve ever had.”
Unfortunately, these gastrointestinal issues reappeared while he was getting treatment for his throat, severely impeding his ability to practice, let alone compete.
Ryan’s most recent bout was in December at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational in Las Vegas, where he faced Nicky Rodriguez on short notice.
Unfortunately, the same health problems that have sidelined Ryan also forced him to postpone a February bout with his longtime foe Felipe Pena.
These many medical issues came up just after Ryan signed a multi-fight contract worth millions to compete in the prestigious FloGrappling Who’s Number One Series, adding insult to injury.
Unfortunately, Ryan’s health problems have kept him from participating in the series so far, and it looks like he’ll be out of commission for good.
Ryan could not participate in any training sessions during this trying time because of his contagious illness and the presence of other athletes at training camps.
In addition, he could not participate in any activities that increased his heart rate since the pain in his ears, brought on by the throat infection, caused him to experience agonizing migraines.