Brian Shaw trains with Gordon Ryan to improve his grappling.
Four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw recently trained with Brazilian Jiujitsu world champion Gordon Ryan. Having retired from strongman competitions, Shaw is seeking out different ways to spend his free time. It appears becoming a powerful human weapon is high on that list. With athletes like Francis Ngannou and Hafthor Bjornsson leaving their sports for boxing, Shaw transitioning to MMA isn’t too surprising, but certainly exciting.
One of the most respected strongman athletes in the sport, Brian Shaw has carved out an impressive legacy for himself. With four World’s Strongest Man titles under his belt, Shaw is tied for the second most wins in the prestigious competition. The only person to win five titles is Mariusz Pudzianowski who went on to compete in mixed martial arts. Now like his predecessor before him, Shaw wants to compete in MMA.
A New Journey
After announcing his intentions to compete in a mixed martial arts bout in 2024, it appears that Brian Shaw is going all out in his training. Ever since training with former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier, it was clear that Shaw had an appreciation for MMA. He has already been improving his striking skills, now Shaw is intent on building his grappling abilities.
Looking to sharpen all his abilities, Brian Shaw has enlisted the help of jiujitsu world champion Gordon Ryan. Considered by many to be the best no-gi grappler of all time, Ryan can take Shaw’s skills to a new level.
Jiujitsu Training With The Best
Recently Gordon Ryan took Brian Shaw through some high-level grappling training.
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With Gordon Ryan in his corner, Brian Shaw could really make some great strides in grappling. Who knows, with fellow veteran strongman competitors Eddie Hall and Mitchell Hooper set to battle in MMA, we could see Shaw battle other strongman athletes in the future.
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