BJJ ace Gordon Ryan issues cautionary warning on steroid abuse: “I’m malnourished and dying”

By Harry Kettle - January 30, 2024

Brazilian jiu-jitsu great Gordon Ryan has spoken candidly about his current health condition.

Gordon Ryan

For the longest time now, Gordon Ryan has been one of the biggest stars in the jiu-jitsu game. Between his incredible work on the mats to his general persona, he’s certainly a recognizable name in the world of martial arts.

One thing that Gordon has spoken about at length is steroid use. It’s led to a lot of debates online, especially with those who disagree with it.

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In a recent Instagram post, Ryan got straight to the point when discussing his recent health concerns.

Ryan’s struggles

“For those of you close to me, you know I’ve been bedridden almost completely for the last month or so with my stomach. Haven’t been able to eat hardly anything or exercise at all. Today is the first day I’ve been able to push more than a light workout (I did legs) in over a month. I’ve lost 20 lbs (currently around 206), yet I still feel strong and look, well, I’m probably the best looking human being to have ever existed, but that’s besides the point.

“No matter how many steroids you take, you won’t maintain size off cycle or through sickness if you haven’t built “real” muscle. It’s why you see guys go from 235 to 170 on vs. off cycle. Even though I’m malnourished and dying, I’m still me. You can’t cut corners and expect proper results. This is something @notheysonny taught me 7 years ago, and i finally get what she means. More to come and fingers crossed these new meds keep helping”

Quotes via Instagram

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