The main event and co-main event at this weekend’s Who’s Number One event on FloGrappling.com have been forced to remove themselves. Arguably the two best no-gi grapplers on the planet, Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones have tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Both men posted on their respective Instagram accounts.
Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones Test Positive for COVID-19
Ryan stated, “Having to pull out of WNO is cheeks 😂. Unfortunately, myself and @craigjonesbjj both have covid and have to sit this one out. I have been sidelined for roughly a week with my main issue being lack of appetite/food.”
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Having to pull out of WNO is cheeks 😂. Unfortunately, myself and @craigjonesbjj both have covid and have to sit this one out. I have been sidelined for roughly a week with my main issue being lack of appetite/food. For informational purposes, i will make an in depth explanational video about my experience with covid and how it has effected me. Im actually in one of the higher risk groups to develop pneumonia since i have very bad chronic bronchitis (my parents smoked around me when i was young). Even if i was over covid i felt it wasn't right to show up and compete for the fans without a proper training camp. Sorry to all the fans, to flo, and most importantly, to @ronaldojuniorbjj, who was ready and willing to compete. Lets make this match happen before September, if im still alive. If i die in the next week feel free to throw a party and be glad someone else can actually win something now 🤣. Ps- @garrytonon is gonna steal the show.
Ryan has not lost a professional grappling match since his 2018 ACBJJ 13 bout against Vinny Magalhaes. Most recently, “King” earned an armlock victory over Kyle Boehm at a previous iteration of Who’s Number One. At this event, Ryan was expected to face Ronaldo Junior.
Jones was expected to take on Lucas Barbosa. No word on whether a replacement is being sought out. The Aussie was riding a seven-match pro jiu-jitsu winning streak prior to losing controversially to Mason Fowler at Submission Underground 16.
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