WHAT WILL THE MONEY LOOK LIKE IN BJJ 10-15 YEARS FROM NOW?

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Money Money Money, Money$$$…. Read Gordon Ryan’s predictions for how big BJJ will be in 10-15 years

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WHAT WILL THE MONEY LOOK LIKE IN BJJ 10-15 YEARS FROM NOW?

Money Money Money, Money$$$…. Read Gordon Ryan’s predictions for how big BJJ will be in 10-15 years

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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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Joe Rogan and Gordon Ryan recently had a discussion on the potential of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in terms of professional competition. Gordon was highly optimistic about the prospects, suggesting that it is not only possible for athletes to make a living through sponsorship deals and tournament prizes but that there could be six-figure earnings within just a few years. 

BJJ, far from the peak

Additionally, he believes that BJJ has far from reached its peak, and with proper investment from sponsors, businesses, and creative minds – the amount of money circulating within the sport could skyrocket over the coming decade. With an ever-growing enthusiast base and consistent commitment from all parties involved – the future looks bright for BJJ!

Rogan asked:

“So you think, by the time you’re 40, then you will be done. Where do you think the sport will be by then?

I mean, if you really look into the future in 13 years, how big do you think it’s going to grow?”

Ryan starts by answering with his efforts center stage:

“The problem is, I’m trying the best I can [to promote BJJ] – but I’m only one guy. It has a trickle-down effect, so everyone’s going to get paid; everyone fights me to get paid, like, twice as much. So, athletes will make more.”

He’s continues: 

“But, I think that it is possible for it to break into a spectator’s sport. I think that there’s always going to be a cap on how many people watch it.

Like, it’s never going to be as big as the UFC. But it’s going to be a lot bigger than it is.

I think we can start to get people paid well as in, like, real athletes for matches. I think that I will be making 7 figures per fight, and a lot of people will be making 6 figures per fight.

So that people can compete and not have to worry. Like, they can just compete and be athletes.

Like, right now, if you want to create a career – you have to own a school. Or you have to teach seminars. You have to do something else… You can’t just be a competitor.”

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