Robert Drysdale won’t fight in MMA or compete in BJJ anymore


Robert Drysdale is an American-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Legacy Fighting Championship & is the current Light Heavyweight Champion.

He received his Black Belt in 2004 from Léo Vieira. In Brazil, he went on to win multiple national and world titles including the IBJJF world championship as a Black belt in 2005.

He has competed and taught in various countries around the world, including Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, France, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand; while teaching and hosting seminars in cities across the United States.

He won the 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship – Open Division ADCC, submitting Marcelo Garcia. He holds a 7W- 1 NC Pro MMA record but Drysdale’s MMA career is tarnished by multiple failed drug tests.

Drysdale is a very busy man, running a big BJJ academy, a large BJJ association Zenith, has 2 kids and is even studying for a Master’s degree at UNLV. That’s he postponed an active participation in competitions in favor of the academy and training career.

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Last modified: October 6, 2017

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