Not what I wanted today but I can assure you I am leaving Chicago better than I was when I got here.
I had a match against the very large legend Comprido in the Open class today and managed to keep it 5-0 until the last 30 seconds before giving up a Kimura.
He gave me some motivating words after the day ended and gave his respect to Master Renato Tavares Bjj.
I can’t wait to get back home to St. Joseph Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and share what I have learned this weekend
Special thanks to my sponsor who makes the best gear out there, Fuji! #fujialthlete
I can’t wait to get home to Elowen and my wife Jade, I love you guys so much and thank you for believing in me and encouraging me to keep competing. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without you Jade. You two are my everything. Deryck Ripley
When your idols become your opponents. At this moment you are doing something right.
Time to stay focused and push forward towards victory! Osssu
Thank you God for keeping me healthy and safe
Thank you my teammates and my family at Beachside Fitness and Martial Arts for keeping me focus on my goals
Thank you to my love Flavia Silva you are my everything
Thank you Renato Tavares Bjj for the guidance
On to the next one!
Osssu. Suraj Budhram