Tensions are high between Marcelinho Garcia’s pupils and the Danaher Death Squad. The rivalry, which has been going on for a while online, reached critical status last weekend as the ADCC’s North American trials took place.
After Mansher “Munch” Khera beat Oliver Taza in a final, Gordon Ryan, a teammate of Taza’s, went to greet Dillon Danis, who was in Khera’s corner, but Danis refused to shake his hand. Things looked like they could turn ugly, but ADCC staff intervened and defused the situation.
Still, Garry Tonon felt the need to address the incident on Facebook, mentioning Danis’s behavior and saying he’s willing to fight Danis under MMA rules. Read his unedited post below.
“Much respect Munchie today for winning ADCC trials and beating our teammate Oliver Taza in the finals. I’m sorry I did not get a chance to shake his hand. Dillon did not want to shake our hands after the contest, which is his right, and I understand his position because we definitely talk shit about him and his teammates publicly. Understand this, I don’t want to be Dillon’s friend, I Don’t like him, I don’t like his additude, general mentality about competition, nor how seriously he takes himself. I also don’t like that his teammates have declined Matches with myself and Gordon on numerous occasions but still like to act like they are the shit. I feel relatively similar about Munch and Mathieus, Munch is obviously the most level headed of the three.
Despite all of this myself and Gordon are still willing to shake hands with our rivals after a contest has been completed. Dillon is not, which is fine, but then if you have such a problem with Gordon that you can’t shake his hand, then have a match with him, prove you are his superior, make him bow to your achievement. That’s just how I feel. If Dillon thinks that my opinion is worth fighting over I’d be more than happy to enter any MMA promotion and fight with him, or have a rematch with him in jiu jitsu if it will make him feel better. Either way, I guarantee you I will extend my hand to him after we Compete regardless of result. My apologies for any and all unprofessionalism I showed today at ADCC. Oh and one last thing, this is to anyone we talk shit to or about who gets legitimately butthurt, hey Morons we’re helping you make money off the sport, say thank you, goodnight:*”