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Nick Rodriguez is a purple belt in jiu-jitsu, and an ADCC silver medalist from New Jersey. He is a member of the Danaher Death Squad. He currently trains at Studio 84 under Jay Regalbuto.

  1. John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

    John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

    Nov 23, 2020

    After the big news last week about how Gordon Ryan is moving to Puerto Rico, everyone wondered what the training situation would be like for the P4P #1 grappler on earth. It sounds like after Gordon, Nicky, Nat and Big Gord linked up with Mo Jassim down in Dorado, the entire Danaher Death Squad will be joining them shortly.

  2. The Toughest No-Gi Competitors Who Aren't Black Belts

    The Toughest No-Gi Competitors Who Aren't Black Belts

    Aug 26, 2020

    Belt ranks don't always carry over from gi to no-gi competition. Some may call them different sports entirely, and it reflects in the rankings.

  3. Official FloGrappling Predictions: 3CG Kumite IV

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: 3CG Kumite IV

    Jul 11, 2020

    Third Coast Grappling is back with their fourth Kumite event of the summer – and it’s stacked with some of the biggest names in grappling today.  

  4. Nicky Rod, Cyborg, Roberto, Hulk & More Taking Over 3CG Kumite IV

    Nicky Rod, Cyborg, Roberto, Hulk & More Taking Over 3CG Kumite IV

    Jul 7, 2020

    Third Coast Grappling is back with their fourth Kumite event of the summer – and it’s stacked with some of the biggest names in grappling today: 

  5. Here's How Pro Athletes Are Staying Busy During Quarantine

    Here's How Pro Athletes Are Staying Busy During Quarantine

    May 15, 2020

    Romulo Barral, Tye and Kade Ruotolo, Matheus Gabriel, Edwin Najmi, and Nicky Rod break down what they've been doing during the COVID-19 quarantine.

  6. The Danaher Death Squad BodyBuilding & Nutrition Strategies

    The Danaher Death Squad BodyBuilding & Nutrition Strategies

    Apr 2, 2020

    Academies and competitors around the world are eager to adopt the winning formula behind the Danaher Death Squad. Today, John, Gordon and Nick give us a piece of that formula by sharing their bodybuilding and nutrition strategy.

  7. Gordon And Nick Went Full Jersey on WNO Podcast And It Was Something Else

    Gordon And Nick Went Full Jersey on WNO Podcast And It Was Something Else

    Apr 2, 2020

    Gordon Ryan and Nick Rodriguez both called in for the Ep. 32 of The WNO Podcast. In true New Jersey fashion, they didn't hold back when discussing their rivals on the show. Here are some of the highlights. 

  8. Gordon, Downey And Nicky Rod: Evolution Of The Trash Talk

    Gordon, Downey And Nicky Rod: Evolution Of The Trash Talk

    Mar 3, 2020

    There's been a lot of trash talk lately on Instagram between Team USA freestyle wrestler Pat Downey and Renzo Gracie teammates Gordon Ryan and Nick Rodriguez. If you aren't on Instagram all day you've probably missed some of it, as there is a crazy amount of it. Before we dive into the posts, here is a quick recap of their competiton history - 

  9. Victor Hugo Jumps Above Nicky Rod In Ranking With Fight To Win Victory

    Victor Hugo Jumps Above Nicky Rod In Ranking With Fight To Win Victory

    Jan 20, 2020

    No. 4 grappler in the +99kg no-gi rankings, Victor Hugo (Ribeiro JJ) defeated No. 2-ranked +99kg grappler Nick Rodriguez (Renzo Gracie Academy) at F2W 135 in Sacramento, California.

  10. Clash Of The Titans: Nick Rodriguez vs Victor Hugo

    Clash Of The Titans: Nick Rodriguez vs Victor Hugo

    Jan 15, 2020

    Titans take the stage as Fight to Win 135 makes its way to Sacramento, California, on Saturday, January 18, with a main event between No. 2-ranked +99kg grappler Nick Rodriguez (Renzo Gracie Academy) and 2019 No-Gi Absolute World Champion and No. 4-ranked +99kg grappler, Victor Hugo (Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu). 

  11. Grappling Bulletin: Nicky Rod Rolls Over Rockhold, Sakuraba's Fake Match

    Grappling Bulletin: Nicky Rod Rolls Over Rockhold, Sakuraba's Fake Match

    Dec 2, 2019

    It's been a while but here is a quick Monday morning roundup of the most notable grappling news from around the world. It's another edition of the Grappling Bulletin. 

  12. Nick Rodriguez In For BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix

    Nick Rodriguez In For BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix

    Nov 11, 2019

    2019 ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez has stepped up to replace his teammate Gordon Ryan at the BJJ Fanatics Submission Only Grand Prix. While everyone was no doubt excited to see Gordon compete at the event before he pulled out, the No. 2-ranked 99+ competitor in the world is about as good of a replacement as you can get.

  13. Who Is Nicky Rod?

    Who Is Nicky Rod?

    Nov 5, 2019

    Nick Rodriguez burst onto the grappling scene in 2019, storming the elite level of the sport with under two years of submission grappling experience. Although known to hardcore followers of the scene, he was still a mystery to many when he showed up at ADCC and defeated Mahamed Aly, Orlando Sanchez, and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu on his way to a silver medal in the +99kg division.

  14. How Can Nick Rodriguez Get Revenge vs Kaynan Duarte At F2W?

    How Can Nick Rodriguez Get Revenge vs Kaynan Duarte At F2W?

    Oct 17, 2019

    Nick Rodriguez faces a daunting task this Saturday at Fight 2 Win 128 in Philadelphia, going up against the opponent who just soundly beat him less than a month ago in the biggest match of his career. Kaynan Duarte took Nick's back and controlled the position for several minutes in their recent gold medal match at the ADCC 2019 World Championships in Anaheim, California.