#601 – Devon Larratt

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Devon Larratt (00:00):

Didn’t hear you yet though. Let me see.

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Bam. We’re live.

Devon Larratt (00:03):

There we go. What’s up buddy

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

Said anything. I always, I was, I was staying quiet.

Devon Larratt (00:08):

<laugh>

Sevan Matossian (00:09):

Very sneaky.

Devon Larratt (00:11):

Like a ninja. Hey, like a, how you been brother?

Sevan Matossian (00:14):

I’m living the dream buddy. I’m living the dream.

Devon Larratt (00:16):

Good. Good. How

Sevan Matossian (00:18):

Are you?

Devon Larratt (00:19):

I am spinning like a top man. Like, uh, yeah, traveling all over the world right now. Um, I just got back last night from Vegas, from ADCC, man. It was crazy. Crazy. It was crazy. I didn’t know that it was wild, man. These guys. Have you ever watched jujitsu you own jujitsu? Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (00:45):

I watched, I watched, I watched almost the whole, the, I almost watched the, uh, entire tournament, but I was blown away when I saw this match. I was fucking blown away when I saw this match. Yeah,

Devon Larratt (01:01):

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (01:02):

Dude, look how fast you are here.

Devon Larratt (01:05):

<laugh> well, Hey, Judy’s a, I didn’t know, going into it. I was like, oh my God, Judy’s gonna kill me. And this is gonna be great. And uh, ju really, really has like zero back. He’s got a black belt and TaeKwonDo and I know he is messed around a little bit and all sorts of things. And I know he is super, super fit. Um, more flexible than me younger than me, but

Sevan Matossian (01:29):

Watch this transition right here. Watch this transition. Watch this transition right here. I mean, this is, look at that

Devon Larratt (01:36):

<laugh>

Sevan Matossian (01:37):

And you just sink in the hooks.

Devon Larratt (01:39):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. Well, he made it really easy for me. Didn’t he? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (01:45):

<laugh> I don’t know. You looked

Devon Larratt (01:47):

<laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (01:48):

I was actually surprised to see you move that fast.

Devon Larratt (01:51):

I felt really good. You know what, actually I’ll tell you after the match, I was like, oh my God. I had no idea I could move that fast. I

Sevan Matossian (01:58):

Didn’t, yeah. Okay. That’s what I was thinking. I go, I wonder if he shocked himself.

Devon Larratt (02:01):

I, I did really, because I don’t move that fast. Like, uh, I really don’t and then I, but the sport allows you to, uh, do things really quickly, like, um, that scrambled period, you know, um, like sometimes if a person doesn’t lock stuff up, there’s a lot of opportunity to move through things really quickly. Um, how

Sevan Matossian (02:22):

Tall are Devin?

Devon Larratt (02:24):

Uh, I’m like six, five.

Sevan Matossian (02:26):

And how much do you weigh right there?

Devon Larratt (02:28):

I’m like two 60.

Sevan Matossian (02:30):

Uh, you’re coming down a little bit. And what’s, what’s the heaviest, when you, when you went against this, uh, giant dude, um, I

Devon Larratt (02:35):

Was like, I was like two 80. Yeah. So I’m, I’m getting lean and lean and mean buddy.

Sevan Matossian (02:44):

So you’re two 80. And what was he? Was he over 400?

Devon Larratt (02:48):

Yeah, he’s right around 400. I joked around that he was four 15. I think the scale sometimes says 4 15, 4 15 with Levon, but I believe when he competed at, with me, he was right on 400. Yeah. That’s a type, that’s a fucking type. It’s wild, you know? Um,

Sevan Matossian (03:08):

Is he the one they called the experiment? Was he

Devon Larratt (03:12):

<laugh>? Um, I, or wasn’t

Sevan Matossian (03:14):

The other guy? One of those guys they called Dennis or him. I would hear him refer to like in chat rooms as the experiment. Was he the one?

Devon Larratt (03:21):

I don’t know. Okay. Uh, I I’ve never referred to him as the experiment. I mean, people normally he’s a good

Sevan Matossian (03:27):

Guy.

Devon Larratt (03:28):

Well look, it, I, I, I, I tend to view it as cutting edge of the sport, you know, that’s, that’s the way I like to look at it. Like, um, I, I like to look at it as a degree of commitment and sacrifice that few are willing to make. Yes. Um, yeah. Uh, that was Levon. Levon is incredible, incredible, um, inspirational. Um, the ceiling right now in super heavyweight pro arm wrestling, really high, really, really high.

Sevan Matossian (04:08):

Oh, oh,

Devon Larratt (04:09):

Oh.

Sevan Matossian (04:10):

Because of where he put it because of where he,

Devon Larratt (04:13):

Not just him, but like, but yes, he is the icebreaker, right? He is the guy who’s kind of he’s man, everybody, everybody goes off the number one guy really for the level, the level is high and there’s a, there are guys in pursuit. There are, I mean, I was in pursuit. I’m taking a little, uh, you know, you can’t, you can’t stay in pursuit of that guy too long. I tell you, I tell you it’s uh, it’s some deep water that’s for sure. Um, hum

Sevan Matossian (04:47):

Humbling. Did you have any idea in all honesty that it was going to go that way you, so for those of you who don’t know, um, Devin and this guy were considered the two best arm wrestlers in the world, people were trying to get them together for a while it wasn’t happening, it wasn’t happening. And then bam, it happened. And this is about just after your fight with Thor, right?

Devon Larratt (05:05):

Yeah. Yeah. I guess it’s about three months ago now. Yeah. Two, two or three months ago. Like it was the end of June that I faced him, I think. Yeah. Um, yeah. Uh, I knew going into it. I was gonna be an underdog, you know? Um,

Sevan Matossian (05:22):

Which is weird for you.

Devon Larratt (05:25):

Yeah. Well

Sevan Matossian (05:27):

Or different, not weird, different

Devon Larratt (05:29):

The level. Like I, I knew that the level was really high and I knew that, you know, I I’ve faced, I’ve touched his hand. I met him in person. I’ve seen what he’s done. Uh, you know, there is, you know, there are a few times when you can kind of gather a little bit of crossover information, crossover information between, I mean the east and the west are, are touching a lot more now than they ever have, but there there’s still, there was a lot of uncertainty. He is, in my opinion, um, quite a way ahead of most, certainly the north American field, most certainly

Sevan Matossian (06:19):

Just him particularly, or just, or, or all of those guys over there, training in concrete rooms with a, with <laugh> fucking, what is that room he’s in?

Devon Larratt (06:28):

Yeah, yeah. Right. I’d say him in particularly, however, there’s, uh, a couple guys, um, who are doing really well, who would probably be the favorites against north Americans? I think that north Americans, I think probably the top, we, I, I don’t think there’s anybody who can take the number one spot today, today. Um, not to be discouraging. Like I hope we go for it and you know, but, but Levon, I mean at 400 pounds and like extremely well trained, that’s hard, man. It’s, it’s really hard.

Sevan Matossian (07:09):

Do you even know how strong he is? Devon?

Devon Larratt (07:11):

Not really. Um, you know, I’ll tell you round one, like I went don’t don’t think I didn’t go there to win cuz I did, you know, I, I went there even though I knew I was an underdog and I knew it was a stretch. I also firmly believed that there was a chance that I could beat him. Um, I, I thought that the chance was low. However, as you, you know, with your planning and your training and you start to hold onto that little piece and you start to try and make it become the reality. And um, I had a game plan and I do believe that the game plan, what was being played like, like round one, everything was going to according a plan. Um, you know, he was playing my game, at least the game that I wanted to play and I was comfortable with, which I think that from Lev’s perspective, he just didn’t care.

Devon Larratt (08:14):

Levon was like, whatever, I, I can play your game. I can play any game. It’s not gonna matter. Um, which that made me happy because uh, other guys have played on that level have been more calculated. Like Dennis did not play my game. Dennis was very calculated, very, uh, cerebral in his approach. And it was actually more his game that we played than my game. Um, but Levon was playing my game and in round one there was light, there was light at the end of the tunnel. I saw a victory. I saw a victory round one and then, and then round two, he completely destroyed that. <laugh> yeah, like my, my bicep got torn, uh, at the big, oh it did. Oh yeah. Yeah. I blew my bicep. Um, he not a, not a full blow, just, uh, just tore the muscle belly on the inside. And um, yeah. And after that I was like,

Sevan Matossian (09:14):

And you knew in real time that something had happened.

Devon Larratt (09:18):

Oh, oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah, yeah. You, um, yeah, I, I tore the in, well, anyways, I got this, this, uh, tattoo now <laugh> right on the says Lavon was here and uh, in Georgia and a picture of a, a picture of a cat. Cause I used to call him a pussy, but not that, that is, uh, you know,

Sevan Matossian (09:41):

Whatever does, does he know you got that tattoo?

Devon Larratt (09:44):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:45):

Oh, that is awesome.

Devon Larratt (09:47):

<laugh> so, you know, everything was going to plan round one and then round two, you know, he basically broke, broke me, which, you know, that’s kind of the way I wanted it to be. I didn’t want to walk away from that match with a loss and not to have thought that I didn’t give it my a hundred percent. So, um, in, in a way it’s, it’s satisfying because I, I knew that I was beaten properly. Like I was, I truly was defeated, which, which is satisfying. Um, yeah, I don’t, I don’t know if there’s anybody right now who can stop him. I, I really, I didn’t. I think the only reason I say that is because when I was doing my assessment of ’em, I thought, uh, his only weaknesses were experience and potentially, uh, the dealing with a bone lock, because I thought in terms of straight up strength, straight up like arm wrestling, fundamental strength, I was like, yeah, there’s nobody close to him. Like, no, right.

Sevan Matossian (10:59):

Not even close. And that’s when I ask how strong he is, no one knows cuz no one’s even close to him. Right. That’s in his power. It’s like, there’s, there’s no human being alive. Right.

Devon Larratt (11:07):

That’s my assessment. Yeah. Yeah. So I, my assessment was, there’s no human being who can in fundamental arm. And when I say fundamental, I mean like more muscular style of arm wrestling, um, that, that can, that can deal with them. The only thing I thought was okay, he’s, he’s a bit inexperienced still. I mean, not really, but if he has a weakness, it’s maybe to a guy who can play the game a little bit better. Um, and the potential of, so getting away from fundamental arm resting a little bit, so a guy who’s willing to test his frame and his bones structures a little bit like so either a King’s mover or, or potentially some kind of, uh, body locker, like, uh, and I don’t wanna throw Jerry Adam, but

Sevan Matossian (11:57):

How about the other guy, your other Canadian guy? Why don’t we throw him? Adam,

Devon Larratt (12:01):

Matt?

Sevan Matossian (12:02):

No, the little guy, the old guy,

Devon Larratt (12:04):

Crazy George

Sevan Matossian (12:06):

<laugh> what a crazy George lock this dude, and this dude tried to press crazy. George’s arm

Devon Larratt (12:13):

Now, crazy George to have probably one of the best chances of anybody to tell you the truth. But the truth is, is Levon would just rip him apart. Would

Sevan Matossian (12:21):

That he would break it off?

Devon Larratt (12:22):

Yeah, he would. Yeah. Yeah. For sure. He would.

Sevan Matossian (12:25):

Hey, just a quick, quick thing here. So, and sorry if my, if my, if my demonstration, but yeah. You’re pulling like this and so the bicep tears. So in your third match, did you try to turn in and just avoid using your bicep at all? You,

Devon Larratt (12:40):

Yeah. Okay. Okay. Yeah. So after that, I’m just, I’m trying to press, I’m like, you know,

Sevan Matossian (12:44):

You’re trying to do anything to avoid having the arm be pulled on again.

Devon Larratt (12:47):

I’m trying, yeah. I’m doing my best to, uh, you know, like how many times do I get this opportunity? Right. So, yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:59):

Um, how is the bicep now?

Devon Larratt (13:01):

It’s good. Um, it’s, it’s doing very well. I, uh, I, I started rehabbing it probably. I was on a table within just a little bit more than the week afterwards, really light, really, really careful. Um, I, I did a really big reevaluation re like I burned down everything and started back from like scratch in the mental and physical, you know, development of my next, go at it. <laugh> um, I got stem cells. I spent a ton of time on the table and I still am, and I’ve kind of switched up my training just a little bit to, uh, try and make the most out of all of it. But I think, uh, I think that it’s gonna be just fine and, and I’m optimistic that it can be even better.

Sevan Matossian (14:00):

Um, what’s going on with your, um, uh, with you

Devon Larratt (14:04):

Lost you there for a second.

Sevan Matossian (14:06):

So sorry. Are you back now?

Devon Larratt (14:07):

Still with me, buddy? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (14:09):

I, I can hear you. I can hear you you’re but you’re frozen. No,

Devon Larratt (14:12):

I’m losing you. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (14:13):

Sue is here. Oh, there you are.

Devon Larratt (14:15):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (14:15):

Oh, hi, Matt SU I just saw you. Sorry. Hi. I just saw you. Hi. Hey, what’s going on? Hi. Good to see you. Oh, good to see you. I just jumped in and let know what you need in the be. All right. Thank you.

Devon Larratt (14:26):

There we go. That’s your tech tech support.

Sevan Matossian (14:29):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. That’s the executive producer of the show. If wasn’t for that guy, wouldn’t be doing a podcast. He’s the one who’s like to do a podcast. Come on. Oh,

Devon Larratt (14:36):

That’s

Sevan Matossian (14:36):

Great. I know I’m pretty pumped. Um, uh, how you, you’ve kind of, you’ve been on this run. I don’t know if it’s been two years or three years, what you’re going on now, but you’ve been on this. Um, what, what’s the, in the last three years, how what’s the longest amount of time you’ve stayed in one place without getting on an airplane or driving somewhere? Do you know?

Devon Larratt (15:00):

The longest probably would be, um, getting ready for Mike. I took a, I spent a lot of, well actually. Yeah. Mike who

Sevan Matossian (15:09):

Gould?

Devon Larratt (15:12):

Mike Todd.

Sevan Matossian (15:12):

Michael Todd.

Devon Larratt (15:13):

Yeah. Mike Todd, Mike Todd. I did mostly car. I just drove places. Yeah, that was, uh, for 20. It was the 20, 21. I spent a good period. When, so that was like, from like February, like January to like June. I basically didn’t get on an airplane. Oh, okay. Yeah. Um,

Sevan Matossian (15:39):

But something’s going on with you, you, you, you, uh, live in Canada, you, you, how many years did you serve in the military?

Devon Larratt (15:46):

20. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (15:48):

And, and, and now you’re out and you’ve learned, um, uh, you, you’ve worked hard. Um, you’ve trained hard. You’ve been a discipline man. You’ve, uh, some people would use the word sacrificed. Um, and now you’re, you’re kind of out partying. You’re living your college years by that. I mean, you’ve really taken life by the balls and you’re going for it. And, and, and it’s, and people on social media are loving it.

Devon Larratt (16:14):

<laugh> well, what I

Sevan Matossian (16:18):

Is that true? Am I, am I MIS, am I misunderstanding you?

Devon Larratt (16:20):

No, I, I think that it’s, it’s a refinement of purpose that you’re seeing. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (16:26):

I like that.

Devon Larratt (16:27):

And, and what, what I do is after every significant event that I do, I, I do, I do my best to do this. Um, so I really think that one of the greatest things you can do in your life, uh, well, there’s a lot of great things you can do, but it gets really easy when you’re doing things that you really wanna do, and they make you happy. That that makes it really easy. There’s obviously a lot of sacrifice and the things you leave behind. And, but, but all those things are much easier when it’s really in line with, uh, things you enjoy. So I think throughout, uh, so what we do is we set goals, right? We all do it. We, we set a goal and we work towards that goal. And then you get there and you achieve it or you fall short or whatever.

Devon Larratt (17:25):

And then there’s the, after, you know, you kind of take your lessons learned or whatever. And what I try and do is I try and for that period, that downtime, like, I feel like after every major, major event, there’s like a couple weeks where you kind of unravel, uh, and, you know, get oriented for your next goal. And sometimes your goals are like this one, then this one, then this one, then this one, and they’re all kind of in a line anyways. Um, but sometimes you reach a, a hard point where you’re like, okay, so from here, where am I going? And I

Sevan Matossian (18:11):

Try, it’s an example of that. Um, you pursuing arm wrestling versus you pur pursuing some one on one time with your son doing jujitsu. Is that, are those two? Oh yeah. Is that an example of that?

Devon Larratt (18:21):

A hundred percent. A hundred percent. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (18:24):

Okay. I’m doing a lot of this out here in the world. Now it’s time to do some family stuff and these are two or, or some sun stuff. And there’s two.

Devon Larratt (18:31):

Yeah. My ideal circumstance right now is, is kind of week on week off kind of like a week where I’m kind of, uh, you know, look at I’m still not totally perfect yet where I wanna be, um, that I still have a, a li little bit more work to do before I can really just really get on the, the level where I wanna be. But like my ideal situation is just basically training and fighting. That’s it like, that’s really all I’ve ever wanted to do. And it’s just, how do you get there? And, um, and who’s involved and yeah, with my son, I mean, I, with my son in particular, my middle one, what I realized was that he fell in love with jujitsu. So, you know, cuz I used to drive him to jujitsu class and he’d come out of there. Just steaming, just fuck just steam rolling off of him. And

Sevan Matossian (19:33):

He talked that’s Canada talk by the way. I’m in California. <laugh> we don’t, I never see anyone steam.

Devon Larratt (19:39):

Oh yeah, yeah. Yeah. If, if you, if you, if you’re in Canada, you’re working hard, you’ll start to steam. Yeah. I love. Yeah. And, and it’s a sign that you’re really going. Yeah. Um, yeah, so his metabolism would just be rocking and, and, and I could tell that he mentally was really wrapping himself up in the game. And then, uh, and I have a background in Jule, like from when I was a kid too. And I loved it also. Jule was actually my first love, like when it comes to like fighting and physicality, like I probably fell in love with judo before I fell in love with Armley and um, and I saw that in him and I was like, okay, well I, I need to follow him a little bit. So, you know, I fought with him. I, I rolled him a couple times and I’m like, yeah.

Devon Larratt (20:32):

Okay. He’s definitely, he definitely knows what’s going on. Like I could tell already, like the only reason I was able to do anything with him, cuz I was bigger than him. Like my son is already a better BJ J practitioner than I am. I’m just, I’m just larger. Right. Um, so I was like, okay, I’m gonna start to go on the mat with them. And there’s a, and because of the time I spent a Tristar getting ready for fighting Thor, I already feel like I learned a lot about that community. And there was a lot of things that I saw ability to cross over between our communities, things that arm wrestling can learn from the BJ J community, um, just to make our communities better. Um, so yeah, so I, I, I started to go to class with Aden. He got injured just recently a little bit. So we had a minor setback, but um, yeah, throughout all this, this is how I ended up getting well, how we ended up going to ADCC. Yeah. Um, yeah. Which

Sevan Matossian (21:39):

Is nuts, which is nuts.

Devon Larratt (21:41):

Yeah. I know. Hey, what,

Sevan Matossian (21:42):

How, what, what injury did your son sustain?

Devon Larratt (21:45):

He, he ripped his shoulder out. Yeah. It’s terrible. Yeah. So he’s not gonna get

Sevan Matossian (21:52):

In a, in a submission that he wasn’t tapping on.

Devon Larratt (21:54):

No. Oh, okay. No unrelated, unrelated. We were doing uh, white water rafting and we, yeah, we were being, we were being a bit dumb. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (22:04):

Um, you met this guy right here. Mo Mo Jasmine, obviously you’re in the picture.

Devon Larratt (22:09):

What, what a, what? A gym. What a gem. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:11):

How can you, so how did you actually end up there on the floor?

Devon Larratt (22:16):

That’s the guy who helped me out. Mo

Sevan Matossian (22:20):

Yeah. So who, who know? How did you meet him? How, what, what, what resources, um, did you guys serve together in the Canadian military? I’m joking. I know you didn’t how, uh,

Devon Larratt (22:30):

Right. So can

Sevan Matossian (22:31):

You tell me a little bit of that story?

Devon Larratt (22:32):

Yeah. I can tell you a bit so, and listen, I don’t always know how you know, relations are, are, are sometimes made. Like, I don’t know. Maybe I can just say the universe brought us together, but yeah. Yeah. I

Sevan Matossian (22:46):

Like that. That’s a good step

Devon Larratt (22:47):

<laugh> but so there’s this kid, uh, his D his name is Dan Manas. SOE. Do you know this guy?

Sevan Matossian (22:56):

The name sounds very familiar. Yeah. Can you, if you look

Devon Larratt (22:59):

It up, Dan Manas, SOE, if you look on Instagram, he’s BJ J giant or no, sorry. Jujitsu giant jujitsu giant. Okay. Yeah. This kid is 20 years old. He’s an absolute killing machine. He’s like six, eight. Um, and he’s like 2 75. Like the kid is bad news, like super, super bad news. Um, right. This is the dude right here. Yes. So he, yeah. Damn man of saw you. So he actually, he trains in Austin. He’s been following around, uh, Danaher and you know, he trains with Gordon Ryan. Um, anyways, this kid is, now I could go on about this guy. I think he’s very special. I, I really think that that guy <laugh> you give him just a couple more years, it’s gonna be frightening. Like, you know, you talk about like how,

Sevan Matossian (23:53):

How tall is he?

Devon Larratt (23:54):

He’s like six, eight, I think.

Sevan Matossian (23:57):

Okay. So when you stand next to him, he’s bigger than you.

Devon Larratt (23:58):

He’s bigger than me. Yeah. Yeah. It’s, it’s a big kid and he’s a big kid. Who’s got all the qualities of like a champion. Right. He’s got the discipline, he’s got the mindset, he’s got the focus, he’s got the love. He’s got the, he’s got it all. He’s got it all. And um, just so happens that he also likes arm resting a bit. He does, he’s not gonna do too much of it because he, um, you know, he wants to be the world champion of BJ J right. But, so I talked to him a bit and, um, I think that how it initially started, I think that they were in, uh, I think that their team was in Dominican for a bit. I think they tried to contact me at that time, but it didn’t work out. Um, and somehow they started to see, because he, I think that he was kind of following me a bit and he saw that I was starting to get into BJ J a bit with Aden and, uh, and he’s close with Mo. So, so then he put me in touch with Mo and, uh, and yeah, then Mo just made it happen. So,

Sevan Matossian (25:08):

And, and were you supposed, did you just bring Juju there just because he’s your friend, you’re like, Hey Juju.

Devon Larratt (25:13):

Yeah. So the week before, the week before so much fun, I was, uh, I was at Juju’s place in, uh, just outside of Charlotte and we’re shooting a rock video for working out. It’s hilarious. Oh my God. I can’t wait till this video comes out. It’ll be really funny. Um, yeah. So ju and I are buddies and, uh, yeah, just hanging out and sleeping in this gym and training and, um, shooting this video and, and I’m like, oh my God, I’m really spinning right now. Cause I, I wasn’t even supposed to be there. I, I kind of got my calendar screwed up and he’s like, I’m like, yeah, I got a day at home. And then I go to ADCC. I’m like, what are you doing next weekend? And he’s like, he’s like next weekend. He’s like not doing anything. I’m dude, let’s go, TOCC come to a, you love it.

Devon Larratt (26:04):

And he’s, like’s like, I’m like, I’m like, yeah, you and me could have a fight. We could, we could fight each other. And he’s like, he’s like, well, I got, I got really no experience whatsoever. And I’m like, man, I haven’t done anything in like 20 years. I’m like I did Jule when I was a kid did live in the military. I’m like, but I don’t I’m outta shape and terrible. And <laugh> and uh, so that was it. Like we decided to have this fight like four days before we had it. Maybe not even, maybe it was like three

Sevan Matossian (26:33):

Days. So he invited you there, not even expecting you guys to fight. And then you just said, Hey, Mo can we, me and Juju go on the mat? And he said, yeah, I’ll rest

Devon Larratt (26:40):

It. Yep. So happened

Sevan Matossian (26:43):

What a cool dude. That guy is super

Devon Larratt (26:45):

Cool guy. Super cool guy. And I’m telling you that production, that level of organization, um, and look at, I mean, I’ve always loved BJ J and I feel like I kind of pay attention. Not, not as much as a guy who’s in the sport, but I’m on the outside as the guy who’s got like a, a foundation and right.

Sevan Matossian (27:09):

You know who the Rato brothers are.

Devon Larratt (27:12):

Yes.

Sevan Matossian (27:12):

Yeah. I mean, that’s what, I mean, you pay attention, like, you know, you know?

Devon Larratt (27:15):

Yeah. Just a little bit, just a

Sevan Matossian (27:17):

Little bit, but you know who Gordon Ryan is? You know, B team, you know, Dana here. Yeah. You’re paying, yeah. You’re paying attention. You’re trying to pay attention. It’s kind of hard. You have to actually dig.

Devon Larratt (27:28):

Yeah. Right. But I, I feel like that’s all gonna change pretty soon. Like good. The, the level of production that we saw this weekend. Um, it’s just so high that BJ’s gonna end up on ESPN. It’s gonna start to partner with UFC. I don’t know. Like, I feel like Gordon Ryan is about to become like an extremely household name. Um, and, uh, yeah. I just feel like the sport of BJ J is just gonna explode here. Like, and it’s

Sevan Matossian (28:00):

Interviews, I’ve been interviewing a bunch of, uh, I interviewed, uh, Nicky rod a few times and, um, and Jay rod, the brothers, but I wanna somehow work with flow or ADCC and just interview their guys for them for free.

Devon Larratt (28:15):

Yeah. Well get in touch with Mo

Sevan Matossian (28:17):

Yeah, I am. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I am for sure. For sure. Yeah.

Devon Larratt (28:19):

Contact and everything.

Sevan Matossian (28:20):

Yeah. I, I don’t, I don’t, I’ve just hit him up in his DMS. I’ve just been bugging him. Maybe he’ll see this video and he’ll, uh, and he’ll be like, Devon, give me that little Armenian man’s phone.

Devon Larratt (28:30):

<laugh> yeah. Yeah. Well, okay. Well for sure. I’m sure that’ll happen cuz uh, yeah. Anyways, I’ll send him a message and I’ll tell him about cool.

Sevan Matossian (28:39):

Yeah. Okay. So, so you end up there and, and are you literally on the, or how close are you to yeah man,

Devon Larratt (28:45):

Um,

Sevan Matossian (28:46):

Row matches

Devon Larratt (28:48):

Row.

Sevan Matossian (28:48):

So like you can, and then, and then I saw you like, even you got to meet Gordon Ryan.

Devon Larratt (28:53):

Yeah. Yeah. I got to meet Gordon Ryan. We were gonna arm wrestle, but uh, it, it just got too late. I had my kids there with me and I was like, oh, I’m not going the after party. I would love to go on the after party. I couldn’t go on, um, on the last night, but uh, and I didn’t wanna bug him beforehand. Right. Like, I mean, he is competing. I, I feel like this guy wouldn’t have cared. I feel like he probably would’ve done a CrossFit workout before he competed this dude. Like what he bit off and accomplished this weekend is completely insane to me.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

Insane, insane. And then look, he shouldn’t he be back in a room meditating instead you see him walking around talking to people. It’s not, it was nuts.

Devon Larratt (29:32):

He is not on the same planet as these guys he’s competing with. Like, I mean, just as an athlete, you know, what’s going through your head, you know what you can bite off and what you can’t, you know, what it takes each match. And he was unscathed. I feel like he could have done what he did. Like just from an out outside perspective, it looked like training for him. Like the whole thing, like.

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