Episode 021 – Rich Byrne

‘High Roller’

Rich Byrne and Rolles Gracie Kasai

This week we are joined by Rich Byrne, CEO of the new grappling promotion, KASAI.

Rich shares some great stories how he got into BJJ via a chance meeting with Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, former owners of UFC and how his first ever class was with Renzo Gracie.

He also explains valuable lessons from jiu jitsu that helped him advance his career as a credit investor and what it was like rolling with Middle Eastern royalty in the form of the UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoon in Abu Dhabi

Check out Rich’s new Grappling Promotion Kasai.

 

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