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Daniel Bryan makes good use of spare time learning Jiu-Jitsu

Omkar Sohoni
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Modified 07 Dec 2015, 20:31 IST
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Former UFC Lightheavyweight Champion Ben Henderson is giving Bryan a crash course in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Daniel Bryan has been out with multiple concussion injuries post-Wrestlemania 31.

Bryan won the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania 31 in a ladder match with six other superstars. Bryan, who has been white hot with the WWE fans has been off tapings for a long time now.

He has had a lot of time away from wrestling and the WWE don't seem to be in a hurry to bring him back to the fold. Bryan’s return is held back due to concussion issues – who has been keeping himself busy with some martial arts.

Daniel Bryan has been taking Jiu Jitsu lessons with the former UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson. Ben Henderson spoke with Sporting News’ Steven Muehlhausen recently and revealed that Bryan has been undergoing Jiu-Jitsu training at his gym during is time off. 

"He was out with some injuries in WWE. He came to our gym and moved up to blue belt in jiu-jitsu under my coach John Crouch. Every time I go in there, he's working his butt off. I heard he was pretty strong and actually surprised me with how technical he is,” Henderson said.

He added, “A lot of guys have a hard time learning all those techniques. I heard he was really great at being able to use his technique and not relying on his strength. He's smooth and does jiu-jitsu really well." 

Bryan admits to being a fan of grappling and has attended seminars of greats such as Billy Robinson in the past. It is highly unlikely that Bryan would try out his hand at Jiu Jitsu competitively.

In his recent interviews, he has stated that he likes the feel of it.

Daniel Bryan’s injury is somewhat a controversy with the fans stating that he might be fit to compete in the ring. Daniel Bryan has been cleared by his doctors for concussions and is allowed to wrestle.

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The problem lies with the WWE doctors. WWE has been very protective about the whole concussion issue and doctor Joseph Maroon is still adamant to not let Daniel Bryan compete for at least a bit more time.

The exact timeframe has not been decided, but it is sure that the reaction Daniel Bryan would receive would be no less than magnificent.

Published 07 Dec 2015, 20:05 IST
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