Gordon ‘King’ Ryan has a partner/girlfriend named Nathalia ‘Sonny’ Santoro, and she is also into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Likewise, she is also a bodybuilder and fitness model.
According sources, Sonny is the second woman Professor John Danaher has promoted to brown belt with a second knife. She has been training alongside King under John for a few years and received her purple belt in February 2021.
Although the bodybuilder didn’t start a career as a professional fighter, she has competed a number of times in the past, including on shows like Fight 2 Win. Gordon was very proud of her partner when she had five quick matches and five submissions in the expert division in March 2020.
Nathalia Santoro is also Gordon Ryan’s trainer
In an Instagram post Gordon made on September 22, 2022, the submission grappler thanked his partner Nathalia for being his best coach after John Danaher.
The fitness model is her number 1 person who controls her life, cleans the house, does her obligations and helps her with everything. Plus, she manages her diet, workouts, and supplements.
The pair work out together, make instructional videos and help each other become better people. Ryan also admitted that if Santoro or John decide to stop coaching, he won’t compete because he can’t imagine fighting without them. So, he has so much love and respect for his two coaches.