Posted On:6/26/2014 2:25am
Style: BJJ, FMA, JKD, Pankration
As the title says Dana white is interested in including metamoris in UFC fight pass.
I wonder if the general UFC public is ready for pure grappling?
I am thinking not so much but...
What do you think?
Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
–George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence
Posted On:6/26/2014 3:07am
Style: Shoo Sheetzoo
Pure grappling is still probably a hard sell with many viewers, but if it ever reaches a more mainstream appeal, Metamoris is definitely the org to make it happen. The problem with a lot of grappling is that it's fun to do, but dreadful to watch (studies show that watching an IBJJF Gi match is slightly more fun than standing in line at the bank for five hours), for a variety of reasons. A no-round, submission-only ruleset seems like the perfect formula to keep matches exciting, active, and make the action comprehensible for people without an extensive grappling background.
pro nonsense self defense
Posted On:6/26/2014 12:03pm
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
When the UFC isn't PPV, I think it'd be a good idea for them to use a little of their own adspace to teach the audience some of the technical details of grappling etc, so it at least makes sense when a fight doesn't seem to be fighting. Possibly using this approach:
Posted On:7/01/2014 5:43pm
Now this here would be an intersting use of Metamoris.
Basically Rousey as typical for her ran her mouth the other day saying.
"can beat any BJJ girl in the world, gi or no-gi, any weight division, black belt all the way in any rule setting."
Bia Mesquita heard her quotes and wants to challenge the UFC bantamweight champion.
Posted On:7/01/2014 8:50pm
A short list of BJJ Black Belt champs that would like to have a BJJ match with her
Michelle Nicolini, Seven-time world champion: “She was quite disrespectful. Not even the best Jiu-Jitsu competitors would say something like that. No one is unbeatable. I would fight her and would do my best to represent all women in Jiu-Jitsu that felt bothered with her comment. If she is that good, she should register for the Worlds. Talk is cheap when you never show up.”
Beatriz Mesquita, 2014 lightweight and Absolute world champion: “First of all she is dead wrong. I don’t think she can beat any of the current black belt world champions. The skill level is so high and all she knows is that armlock. She is a great judo fighter, but in a Jiu-Jitsu match all you have to do is pull guard and her judo is done. I’d love to be in a fight with her. Maybe the people at Metamoris would like to promote a match like that. Jiu-Jitsu is much more than an armlock. It’s a lifestyle.”
Gabi Garcia, Eight-time world champion: “I rather believe she didn’t know what she was saying. It’s not possible for someone to display such a lack of humbleness. She disrespected Jiu-Jitsu as a whole. The first quality of a champion is to be humble and to respect others. As my Professior Fabio Gurgel said, I’m ready and at her disposal to fight her under any rules, with or without gi.”
Hannette Staack, Seven-time world champion: “Personally, I think Ronda has no idea of what she is talking about. I’m sure she would think twice before accepting any challenge from a BJJ champion. I would love to have the chance to change the way she thinks about us. I’m sure she says that to get people’s attention, once not even the fight against Cris Cyborg she agreed to. I would fight her under Jiu-Jitsu rules or even Metamoris rules. Judo is a wonderful sport that has all my respect, but when you are a specialist in something, like we are in Jiu-Jitsu, things get a lot more complicated. I don’t doubt she would be a very tough opponent, but that’s our field and we demand respect.”
Janni Larsson, 2014 heavyweight world champion: “I am sure that Rousey can beat a lot of good Jiu-Jitsu players. I am not sure if she can beat the women in the bigger weight classes in IBJJF. I have a hard time believing that a girl at 60-70 kg can armbar Gabi Garcia, but I am not saying that it is impossible. I do believe that Rousey would do well in IBJJF if she knows/learns the IBJJF rules. If she feels that she needs to prove herself to the world she can start attending IBJJF competitions. I don’t really see the point in doing this though, she is currently the best in her weight class in MMA and she doesn’t have anything to prove. I am not sure how a BJJ-match between her and me would go. I am however confident that she would kick my ass if we met in a MMA fight.”
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/female-bjj-cha....rCBrmQT3.dpuf
Posted On:7/01/2014 9:59pm
Just trying to remember which high-level US judoka tried his hand at a BJJ comp a couple years back. He posted about it on judoinfo IIRC. He got to the final and lost basically because he was not that familiar with the point system. BKR do you remember that guy?
Posted On:7/02/2014 4:46am
Style: mma /boxing/muai thai
Must admit haven't paid much attention to it. Sort of having a look now.
I did originally think that if you only had one mat and walkouts people would take grappling more seriously.
I think it would depend how slow it is.
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