Posted On:9/29/2009 3:17am
Hi guys, new to the forum. I came across something that seems to be a construct of one guy's imagination. Its kind of impressive actually, the extent of this entire thing.
The gym in question is called "Team Beast MMA". The website claims to have two locations, neither of which come up in a Google search. The address he lists on the website is a personal residence. Here is the MySpace page. The entire thing is pretty elaborate. There is a map of the facilities, a pro store, sponsors page, pricing...
Ok so on to the head instructor. His name is Matt Barvo and he claims to be a 2nd degree Japanese JJ black belt and a BJJ black belt. His facebook page has a picture of him with a blackbelt around his neck. His bodybuilding.com profile shows that he is 23 years old and has an upcoming WEC fight. His profile on the Team Beast website claims that he is a professional fighter with a 4-1 record. A quick google search brings up some youtube videos. In fact, Google his gym or his name or his handle and theres tons of hits where he advertises his gym, or his training. Here is one example where he claims to have received his blackbelt under Fabio Santos and the Machado brothers. Also claims to have trained with Cung Le and Master Toddy.
It seems that he has attempted to create wikipedia pages for himself and his gym, but they were deleted for lack of evidence.
Im sure you guys can find more stuff, this guy is all over the internet. Now is this an elaborate hoax, or is he legit? All signs point to the contrary...
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