Dana White Interested In Including Metamoris In UFC’s Fight Pass

 Invicta FC and UFC Fight Pass have recently joined force in a broadcast partnership. With the confirmation of big MMA stars competing in the upcoming Metamoris 4: Chael Sonnen vs Andre Galvao and Josh Barnett vs Dean Lister, Dana White has expressed interest in including Metamoris in Fight Pass:  He talked to  MMA Fighting  about future plans:     “You might see a lot of combat sports and other things. We’re out doing a number of deals, including non-MMA. There’s tons of potential.”     In a recent interview with  MMA in Asia , Dana White confirmed that Metamoris is definitely an option:      “It’s absolutely something we’d look at for Fight Pass.   I think people are going to be surprised by the things that are going to pop up on Fight Pass. I said it when the thing first came up, it started out as a way to get the library to all the fans, they’d have full access, and it just keeps evolving and it’s only going to get better and better.”   One thing for sure, Metamoris’ current formula of combining MMA vs BJJ matches is getting a lot of publicity.  This could this be the boost to taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu one step closer to the mainstream.     Dana White has been see in the past saying that he thought that Jiu-Jitsu was “pretty damn boring”. Could having seen the recent Metamoris matcheschanged his opinion? Or is he thing from a pure business aspect of featuring MMA fighters in a BJJ event?  While White may find Jiu-Jitsu boring, he understands its importance and also believes that UFC this judges should be required to learn the Jiu-Jitsu game before they can properly judge a fight:  “First of all, boxing judges refereeing mixed martial arts fight, who know nothing about it, no former mixed martial artists, I don’t think you should be judging or reffing a fight unless you’ve actually rolled and know what a submission feels like. How about, knows what a submission is, first?”  White’s opinion on Jiu-Jitsu:

Invicta FC and UFC Fight Pass have recently joined force in a broadcast partnership. With the confirmation of big MMA stars competing in the upcoming Metamoris 4: Chael Sonnen vs Andre Galvao and Josh Barnett vs Dean Lister, Dana White has expressed interest in including Metamoris in Fight Pass:

He talked to MMA Fighting about future plans:

 

“You might see a lot of combat sports and other things. We’re out doing a number of deals, including non-MMA. There’s tons of potential.”

 

In a recent interview with MMA in Asia, Dana White confirmed that Metamoris is definitely an option:

 

“It’s absolutely something we’d look at for Fight Pass. I think people are going to be surprised by the things that are going to pop up on Fight Pass. I said it when the thing first came up, it started out as a way to get the library to all the fans, they’d have full access, and it just keeps evolving and it’s only going to get better and better.”

One thing for sure, Metamoris’ current formula of combining MMA vs BJJ matches is getting a lot of publicity.

This could this be the boost to taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu one step closer to the mainstream.

 

Dana White has been see in the past saying that he thought that Jiu-Jitsu was “pretty damn boring”. Could having seen the recent Metamoris matcheschanged his opinion? Or is he thing from a pure business aspect of featuring MMA fighters in a BJJ event?

While White may find Jiu-Jitsu boring, he understands its importance and also believes that UFC this judges should be required to learn the Jiu-Jitsu game before they can properly judge a fight:

“First of all, boxing judges refereeing mixed martial arts fight, who know nothing about it, no former mixed martial artists, I don’t think you should be judging or reffing a fight unless you’ve actually rolled and know what a submission feels like. How about, knows what a submission is, first?”

White’s opinion on Jiu-Jitsu:

Rubens Cobrinha On 2014 Worlds: ‘I Want To Meet Rafael Mendes In The Final Once Again’

Rubens Cobrinha On 2014 Worlds: ‘I Want To Meet Rafael Mendes In The Final Once Again’

May 29, 2014GileBJJ News0

A new member of the Jiu-Jitsu hall of fame and 4x world champion, 1x ADCC, Rubens Charles Cobrinha will try to get his fifth world title this weekend.

In an interview with tatame, the Alliance athlete said a that every final against his main rival, Rafael Mendes, is always special:

“In the featherweight division, it’s very difficult. We cannot underestimate anyone, are all good athletes, trained, everyone knows how to train, how to eat … But, of course, it would be perfect if it had a final with Rafael again, “said Cobrinha, not leaving out the dispute teammate Mario Reis. “I think we have everything to close the division this year.”

Cobrinha beat Rafael Mndes in the final of ADCC 2013

About to turn 35 years old, the black belt dismissed retiring and said he will still be a challenge for the new generation of Jiu-Jitsu:

“Once I said that I would stop, but then I ended up returning. It is very difficult for me. Not going to fight in the ADCC, I ended up returning to training and won, and it was even better because it was against Rafael. I had already lost to him many times before. ‘ll Just retire when my body tells me that I can’t do any more. I feel like a young boy, I have plenty of wood left to burn. I will be a stone in the heel of the kids there. I started Jiu-Jitsu a little old (21 years), but I still made history.

He has no plans to switch to MMA:

“Master Rafael Cordeiro talked to me and I even thought about fighting, but I think that at 34 years old, having to drop my gym, and start from scratch … It’s harder. I’ll just keep training with Fabricio Werdum.