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Why Metamoris needs winners

Metamoris 3

Over the weekend Eddie Bravo vs Royler Gracie headlined a night of high level Jiu Jitsu action at Metamoris 3. Here are the results from the card: Eddie Bravo vs Royler Gracie = Draw Clark Gracie vs Rafael Mendes = ... Read More »

Metamoris 3 live results

Metamoris 3

Metamoris 3 is going down today in Los Angeles and features the highly anticipated rematch between Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo. It's all BJJ, submissions only, 20 minute time limit, no rounds, no points. There are six matches in all between some of the world's top submission artists and the action kicks off at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT - local time). We will have the live results as they happen. Read More »

Video: Metamoris 3 official trailer

Metamoris 3

Some of the elite jiu jitsu players in the game will gather to test their skills this weekend at Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles for Metamoris 3. No judges, no points and only the best is how the event is being sold. The featured attraction will be the rematch between 10th Planet's own Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie. Read More »

Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you. Read More »

Batista talks MMA, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and his return to WWE | VIDEO

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After breaking his back and having surgery, Batista, through his friendship with Nick Diaz, began training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and even dabbled in mixed martial arts for a time. He actually had one pro fight, defeating Vince Lucero via first round TKO in 2012. Now listen in as "The Animal", now 45-years-old, talks about his return to the WWE and his desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Read More »

Monday Morning Quarterbacking With Dr. Rhadi Ferguson – January 20th

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Jack Bratcher: It seems like wrestling is generally perceived as the best fit for the sport as a foundation. Dr. Rhadi Ferguson: Yes it does seem that way but it’s a false read that people are getting. What you see in MMA is called a convenient sample. You are looking at a sample of population of people which has a huge North American/United States bias and slant on it. There are more practitioners of martial arts in the world than there are wrestling practitioners. And if you don’t think so, just look at the adult population. Read More »

Video | Eddie Bravo to meet Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3

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He jiu jitsu world was shocked in 2003 when Eddie Bravo did the unthinkable and submitted Royler Gracie at the ADCC. Some say it was a fluke and some people stand by Bravo as a testament to his skills Now, 11 years later, they will meet at Metamoris 3 to settle it. Bravo has went on to establish one of the most recognized systems in the world with his 10 Planet Jiu Jitsu brand. Both men are older and wiser in the business and the anticipation is already growing for the event. Read More »

2012 Miss USA Whitney Miller wins her first BJJ tournament | VIDEO

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In 2012 Whitney Miller won Miss Texas and Miss United States. Nowadays Miller has traded in her tiara for a gi and recently won her very first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in gi and won silver in no-gi. Check out this video of the ONNIT-sponsored former beauty queen as she talks about why she decided to start competing in grappling, how her family reacted, and then watch her perform on the mats. Read More »

Leo Frincu: How intense is your training?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

I have trained people with various goals. From getting into a wedding gown or losing the baby weight to winning the UFC world championship belt or jiu jitsu/boxing world title, there’s not much difference in the type of exercises one’s performing. It’s the strength and intensity that separates a professional athlete from a regular person. Read More »

Breakdown of Michael Chiesa’s BJJ game

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TUF 15 winner and undefeated UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa is known for many things; his heart, his unorthodox striking, and most of all that his father died while he was in the Ultimate Fighter house. Today I’m going to break down one of the most lethal aspects of his game, his submission game. Read More »

Braulio Estima interview at Metamoris 2 *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore caught up with BJJ legend Braulio Estima following his match with Rodolfo Vieira at Metamoris 2 which went the distance. Estima has been focusing on MMA the past couple of years and won his pro debut with a first round submission over Chris Holland at Titan FC 24 last August. Estima shared his thoughts on his performance against Vieira, talked about when he might return to the MMA cage and explained some new techniques he has been working on. Read More »

Royce Gracie interview at Metamoris 2 *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) reporter Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore caught up with the man himself, Mr. Royce Gracie at Metamoris 2 on Sunday in L.A. It was fitting the man who introduced Gracie Jiu Jitsu to the world at large be present at the event that seems to be taking BJJ to that next level. Read More »

Independent MMA Link Club: Transgender MMA, BJJ in Abu Dhabi, Shock’n'Awe 13 results, XFC tryouts winner and more

MMA link club

This week's Independent MMA Link Club features Alyssa Vaszquez talking about her fight with transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox, results from Shock'n'Awe 13 in the U.K., the winner of the recent XFC tryouts, thoughts on the point-fighting trend in MMA, an interview with ONE FC's Ronald Low and a complete breakdown of the BJJ/Abu Dhabi connection. Read More »

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