Why Metamoris needs winners

metamoris 3Over 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 = Draw
  • Keenan Cornelius vs Kevin Casey = Cornelius wins via Heel Hook
  • Dean Lister vs Renato “Babalu” Sobral = Draw
  • Guilherme Mendes vs Samir Chantre = Mendes wins via Baseball Choke
  • Zak Maxwell vs Sean Roberts= Draw

As you can see there were a lot of draws on the card, I feel like this slows the growth of Metamoris and Jiu Jitsu in general. I personally love Jiu Jitsu and I’m overjoyed that Metamoris has brought Jiu Jitsu to a bigger stage. Having 20 minute submission only matches is a good idea in theory, but in reality it doesn’t work out as planned.

To continue the growth of Jiu Jitsu there needs to be a way of deciding a winner. Adding an overtime round where points can be scored is something Metamoris should consider. All of these draws can be unappealing to the casual Jiu Jitsu fan.

The keyword there is casual, I do not have a problem with the rules now, but to bring new fans in they need to fix their system. People need a winner to get behind; this has been seen again and again in other sports.

Also, having a main draw, like a GSP or Brock Lesnar, will help Metamoris IMMENSELY. I sincerely hope Metamoris fixes this and incorporates some sort of scoring system so they can bring in more fans and Jiu Jitsu can continue to increase in popularity!
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