Bravo: Metamoris will do for BJJ what the Fertittas did for MMA

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Eddie Bravo recently apeared on MMAJunkie Radio to discuss the potential effect of Metamoris on Jiu-Jitsu, which he likens to what the UFC did for MMA. Bravo will appear in the main event of Metamoris 4, in a rematch with Royler Gracie. Bravo famously won the first match, via triangle, at the Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championship some ten years ago.

It will be a 20-minute match, with no points, but a panel of three judges deciding the victor in the absence of a submission.

“What Metamoris is doing is basically what the Fertittas did for MMA,” said Bravo. “We’re lucky to finally have all this money behind jiu-jitsu. It’s long overdue, and I’m happy that it’s right here, right now.

“All that’s happened in the past with the rematch, and is it on, is it off – all that, it was meant to be. Because the rematch couldn’t have been better timed. Now, you can get paid with just jiu-jitsu. You don’t have to do MMA.”

“I’m going to try to finish him. I don’t want to go 20 minutes. I want to end it at eight.”

“Rickson very well might be studying my game. It’s hard to wrap my brain around that.”

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