UnderGround Forums Metamoris making fighters sign exclusive contracts

3/23/15 3:58 PM
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Tonon confirmed it on FB that Metamoris is making competitors sign exclusive contracts so that they cannot compete at EBI or similar events...

They tried to get Garry to no show EBI at the last minute like they apparently got Mafra to do but Garry didn't want to go out on some punk shit like that.


That's not the way to grow the sport...

Metamoris won't get a dime from me after this unless they change this policy. It's a shame too because I've always really enjoyed Metamoris!

There is plenty of room for exciting sub only competitions on PPV, this kind of behavior is terribly short sighted and will only stifle the growth and evolution of the sport. They are cutting off their nose to spite their face! Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 3:59 PM
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3/23/15 4:01 PM
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I do not like that at all. Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:12 PM
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Yeah man time at Morris now EBI's got a better set up mourner attaining it's only a matter time before all the high-level guys go to EBI if it gets the right backing Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:12 PM
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Not good Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:12 PM
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Well that sucks to hear, not surprising though.
3/23/15 4:15 PM
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That suuuuuuucks Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:16 PM
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Frown! Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:16 PM
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That's what happens when u try to post using talk to text and don't proof read. I'll continue to watch matamoris stream illegally if there gunna b dicks. I bout Ebi3 so yeah... Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:17 PM
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Tonon winning at other events will only grow his fan base which helps metamoris gain viewers when they have Gary compete. Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:18 PM
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Seems kind of silly to sign exclusivity for a grappling promotion. These shows are few and far between. A competitor should be able to remain active. Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:19 PM
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Mind blown. Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:22 PM
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That's fucking ridiculous. Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:23 PM
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Ralek voted me down for posting this... Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:25 PM
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stevekt - Seems kind of silly to sign exclusivity for a grappling promotion. These shows are few and far between. A competitor should be able to remain active. Phone Post 3.0
This, unless the contracts pay well. Phone Post 3.0
3/23/15 4:36 PM
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CaliKush - Tonon winning at other events will only grow his fan base which helps metamoris gain viewers when they have Gary compete. Phone Post 3.0

Exactly, it's just a dumb business decision and seems completely insane. I can't believe they're really trying to lock people down with contracts, and it's even crazier to hear they're using it to fuck over EBI. Do they honestly think the jiu jitsu community is going to respond well to this? I guess we'll have to wait and see how they do with their upcoming events.
3/23/15 4:37 PM
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didn't like their stance on peds and now this shit. i missed the EBI event but will support the next one
3/23/15 4:40 PM
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After Bravo x Royler 2. Kron went to Eddie's after party instead of Royler's. That tells you all you need to know about this situation.
3/23/15 4:41 PM
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http://www.jiujitsutimes.com/blog/did-ralek-gracie-influenced-mafras-last-minute-withdrawl-from-ebi-and-is-it-good-for-bjj/
3/23/15 4:42 PM
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Fern 10th Planet - http://www.jiujitsutimes.com/blog/did-ralek-gracie-influenced-mafras-last-minute-withdrawl-from-ebi-and-is-it-good-for-bjj/

"Ralek is playing hardball and spending money on exclusivity deals on athletes that aren't going to draw more viewers to Metamoris. Instead of focusing on trying to shut down and hurt competition, he should be focused on growing BJJ into the mainstream and improving his current Metamoris product through better production and pay-per-view experience for the customers. By cutting the legs out from EBI by encouraging talent to withdraw at the last minute is petty."
3/23/15 4:43 PM
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Bravo needs to get better name competitors
3/23/15 4:45 PM
10/30/12
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too bad, I've bought every single one thus far, but im not going to buy any more unless they change this policy.
3/23/15 4:45 PM
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combat sports promotions not playing nicely????

never.....
3/23/15 4:48 PM
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The Loge - Ralek voted me down for posting this... Phone Post 3.0

HA! Maybe he'll explain his position?
3/23/15 4:54 PM
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Was going to buy the next Metamoris, now will not buy but will watch Phone Post 3.0