Archive: metamoris

Oct 3, 2014 10:32 am

Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Possible For Metamoris Event

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were originally scheduled to fight under the UFC banner earlier this year, however after Wanderlei Silva evaded NSAC drug-testing officials, he was put on the sidelines, and Chael Sonnen was paired with Vitor Belfort. Leading up to Sonnen and Vitor’s fight at UFC 175, Sonnen failed a pair of drug...

Sep 30, 2014 5:04 am

Renzo Gracie Eyeing UFC Return After Sakuraba Match At Metamoris

JiuJitsu legend Renzo Gracie is eyeing a return to the UFC after he has his grappling match against Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5 in November. Sakuraba broke Renzo’s arm when the two first faced off under the PRIDE FC banner in 2000. Renzo spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his desire to...

Sep 30, 2014 5:03 am

Rory MacDonald Set To Make Metamoris Debut

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald is set to face Tarec Saffiedine this Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax, however he already has another match lined up after that. MacDonald will be making his Metamoris debut on November 22nd on the promotions 5th JiuJitsu PPV. 1 day ago We’re looking forward to seeing Rory MacDonald face J.T....

Sep 15, 2014 9:26 am

Rousey Interested In Competing In Metamoris

Earlier this summer UFC women’s UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey said that she could beat any women alive in gi or no-gi JiuJitsu. Her statement sparked outrage among the JiuJitsu community, and several women called for Rousey to step onto the mat and back up her statements. At UFC Fight Night 51, Rousey did a...

Aug 25, 2014 5:02 am

Oliveira Interested In Potential Metamoris Match

“I would surely accept an invite to compete at Metamoris. If there is no conflict with UFC, I would accept to fight there. In the UFC we have excellent grapplers. Ronaldo “Jacare” and Thiago Tavares from Brazil, for example, Jim Miller from America. If I have the green light from the UFC, for sure that...

Aug 19, 2014 3:28 pm

Josh Barnett Is In No Rush To Fight In The UFC Again

After winning the Metamoris heavyweight championship earlier this month, Josh Barnett says he’s in no rush to respond to Jared Rosholt’s callout and return to the UFC. His words: “It’s unusual for someone to actually call me out for once,” the former UFC heavyweight champion said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “But I...

Aug 18, 2014 3:33 pm

Couture Open To Grappling Match Against Fedor In Metamoris

“That would be interesting and certainly given the time to prepare and get back up into good, solid grappling and wrestling shape, that would be a lot of fun and I think, you know. I’m not sure how active Fedor is at this stage, you know him being retired as well, but I’m certainly no...

Aug 12, 2014 8:58 am

Galvao Wants Grappling Match With Barnett For Metamoris Title

After defeating Chael Sonnen in the main event of Metamoris 4 this past weekend, Andre Galvao has turned his sights to the man that upset Dean Lister in the co-main event of the same card, and won Metamoris’ inaugural title belt: Josh Barnett. Galvao spoke with MMAFighting about the potential matchup: “I would like to...

Aug 6, 2014 5:01 am

Sonnen Asked Randy Couture To Fill In At Metamoris 4

Chael Sonnen had moved on from MMA and was set to face Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 this Saturday, all seemed right with the world (sort of). That is until the NSAC decided to step in and try to block Sonnen from competing at the event, saying Metamoris fell under his MMA suspension, and threatened...

Aug 4, 2014 11:34 am

BREAKING: NSAC Attempting To Block Sonnen From Competing At Metamoris

Last month the NSAC suspended Chael Sonnen for two years after two failed drug tests. However the NSAC never barred Sonnen from competing in his grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 later this month. Today news has surfaced that the NSAC is attempting to block Chael Sonnen from competing in his headlining match...

Jul 31, 2014 5:20 am

Wand Says ‘Give Me Sonnen In Metamoris’

“I think him and Belfort are just the two good fights that have a reason to happen for me. This is bad for everyone, bad for him, bad for me, bad for the fans who want so much that fight. But I’m gonna (be) waiting for him. He (Chael Sonnen) has just one way to...

Jul 28, 2014 8:10 pm

Ralek Gracie Believes Steroids Don’t Help In JiuJitsu

Gracie JiuJitsu expert and Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie joined Bas Ruten and Kenny Rice to explain why he is going to let Chael Sonnen fight at Metamoris 4 next month, and how steroids don’t play a factor in JiuJitsu. What do you think PENNation? Would steroids help in a grappling match? Sound off in the...

Jul 18, 2014 5:04 am

Bravo Squashes Beef With Metamoris Boss Ralek Gracie

Metamoris 3 headliner Eddie Bravo had a rift with the Gracie clan following his main event against Royler Gracie. While both sides (outside of Royce Gracie) kept things professional, the air’s been thick. In a recent interview with sherdog.com Eddie explained how both sides are now moving forward in a positive way. Check it: “I...

Jul 15, 2014 8:50 am

Ralek Gracie Comments On Kenny Florian Competing At Metamoris

There have been rumors swirling that Kenny Florian would be competing in a secret match at Metamoris 4 in August. However Ralek Gracie, the founder of Metamoris spoke with MMAFighting.com to comment about the rumors, saying that they were not true and Florian would not be competing at the event. The full card is as...

Jul 14, 2014 6:06 pm

Metamoris 4 Countdown: Chael Sonnen vs. Andre Galvao

After his retirement from MMA, it was announced Chael Sonnen would headline Metamoris 4 against Andre Galvao. To get you ready for the event, check out this promotional video: “I told these guys a week ago, I said I have no belt in Jiu-Jitsu – within in a week I need to be a black...

Jul 14, 2014 3:23 pm

Chael Sonnen Must Testify Under Oath At NSAC Hearing

Chael Sonnen’s ongoing troubles with the NSAC continue. After an initial hearing, it was announced that Sonnen would have a hearing at a later date, where he could formally appeal his suspension. Today the Nevada Deputy Attorney General spoke to MMAJunkie.com about the situation via email. “Mr. Sonnen must personally appear and testify under oath...

Jun 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris Is A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Chael Sonnen

Metamoris President Ralek Gracie spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about Chael Sonnen’s upcoming grappling match against Andre Galvo at Metamoris 4 in August which takes place in Los Angeles California. “I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to...

Jun 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Metamoris To Be Added To UFC Fight Pass?

UFC President Dana White spoke to MMA-In-Asia.com while on his tour of Europe promoting UFC Macau in August about the possibility of Metamoris being added to UFC Fight Pass. “Absolutely, Metamoris is something we’d look at for Fight Pass,” Dana White exclaimed as he spoke to MMA-in-Asia, “I think people are going to be absolutely...

Jun 24, 2014 5:03 am

Barnett Fires Back At Bigfoot, F*** Him

Josh Barnett joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour today to talk about Antonio Bigfoot Silva calling him out and how he isn’t willing to give Bigfoot the privilege of being in the cage with him. “I don’t really care (about Silva),” Barnett explained. “Here’s the thing, if you really didn’t like somebody, most people...

Jun 23, 2014 5:18 pm

Josh Barnett: “I Want To Fight Everybody”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke with MMAMania.com at Glory 17: Last Man Standing this past weekend to catch up and talk about “The Warmaster’s” future with the UFC, why he called out Junior Dos Santos, and his upcoming Metamoris match against Dean Lister. “I want to fight everybody, but honestly, it was my...