A guy I train under at times created a Grappling org that is basically modled after MMA orgs with the glammer and hype that surrounds it. It's a cool idea although I think it has a way to go, although he said he has some marketing and promotion support from fighters like Penn, Shields, Marceilo, the Diaz Brothers, Robert Drysdale, Rizzo, etc... they aren't competeing because they are all fighting MMA and they are way beyond the compeition at this point.
Anyways, I thought it might be good for people here who might be interested in competeing or who care to follow the event. The event will be broascasted live online for the advanced division...
It's kind of a neat idea really; they are going to have an event in the US, Brazil, Pourtugal, and Japan. And then all the winners are going to fight in a championship event in Hawaii.
The event in the US is in a few weeks and I will be competing although there aren't many people signed up for it... I do know the guy who is putting it on is well known in the BJJ and Grappling world (took second this year in the Pan Ams World Championship for the Purple belt division) especially in Brazil, so there could end up being allot of good fight to be had in the Championship event in Hawaii.
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