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Brendan Schaub to Face Matt Mitrione at UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle

»Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Brendan Schaub, Featured Fighter, Fighter | Comments Off on Brendan Schaub to Face Matt Mitrione at UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle

Brendan Schaub to Face Matt Mitrione at UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle

 

Courtesy of MMA Fighting

Well, that didn’t last long.

Just a little over two weeks after suspending Matt Mitrione for breaking the UFC Code of Conduct by making transphobic comments against transgender fighter Fallon Fox on this site’s ‘The MMA Hour’, Mitrione’s suspension is over. As someone else already said on Twitter, I’m sure Mitrione really learned his lesson on that two-week suspension. The cause for the suspended sentence? A bout at UFC on FOX 8 opposite ‘The Ultimate Fighter 10’ cast member Brendan Schaub. Alright, then.

UFC President Dana White also said Mitrione was fined for the infraction, but failed to identity a dollar figure. So, after blowback that reached the mainstream press colored the UFC’s ongoing efforts to develop positive relationships with the LGBT community, the UFC’s response is to lift a two-week non-suspension and say ‘trust us, it’s a lot’ on a fine that may or may not exist.

I doubt White or any other UFC brass bowed to pressure from fans who felt the suspension was inappropriate to begin with, but either way they win here. Mitrione’s turnaround between UFC on FUEL TV 8 and UFC on FOX 8 is actually the shortest of his career. Mitrione’s punishment was so short and so inexpensive, in fact, that it literally cannot measured.

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UFC Grants Brendan Schaub Permission to Participate in BJJ Pay-Per-View Card in June

»Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Brendan Schaub, Company News, Fighter | Comments Off on UFC Grants Brendan Schaub Permission to Participate in BJJ Pay-Per-View Card in June

UFC Grants Brendan Schaub Permission to Participate in BJJ Pay-Per-View Card in June

Courtesy of MMA Fighting:

UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub will get a chance to show off just how far he’s come as a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner later this year.

Schaub will compete against veteran Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu at Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II, a BJJ pay-per-view card, on June 9.

Schaub, 30, a BJJ brown belt, has been recently training with Ryron Gracie in Los Angeles and showed off his improved ground game in his win over Lavar Johnson atUFC 157 in February.

The match will be contested at a catchweight of 230 pounds. Schaub noted on TwitterTuesday that he currently weighs 253 pounds.

Lex McMahon, Schaub’s manager, confirmed with MMAFighting.com that UFC president Dana White gave “The Hybrid” his blessing to compete on the card. Schaub doesn’t have his next fight lined up yet.

The 32-year-old Abreu, a BJJ black belt, who weighs approximately 220 pounds, has won a bronze and silver medal at previous Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship tournaments, considered to be the most prestigious tournament of its kind. He has also won multiple gold medals at the World No-Gi Championship and the Pan-American Championship.

Metamoris II will feature six 20-minute single-round matches with no points.

The main event will pit DREAM FC and ONE FC lightweight champion Shinya Aoki vs. Kron Gracie.

“Jiu Jitsu tournaments have devolved, especially at the elite level, to a game based on who can score points with a sweep or dominant position in the last few seconds of a match to win,” Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie stated in a press release. “I founded Metamoris to create a tournament where submissions are the only goal, not points. With the introduction of judges, we will avoid draws. Someone in a fight is always sharper. And now, the fighter who controls the bout with technique, the fighter who shows more varied and frequent submission acquisition, will get his hand raised.”

The event will take place at the Pauley Pavilion, on the campus of UCLA, in Los Angeles, and it can purchased online via iPPV on metamoris.com for $19.95.

Below is the entire Metamoris II card:

Shinya Aoki vs. Kron Gracie
Braulio Estima vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu vs. Brendan Schaub
Mackenzie Dern vs. Michelle Nicolini
Andre Galvao vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.
Bill “The Grill” Cooper vs. Ryan Hall

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