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UFC Fighter lashes out at company, UFC fighter debuts in pro-wrestling, Barnett - Metamoris

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Josh Barnett during a match at UFC.

 – Seems another name for grappling is Josh Barnett. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion’s MMA future looks uncertain, but his grappling present is in cruise control after submitting Ryron Gracie with a toehold(commonly referred to as Ankle Lock) at Metamoris 6 on Saturday night in California. With this result, the former UFC champion is a two-for-two in Metamoris competition. It is worth mentioning that Gracie was a late replacement for Cyborg Abreu.

Other familiar names in the competition include Chael Sonnen who had to settle for a draw with Renato “Babalu” Sobral after not being able to pass Sobral’s guard. It is also worth a mention that UFC fighter Joe Lauzon was also submitted by black belt Dillon Danis on the same show as well.

- UFC Fighters have voiced their concerns on getting a raw deal with UFC’s exclusive apparel sponsorship with Reebok. As soon as the news of the deal broke out, the initial reaction from the fighters has been overwhelmingly negative as it will cost a large portion of the fighters a great deal of money. Light Heavyweight Ryan Jimmo was very vocal in expressing his displeasure on MMA Fight Radio.

"UFC, if you want to fire me, go ahead. You are not paying me very well anyway,"  Jimmo said. Jimmo has been fighting for the promotion since 2012 and event went a 3-3 during his run.

- At a recent neighbourhood birthday party Al Iaquinta made his professional wrestling debut of sorts when he helped Jack Gallow from the dangerous tag-team of The Cherokee and Earl Cooter. Laquinta had also picked up a win against Jorge Masvidal. Check out the video below

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