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Every Year the UFC and Fighters Only Magazine put on the biggest awards show in the MMA Industry.It is the place where all the biggest stars go to celebrate the sport’s biggest accomplishments. GSP, Liddell, Ortiz, White, Big Country, Carwin, Koshcheck, Cyborg–they’re all there. This year the show will be hosted by Captain America himself, Mr. Randy Couture.
Because you are the reason we have grown into the global player we are, we want you to come to the party with us. We are giving away 2 tickets to one lucky winner. They will get youinto the VIP pre-party at The Pearl, the Ceremony itself in the VIP section, and the VIP after-party(what happens in Vegas…..) You will be with the Dom Entourage.
We love every one of our fans, and if we could bring you all, you know we would!!! –Fight On
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On the weekend of the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships, here in the DFW area intrepid competitors grappled at a much smaller venue with a lot more at stake. While competitors in California fought for world domination competitors in Argyle, Texas fought for the quality of life of millions of people. Liberty Christian’s donated gymnasium was host to the first Dom Nation Fight for a Cause BJJ Championships where all proceeds went to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. While the Fight for a Cause was a small tournament lacking the quantity and quality of competition of the bigger tourneys, it serves as a model for what I believe is sorely lacking in the BJJ and submission grappling world: affordable tournaments free from politics.
Wrestlers and judoka have long enjoyed a number of tournaments under $60, yet it is very difficult to find any BJJ or submission grappling tournaments where you can compete in more than division for under $100 (Fight to Win and Paul Halme’s tournaments are the only ones that come immediately to mind). While many BJJ practitioners do not mind paying $120 for a large tournament offering plenty of quality competition, I see no reason these tournaments have to be expensive. They use a local venue, local referees and make very good money off of local competitors that they immediately take back to their home town. While I am a big fan of the free market, these promoters do nothing that can’t be done for a fraction of the price once you remove big profits from the equation. All sorts of politics are usually involved in local tournaments. Black belts and gym owners do not want to see money going to other guys, especially with all the inter-gymnasium grudges that exist in any given locale.
That’s why I believe this weekend’s Fight for a Cause, if replicated, could change the BJJ competition landscape for the better. When a deserving charity makes all the money there is no reason everyone shouldn’t support it. Venue, medals and advertising could all be donated (for altruistic or tax purposes). With all these capital expenses out of the way entry fees can remain affordable, workers can be paid well and even cash prizes for the pro divisions can be offered, allowing all competitors and parents of competitors to leave feeling happy and fulfilled, win or lose. Happy competitors lead to bigger and better competitions. Bigger, better more affordable competitions lead to more BJJ practitioners, which lead to more income for the entire local BJJ community. So, while Dom Nation’s Fight for a Cause was not nearly as big or glamorous as the No-Gi Worlds, I think affordable local competitions like it are far more important to the local north Texas BJJ community. Hopefully, next time you won’t have to choose between the two.
|Written by Seth A. Fuller (FullerMMATime.com)|
|Monday, 08 November 2010 10:49|
Choice is when we still can pick our friends, true and just- common entities with the determination of raging bulls, Rocky, Bryan and Zig were at the Atama Open in Houston, Tx yesterday and was well received with ultimate respect for the quality we produce. Our DMX kimono out sold Atama at their own event “YEAH” -so THANK… you loyal friends for your appreciation of DOM Fight Gear.
DUDE, DMX black won hands down…http://www.domgear.com/dom-gis/dmx-black-adult.html
Fight to Win put on an awesome BJJ promotion start to finish follow their link here http://www.fighttowinmma.com/ For their next tournament.
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