Jesus. The last time I heard anyone seriously talk about pit fighting, it was 1992 and it was in reference to that shitty Atari game. Okay, so it was only shitty because it rendered me an arcade junkie who’d root through his mom’s purse for stray quarters. Anything to get my fix.
But now Bob Meyrowitz (who could possibly still think it’s the 90’s himself) has teamed up with Live Nation and is bringing back the term for his new MMA promotion: YAMMA Pit Fighting. He’s also trying to bring back tournaments, ‘legend superfights’, and something regarding a new kind of fighting surface that promises to ‘revolutionize’ the sport.
Of course, what do you expect from a guy who brought us ‘the cage’ and almost added a moat full of alligators and barbed wire to MMA?