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Bob Meyrowitz brings back pit fighting

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?

  • kentyman

    Not sure if this link’ll work, but we’ve been discussing it in the forums:

  • koolpaw

    YAMAHA Pit Fighting? wow Yamaha spreds their business everywhere. Motorcycles, Boat, Guitar,Piano, that old DX-7 and those fancy electric music tools. They even build and sell house here in Japa…
    ohhhhh “YAMMA” Pit Fighting.
    Yet Another Moron Meets A$$Holes?

  • Captain

    “Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yaaamma”

  • fightlinker

    i can’t believe i watched that whole stupid clip

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy)

    No, you were right the first time.

    Pit Fighter is UTTERLY SHITTY. It was crap at the time and it hasn’t aged well.

  • Toxie

    But the black guy in it was named Jungle Jim!

  • fightfan

    I like how they referred to Tank Abbott back in the day as a Pit fighter…..for the mere fact that they didnt want to title him prison brawler or barroom-street fighter.

  • cmcmaughan

    maybe they’re bringing in the Dog Brothers?

  • cmcmaughan

    nevermind shoulda read the article first. maybe an actual pit with pelxiglass walls or something?

  • jaydog

    I think the “pit” will be filled with mud or jello or EVOO and the MMAtheletes will wiggle all over the place. The ladies will all yell, did you take out the trash? And the fighters will yell back “YAMMA.”

  • Márcio

    I hope the new fighting surface turns out to be a big pile of broken glass, that would be awesome.

  • Accomando

    Holy shit, what an old-school link. Before linker was linker, weird.

  • fightlinker

    my blogging salad days! When no one talked back ;-)