Dana WhiteOver the weekend, MMAWeekly.com reported that recently retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen and current UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett are expected to participate on the upcoming Metamoris 4 professional grappling event on Aug. 9 in Los Angels.

Sonnen is slated to headline the event opposite Andre Galvao, while Barnett is expected to face Dean Lister.

Recent Metamoris events have been available for viewing via an online pay-per-view streaming service, but it’s not out of the question that subscribers of the UFC’s new Fight Pass digital service might soon be able to watch Metamoris events.

While UFC Fight Pass was originally an idea to offer the UFC’s full library of past fights to fans for on-demand viewing, it quickly morphed into something much more, offering live UFC events.

Taking it a step further, the UFC recently struck a deal to air the all-women’s MMA promotion Invicta FC. UFC president Dana White recently said that was just the tip of the iceberg for what is to come as they continue to evolve Fight Pass offerings.

Metamoris could soon join Invicta FC as one of the non-Zuffa-owned properties that might eventually appear on Fight Pass.

“(Metamoris) is absolutely something we’d look at for Fight Pass,” said White in a recent video interview with mma-in-asia.com. “I think people would really be surprised by the things that are gonna pop up on Fight Pass.

“It started out as a way to give the library to all the fans and it just keeps evolving and it’s only gonna get better and better.”

(Watch the full Dana White interview here.)

White did not comment on whether or not the UFC was yet in talks with Metamoris or if Metamoris 4 might become available to UFC Fight Pass subscribers.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC FIGHT PASS Preview - Fight Night Portland

  • 29 days ago

The Fight Night Portland FIGHT PASS fights are all set to begin at 7:15pm ET / 4:15pm PT, and without further ado, this is the UFC FIGHT PASS preview of Fight Night Portland. read news >>

Victory Fighting Championship books '3 Shows, 30 Days' year-end run with 6 title fights on UFC Fight Pass

  • 26 days ago

Victory Fighting Championship is gearing up to go hot and heavy to close out the 2016 calendar year this fall and early winter.Filed under: News read news >>

Josh Samman found after drug-overdose call; mother reportedly denies rumors of heroin as cause

  • 22 days ago

UFC middleweight Josh Samman was found unresponsive in an apartment in south Florida after police were called to the scene on a suspected drug overdose. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 96 salaries: Fight Pass headliner Nate Marquardt leads payouts

  • 21 days ago

UFC middleweight Nate Marquardt’s veteran status paid dividends, according to disclosed salaries for this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 96.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC FIGHT PASS preview - UFC 204

  • 22 days ago

The UFC World Tour continues this Saturday, as UFC 204 takes place in Manchester, England. The UFC FIGHT PASS portion of the card will kick off at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT. This is the UFC FIGHT PASS pr read news >>

UFC 204 post-fight facts: Michael Bisping is now the UFC's all-time wins leader

  • 16 days ago

UFC 204, which took place Saturday at Manchester Arena in England, delivered in almost every way imaginable with nine stoppages in 11 scheduled fights. Check out the post-event facts.Filed under: New read news >>

Dana White Shoots Down Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva Rumor | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago

Dana White continues to doubt Georges St-Pierre's desire to return, shooting down rumors of a St-Pierre fight against Anderson Silva. read news >>

Dana White responds to rumors of Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre at UFC 206

  • 15 days ago

Could Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre finally happen? read news >>

Dana White: GSP will not fight at UFC 206 in Toronto

  • 11 days ago

UFC President Dana White puts the rumors to rest that GSP will be returning to the UFC at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada.After a three-year absence from the sport, Hall of Fame fighter Georges St. Pierre read news >>

Urijah Faber Isn't Done Yet, Books Next UFC Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago

Although retirement rumors have swirled around Urijah Faber after each of his last several bouts, he's already booked his next fight. read news >>