Robert Meyrowitz, one of the original co-founders of the UFC, has returned to the world of mixed martial arts with a new fighting promotion called “Yamma Pit Fighting.” Yamma Pit Fighting is said to revive the old tournament-style fighting format, and is set to debut on pay-per-view on April 11, from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Apparently, this new fighting promotion will not only involve the old fashion one-night tournament set-up, but also a new type of fighting surface dubbed “The Yamma” which sounds odd yet intriguing:
“YAMMA Pit Fighting will take a unique approach to the sport by reviving the tournament fighting format and unveiling a new fighting surface that promises to revolutionize the traditional MMA approach…This new surface has been specifically designed to keep the fighting more explosive and continuous. The YAMMA will change the face of the sport and will challenge the relevance of the fighters’ trademark tactics, as methods that were previously successful may be rendered useless with the new ring.”
Robert Meyrowitz was part owner of the UFC from 1993 until 2001, when he sold the near bankrupt organization to Station Casino executives Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, as well as boxing promoter Dana White.