Metamoris fans were caught by surprise this afternoon when the event’s Instagram feed announced that Roberto Cyborg is out of this weekend’s card main event.
Cyborg has a rib injury, as he also revealed on Instagram: “Unfortunately due to a rib injury, I won’t be able to fight this weekend at Metamoris. It has been a tough decision to make. I was fully committed to my training and very motivated with the chance of defending the flag of BJJ and taking the title from Josh Barnett, but my trainers and doctors advise me not to fight since I wouldn’t be able to perform, risking my health and jeopardizing my career.”
The event was quick to replace him.
Ryron Gracie stepped up to face Josh Barnett in what Metamoris is calling an “open weight super-match”.
Ryron competed at Metamoris 1, in 2012, when he tied a submission only match against André Galvão.
Metamoris 6 goes down this Saturday, May 9, in the Los Angeles area.
The card also include a match in the gi between Xande Ribeiro and Keenan Cornelius, among other attractions.