The latest on Cimins. He threatens Bud Cup
Tue, 2007-01-23 13:40 — BJJ Police
This is the latest on Cimins. Some should probably appologize to me. Am I good or am I good. I wonder how I saw this coming.
[quote author=slapnuts link=topic=69546.msg1049717#msg1049717 date=1169587150]
This past weekend, as many of you know, was the 2007 Bud World Cup in North Carolina. While many promoters and supporters of the sport, such as Scotty and Gumby from OTM, Rafael Lovato Jr. from the Southwest Championships, Ed Clay from Gameness, Andrew Smith from U.S. Grappling, and Ryan Gregg from WGG paid their own way to fly in from all over the country, one Brian Cimins decided to instead play a game power, greed, and coercion. A game he is all too familar and comfortable with.
Instead of showing the same gratitude and support that the people above and many others did for Joe Hurst's efforts in helping jiu-jitsu gain corporate exposure, while growing the sport throughout the southeast, Cimins said he would only go to the Bud Cup if he and his wife were both flown both ways and put up in a hotel the entire weekend (this is money that could easily be used to the pay pro fighters). Furthermore, he demanded that he should be provided with a free merchandising booth the entire weekend (a service he charges vendors $800+ for a booth at his shows). He then made it clear that if these requirements were not met, he would kick the Bud World Cup off the 2007 Rated circuit, which happens to be an entity created by him to increase the bottomline to all of his GQ shows, that also lowers the point ratings for other tournaments such as the Bud Cup that are not run by him.
In the huge thread that was started by pin-pointing Cimins' embarassing behavior and attacks on the WGG, it was mentioned that the founders of "Rated" were sick of Cimins and his scandalous ways. This can be seen in the 12th point stated, which is reposted below. Now that the Bud Cups are RANKED events through MMA.tv and WGG shows have also disassociated themself from Rated, the only thing worth saying is that the demise of Rated was not a premonition. It was an educated guess based on the nature of unscrupulous business ethics. I hope Cimins and his Rated a.k.a. "GQ point system to determine the best grappler in GQ events" was really worth all of his lies, threats, and deceit.
12) On Rated’s “What is Rated” section, it claims the following:
RATED, The Official World Grappling Ratings, an effort and project lead and sponsored by Scott Nelson and Alan Marques (OnTheMat.com) and some of the country’s best promoters including: Brian Cimins (Grapplers Quest), Ed Clay (Music City Grappling Championships, GrapplerGear.com and Gameness), Rafael Lovato, Jr. (Southwest Championships), Travis Tooke (Ground Control Texas), Joe Hurst (Budweiser World Cup), Riccardo Ammendolia (Ontario Submission Wrestling Invitational), Andrew Smith (WKA/U.S. Grappling-Joe Priole) plus many more on the way. (grapplingleague.com)
-Now that about 90% of these people and organizations are disassociating themselves from Brian and Rated... does that mean Rated is now nothing more than a point system from Brian and the GQ?
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