After a lot of trash-talking, six-time Sapateiro veteran Spencer Mumme and EBI veteran Marcelo Cohen finally had their all-subs-legal, no-time-limit gi match. And when it was all over, Cohen had defeated his rival.
Both competitors dropped to the floor and “butt scooted” as soon as the match began. Mumme attempted a leg lock, but Cohen was able to get out and close his opponent up in his guard. Although Mumme initially managed to keep his base, Cohen eventually managed to sweep him and trap him in an armbar to win the match and money.
Cohen posted about his victory on Facebook, and he wasn’t about to forgive Mumme for the insults:
After months of keeping quiet after being called out and publicly ridiculed on Facebook the day finally came. Time for me to do what I do best and show what Jiu Jitsu is really about. The toxicity leading up to this fight was down right disrespectful. That is not what this sport is about. I will always let my Jiu Jitsu speak for itself, stay humble and quiet and show what I have on the mat. If you want to call people out you need to first make sure you’re on the same level or you just end up getting put in your place. Thanks my students and sponsors Furia Jiu-Jitsu Sports and NEWBREED ULTIMATE CHALLENGE for believing in me
After months of keeping quiet after being called out and publicly ridiculed on Facebook the day finally came. Time for…
Spencer, however, congratulated his opponent on his win:
Today was overall exciting. An amazing set of matches. I myself after all of the hype I put into this match did not come back with the win. It was a good match starting off quick fighting for grips and dominating guard. With my attempts at attacking being defended well, Cohen was able to implement his very potent closed guard, with a pendulum sweep attempt my reaction and his grips lead to me being armbarred, much respect to my opponent for his skill set today. He was the better man today on the mat.
Losses do not break me.
They inspire me to learn and grow.
Why do we Fall Bruce?
To learn how to pick ourselves back up..
See y’all again soon, back to the lab!
A special thanks to Gracie Brandon and Gracie Tampa South Martial Arts for the training and insight. And a special thanks to Erin Harpe and Luis Mata, Robby Donofrio and Ian Murray for being my best friends and supporting me through this!
Today was overall exciting. An amazing set of matches. I myself after all of the hype I put into this match did not come…
Mumme’s response changed Cohen’s opinion — somewhat. In a private message to the Jiu-Jitsu Times, Marcelo said that he found the post “humble” and hoped Spencer would change the way he approaches fights in the future.
I think it was humble and I hope he change the way to approach a fight in his future. Bjj is about respect.
You can watch a video of the match below:
Here is the highlights of my match yesterday at Sapateiro Invitational 11. #oldschool
Posted by Marcelo Cohen on Sunday, August 13, 2017
Promoter Josh Leduc had this to say about the event:
Quentin won by outside heel hook
Jose Lauger won by sub in OT
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