Fighting the Circus Vol. 2 scheduled for mid-November with the “Battle of the Bands” fight
Fight Circus returns to town.
In an exclusive interview with The Body Lock, Full Metal Dojo CEO and Leader Jon Nutt announced that the promotion will follow his recent Fighting the Circus Vol. 1 event last August with Fight Circus Vol. 2, which is expected to take place in mid-November.
Deemed the “Night of Too Many Titles,” the card featured an assortment of shows, including a mixed grappling match, a two-on-one MMA fight, and a “human cockfight” with only kicks. According to Nutt, Fight Circus Vol 1. was one of the most successful events he has ever hosted, and possibly all time.
“I think maybe this was the most successful single show that has ever taken place. I’m very serious about it, ”Nutt said. “You’ll go and check out the Youtube numbers and you won’t think they’re very high, but that’s all relative, isn’t it?” We paid no marketing, Dirty Roulette paid no marketing, and for Cris Cyborg to tweet about Ali Mohommed…. Jorge Masvidal winked at us, it’s huge… This show was a resounding success.
There is no denying that the event made waves in the combat sports community. Threads on forums like Sherdog and the Reddit r / MMA community received a high level of fan interaction. From the attention the event received, you certainly wouldn’t guess that the marketing spend was non-existent.
In order to broadcast Fight Circus Vol. 1 to a global audience, Nutt has partnered with CamSoda, a streaming platform known primarily for its adult webcam content. The Miami-based company has made a foray into MMA before, hosting the CamSoda Legends event that featured former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez against PFL veteran Alex Nicholson in the main event. When asked if CamSoda was happy with the way Fight Circus Vol. 1 did so and if he was looking to partner with them in the future, Nutt unequivocally answered yes to both questions.
“They loved it,” Nutt said.
“Full Metal Dojo and everything I’ve ever done in combat sports in terms of Thailand, I just felt in their alley, you know what I mean?… I talked to them man and they wanna [to do fights], they want to drive race cars, they want to do other things, and it’s a streaming platform that for me, I thought we were doing well at the brand level, I thought we were doing very, very well together. I am a big fan of them.
Nutt isn’t just looking to partner with CamSoda. The 40-year-old has expressed interest in working with a number of other promotions to host events, including Dave Feldman’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
“BKFC brother, I talk to Dave Feldman all the time now… I really want to work with them.” Nutt said.
“Imagine if we do a BKFC on an island here… If FMD and BKFC can come up with some kind of synergy, which I think will happen, I think BKFC is back in the US… I think we can l ‘knock out [of] the box.”
While such a cross-promotion would be an exciting sight, for now, Nutt is focused on how best to outdo Fight Circus Vol. 1. With volume 2 expected in a few months, he’s already preparing new types of matches that will take the map to a whole new level.
“I’ll do a real ‘Battle of the Bands’ next time. So I’m going to have a band that’s a hardcore punk band from Thailand, three members in that band… then I’ve got a Rage Against the Machine Band, four people, right? And they will play their walkout, they will enter the ring, then they will fight. ”
Check out the rest of the interview here: