Arnold Sports Classic highlights record shattering weekend for Intimidation Clothing

The Intimidation brand wrapped up the most successful weekend in company history on Sunday after an outpouring of support by fans from across the Midwest at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival. Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan with Randy CoutureFeaturing a booth stocked full of high quality lifestyle apparel and pro fighters signing autographs, Intimidation was a huge hit at the event which saw well over 100,000 people through the doors during the three day event. Sponsored athletes competed in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and powerlifting sporting the Intimidation name and a variety of celebrities stopped for pictures with the Intimidation crew. Photos with Randy Couture, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Urijah Faber and more can be found on the Intimidation Clothing Facebook page as Intimidation was heavily seen on the backs of fans and fighters alike in the crowd, at the booth and all across the booming city of Columbus, Ohio throughout the weekend.

While the new “Shamrocked” tee was easily the highlight of the weekend on the sales side, the Intimidation booth never lacked traffic thanks to a combination of great selection, fun scratch off cards, prizes and of course, our awesome sponsored athletes. Jessica Eye drew much attention online prior to the event and even went into sales mode helping draw fans to the booth on Saturday as she and top prospect Isaiah Chapman both signed autographs. Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeA day prior, Dan Spohn set the table for Brian Rogers and Wes Sims as each signed for fans while sharing stories and taking pictures throughout. Finally, on Sunday, Ronin Training Center’s own Luke Zachrich, a UFC and Bellator vet, went out of his way to take pictures with young fans as he and his gym continue to help the Intimidation brand grow its name in the Central Ohio market.

Not to be overlooked are the many sponsored fighters who stopped by the booth throughout the weekend. From amateur MMA fighters from SkrapHouse MMA and Ronin Training Center in Central Ohio to Cleveland/Akron area gyms Strong Style, GriffonRawl and Rock Hard MMA, as well as Evolve MMA’s own John Cook, the fighters enjoyed the weekend and were able to brave the huge crowds and lines to stop in if only just to say hello. Jessamyn Duke & Luke ZachrichIn addition, many of the top prospects from across the region stopped in for pictures including Invicta FC’s Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke, fast-rising Isaac Steele, heavyweight Tim “Fatboy” Dunn, former NAAFS Heavyweight Champion “Big” John Hawk, former NAAFS Middleweight Champion Travis “The Terror” Clark, UFC veteran Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle, Pittsburgh’s own Shane Chojnacki, TUF vet Casey Dyer and more. Nearly every Intimidation sponsored pro stopped to take a picture at the Intimidation Clothing booth with a complete album of 2013 Arnold Sports Festival photos   available on the company’s Facebook page.

Intimidation’s contacts outside of just fighters were also quite apparent. Rick Pyles and Jason Percell from the Columbus-based UVC, Jeremy Boling from the newly-formed Midwest Fight Series and Roger Moran of the EAC were just a few of the representatives from MMA promotions sponsored by Intimidation throughout the Midwest. Dan Spohn & Brian Rogers with David McKinneyMeanwhile the crew from Advanced Sports Labs, the MMA blood test industry leaders, was on hand throughout the weekend spreading the word about their many services.

Not to be overlooked, while Intimidation was in attendance at the Arnold the crew was also sponsoring Rocktagon 24 in Cleveland, Ohio. Intimidation recently signed on with Rocktagon as the MMA promotion continues their expansion across the USA with another event in April held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also in action was sponsored American Top Team product Oscar Delgado as he improved his pro record to 6-2 with a 1st round KO of Byron Byrd at CFA 10 near Miami, Florida. Luke Jernigan with Urijah FaberIntimidation Clothing remains busy as their Indiana crew will be staying close to home for Hook N Shoot in Evansville, IN on Saturday, March 9th.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 80 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing releases schedule of autograph signings at 2013 Arnold Sports Festival

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the schedule of autograph signings for the weekend at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The Intimidation Clothing booth #110 will be busy with top level MMA athletes signing autographs including Bellator Middleweight Brian “The Predator” Rogers, #1 ranked female MMA star Jessica Eye and more. Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorIt is also expected that a variety of athletes and MMA fighters will stop by the booth throughout the weekend’s event including UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman, UFC vet Sean Salmon, TUF vet Casey Dyer, undefeated UVC 22 winners Tim Dunn & Isaac Steele, Robby Malof of Limitless Athletics near Cincinnati and more. In addition, all fighter signature shirts that the company has designed will be on sale at the company’s booth including those for Eye, Rogers and Wes Sims who are listed below.

We also encourage all fans in attendance to sign up for our mailing list as the first 300 to do so at the Intimidation booth each day will receive a free scratch off card with prizes up to $100 in free Intimidation merchandise.

Intimidation Clothing recommends you follow Intimidation Clothing (@IntimidationMMA) and each fighter on Twitter (listed below) to ensure that potential schedule changes are communicated effectively. The expected schedule of signings includes:

Friday, March 1

  • 11 am – 1 pm: Dan “Dragon” Spohn – @DragonSpohn
  • 1-4 pm: Brian “The Predator” Rogers – @BRogThePredator
  • 3-5 pm: Wes Sims

Saturday, March 2

  • 11 am-2 pm: Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman – @TheBeastChapman
  • 1-4 pm: Jessica “Evil” Eye – @JessicaEvilEye

Sunday, March 3

  • 11 am-2 pm: Luke Zachrich – @Luke Zachrich

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 80 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

All times Eastern Time. Schedule & fighters subject to change.

Eye, Rogers, Zachrich, Chapman & Spohn to sign autographs at Intimidation’s booth at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus

February 21, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is known as one of the fastest rising brands in the combat sports industry, and that will be on display yet again at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival. Top ranked female MMA fighter Jessica Eye, Bellator knockout artist Brian Rogers, TUF 7 and Bellator vet Luke Zachrich, fast-rising undefeated bantamweight star Isaiah Chapman and Bellator vet and former NAAFS Champion Dan Spohn are all expected to be at the Intimidation Clothing booth #110 at the event at scheduled times during the three day event. Jessica Eye MMAThe 2013 Arnold Sports Festival will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, at 400 North High Street, on Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 3rd. Actual dates and times for each fighters’ appearance will be released at a later date online here at IntimidationMMA.com and will be announced on the Intimidation Clothing Facebook and Twitter accounts (@IntimidationMMA).

The #1 ranked female mixed martial artist in the world at 125 pounds, Jessica “Evil” Eye is not stranger to Ohio MMA fans, but her rise to national prominence has come after a thrilling submission win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2012. The quick submission of the former Bellator champion came in under a minute of cage time and put to rest many of the harsh words thrown her way by the outspoken Gurgel. A product of Strong Style Martial Arts in Independence, Ohio, Eye is 3-0 fighting for Bellator MMA and will be in action again in April in Atlantic City as she looks to continue her 6-fight win streak.

luke-zachrich_300Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers, formerly known as “The Predator” for his post fight celebration, added the word “professional” to his nickname thanks to his former career as a special education teacher and his recent abundance of red carpet public appearances. In recent months the Bellator MMA middleweight walked the red carpet at the MTV Music Awards and at the World MMA Awards where his Bellator 61 flying knee knockout of Vitor Vianna was up for 2012 Knockout of the Year. Now 10-5 as a pro, The Strong Style Martial Arts product remains one of the most exciting middleweights in the sport today.

Known best for his time on The Ultimate Fighter Season 7, Luke Zachrich is a businessman, coach and professional MMA fighter. The owner of the Ronin Training Center in Columbus, Ohio, Zachrich has built an incredibly successful pro and amateur fight team since the gym opened in 2011as the gym has featured many big names to come through the door including UFC Welterweight Matt Brown and former NFL linebacker and Ohio State football star Andy Katzenmoyer. Before the UVC 20 win over Nick Kraus, Zachrich was last seen inside the cage at Bellator 16 in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 2 Middleweight Tournament.

Isaiah Chapman MMAThe owner of one of the most fitting nicknames in the sport, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman is truly a beast at 135lbs. Training out of Rock Hard MMA and Unique Fitness in Akron, an official Intimidation dealer, Chapman is already a black belt in Judo, an accomplished boxer and was a decorated amateur wrestler. In addition to being on the winning end of the 2012 Ohio MMA Fight of the Year by OHMMA.com, Chapman was named the Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month for February 2013. He is slated to be back in action on March 30th in Canton for the NAAFS as he looks to improve on his 4-0 pro record.

Dan “Dragon” Spohn is just a few days removed from adding another win to his record as the 4-time Bellator veteran made his debut for the Columbus-based Ultimate Victory Challenge (UVC) promotion. Spohn has been sponsored by Intimidation in each of his fights for the past two years and along with Rogers was one of the sponsored fighters at the Intimidation booth at the Arnold Sports Festival a year ago. Now 7-3 as a pro, the former NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion returned to teaching at Buckeye MMA and is expected to return to action before the summer as he looks to stay busy and once again get a shot at the big stage.

Intimidation sponsored MMA fighters

Dan Spohn, Brian Rogers & Travis Clark pose with Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan at the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Throughout the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival, the Intimidation booth also expects to be visited by a variety of other sponsored athletes including UFC vet Sean Salmon, TUF vet Casey Dyer, UVC 22 winners Tim Dunn & Isaac Steele, Indiana’s own Bobby Emmons, Robby Malof of Limitless Athletics near Cincinnati and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 80 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Jessica Eye & Isaiah Chapman photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation to sponsor Chris Lytle’s inaugural Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis, Indiana

January 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce that the popular clothing brand will serve as a sponsor for the inaugural Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis on Jan. 11. The organization, owned in part by UFC veteran Chris Lytle, will be a pro/am event. Lytle is a longtime MMA favorite, having competed on The Ultimate Fighter 4 and inside the Octagon an incredible 20 times. Midwest Fight Series MMAHe also works full-time as a firefighter in the Indianapolis area.

Intimidation Clothing has rapidly increased its share in the Indiana market, serving as a sponsor for some of the state’s top promoters and fighters, including Colosseum Combat along with notable pro fighters Sean McCorkle, Casey Dyer, Anthony Lapsley, Bobby Emmons and more. At the all-amateur Midwest Fight Series event Intimidation will have several members of Outlaw DFF sponsored including Roxanne Grimm, Richie Kerner, Richard Poe and Trenton Lewis all in action. In addition, the company’s Indiana sales team will be in attendance selling the brand’s top-quality merchandise.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor, attend Indiana Cage Fighting’s Destruction event in Sullivan, Indiana

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the ICF: Destruction in Sullivan, Indiana. Already a fight card with over 20 amateur fights scheduled, the fast-growing Intimidation brand will continue their support of local MMA by making their first trip to the Southwest region of the state to support and work alongside the highly experienced staff of the Indiana Cage Fighting promotion. Throughout the night special guests Mark Coleman, Wes Sims and Frank Dux will be available for autographs and fan photos, and the new Intimidation Wes Sims “Raising Ruckus” Tour shirts will be available for sale. The event, ICF: Destruction, will take place on Saturday, September 15th at the Downtown Gym in Sullivan, Indiana and also includes a submission grappling tournament earlier in the day.

Mark Coleman & Wes Sims - Intimidation

Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan (middle) with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman (left) and TUF 10, UFC & Strikeforce vet Wes Sims (right).

No stranger to the state of Indiana, the brand has built a fantastic relationship with the ICF in recent months. “I cannot speak enough about the enthusiasm of the staff at Indiana Cage Fighting,” said Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Together with our fantastic relationships with other fighters, gyms and MMA promotions in the region, we intend to continue to build the Intimidation brand throughout the state and support local MMA in Indiana.”

The Intimidation Clothing brand is regularly seen at Colosseum Combat events in Kokomo, Indiana and on the backs of pro fighters Sean McCorkle, William Penn, Bobby Emmons, Carson Beebe, Casey Dyer, Bryant Whitaker and Carson Gainey, all of which are from Indiana or regularly fight inside the Hoosier State. Intimidation regularly sponsors Outlaw DFF fighters and will have 11 fighters sponsored from Team Outlaw fighting at the event with four of them competing in title fights.

Trey Ross MMA

Outlaw Trey Ross shows off his belt sporting an Intimidation shirt and hat. Ross will seek his second belt at ICF: Destruction.

In addition to sponsoring The Complete Cutman, David Maldonado, the brand is expected to be seen much more regularly in Southwest Indiana with the ICF’s own Shane Conner now repping the brand as a regional Account Executive. While the company currently has a single Indiana-based official dealer, Area 52 MMA in Selma, with Shane’s work spreading the word and the support of this event and others that is expected to change in the near future.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Bryant Whitaker at Absolute Cage Fighting event in Indianapolis, Indiana

August 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Indiana based Bryant Whitaker for his fight on Saturday night. Whitaker, a product of Area 52 MMA near Muncie in Selma, Indiana, one of Intimidation’s newest authorized dealers, will be in action for the first time since April after a June fight in Ohio was cancelled the week of the fight. The event, promoted by Absolute Cage Fighting, will take place on Saturday, August 25th at the Marriott on East 21st in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bryant Whitaker (1-1) completed an amazing 30-3 amateur MMA career in late 2011 making his pro debut in January 2012. After winning his pro debut he faced off with another of the top prospects in the Midwest in Zach Freeman (5-0) where he lost via 1st round submission. Now looking to bounce back, Whitaker gets the opportunity to fight in his home state of Indiana as the Area 52 MMA product will look to improve to 2-1 as a pro.

The sponsorship of Bryant Whitaker adds to a growing presence by the Intimidation brand throughout the state of Indiana which includes the summer announcement that Intimidation has signed on to become a title sponsor of Colosseum Combat MMA events in and near Kokomo, Indiana. In addition to Whitaker the company will also sponsor Ohio-based Carson Gainey at the same event. In addition, Area 52 MMA in Selma, Indiana, became the company’s first dealer in Indiana and is also the home of Intimidation sponsored TUF vet Casey Dyer, and the company has built a strong presence in Southern Indiana with the sponsorship of pro Bobby Emmons as well as the Outlaw Fight Team near Vincennes.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style t-shirts & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor flyweight Casey Dyer at King of the Cage event Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

June 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of flyweight Casey Dyer at King of the Cage: Trump Card. Dyer, a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter Season 14, will make his KOTC debut at the event and is part of Intimidation‘s strong expansion into the state of Indiana in 2012. The King of the Cage event will take place on June 30th in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

Casey Dyer & Area 52 MMACasey Dyer (5-3) was a contestant on The Ulitamte Fighter Season 14 as a bantamweight and will step into the cage as a flyweight for the second time in his pro MMA career at the KOTC event. In his most recent fight Dyer dropped a decision to Phil Harris, one of the top International flyweights at a Cage Warriors event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dyer is a product of Area 52 MMA near Muncie, Indiana, one of the newest authorized dealers of Intimidation Clothing products. He has fought twice for the Intimidation sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana and once for the XFO, another Intimidation sponsored promotion that is out of Chicago, Illinois.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.