Intimidate Cancer looks to help 14 year old Alyssa Intimidate Leukemia

March 12, 2015 by  
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Intimidate Cancer & Intimidate Leukemia, the fundraising wing of Intimidation Clothing, is pleased to partner up with sponsored amateur fighter Jeremie “Big Elk” Elkins in support of his 14-year old niece, Alyssa. Alyssa is currently in Children’s Hospital in Central Ohio and was just diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a form of cancer. Alyssa - Intimidate LeukemiaJeremie’s brother needs help with medical expenses for the long road ahead. Any help is greatly appreciated, as Jeremie asks that we all “please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.” A GoFundMe page has been created to help Alyssa’s family as well.

Intimidate Cancer & Intimidate Leukemia have released their own assistance to the family with the “Help Alyssa Intimidate Leukemia” tee, available for sale now at IntimidationClothing.com. A portion of the sale of each shirt will go back to the family to help Alyssa’s family offset medical costs and travel costs associated with the Myelodysplastic Syndrome treatment.

Per the GoFundMe page:

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a group of diverse bone marrow disorders in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells. MDS is often referred to as a “bone marrow failure disorder”. MDS is primarily a disease of the elderly (most patients are older than age 65), but MDS can affect younger patients as well. To help you better understand MDS, it might be helpful to first consider some basics about bone marrow and blood. The bone marrow functions as a factory that manufactures three kinds of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Healthy bone marrow produces immature blood cells — called stem cells, progenitor cells, or blasts — that normally develop into mature, fully functional red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. In MDS, these stem cells may not mature and may accumulate in the bone marrow or they may have a shortened life span, resulting in fewer than normal mature blood cells in the circulation.

Low blood cell counts, referred to as cytopenias, are a hallmark feature of MDS and are responsible for some of the symptoms that MDS patients experience — infection, anemia, spontaneous bleeding, or easy bruising. Anemia (low red blood cell counts), neutropenia (low white blood cell counts), and thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts) are the major types of blood cell cytopenias, and are discussed below. In addition to reduced numbers of blood cells, the mature blood cells circulating in the blood may not function properly because of dysplasia. The formal definition of dysplasia is the abnormal shape and appearance, or morphology, of a cell. The prefix myelo- is from the Greek and it means marrow; so myelodysplasia refers to the abnormal shape and appearance — or morphology — of the mature blood cells. Syndromes comes from the Greek and means a set of symptoms that occur together.

Failure of the bone marrow to produce mature healthy cells is a gradual process, and therefore MDS is not necessarily a terminal disease. Some patients do succumb to the direct effects of the disease: reduced blood cell and/or reduced platelet counts may be accompanied by the loss of the body’s ability to fight infections and control bleeding. In addition, for roughly 30% of the patients diagnosed with MDS, this type of bone marrow failure syndrome will progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

> Order the “Help Alyssa Intimidate Leukemia” tee today!

Intimidate Cancer, a division of Intimidation Clothing, LLC, focuses on helping families impacted by cancer, leukemia and other diseases offset their medical bills by selling branded tees. Designed as a fundraiser brand, Intimidate Cancer has worked with a variety of fundraisers and families by not only designing and printing high-quality apparel, but also helping promote their cause. Those interested in learning more about the Intimidate Cancer brand and fundraising opportunities can contact Intimidation Clothing for details.

Intimidation Weekend Recap: Successful weekend sees Intimidation on display across the USA

The Intimidation brand had one of their busiest weekends of 2014  as Intimidation Clothing crews were busy in four different states over the weekend, including Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Indiana.

Colosseum Combat MMA girlsIntimidation’s Indiana crew headlined the weekend at one of the Midwest’s premier MMA promotions – Colosseum Combat in Kokomo, Indiana. Fans once again witnessed another solid pro/am fight card which can easily rival anyone in the Hoosier State as Mark Slater’s Colosseum Combat MMA continues to be one of the most consistent Local MMA promotions in the country.

The Intimidate Cancer crew was on hand at the Hubbard Leukemia Society Fundraising Family Day in Hubbard, Ohio. Those in attendance had a fantastic response to the Intimidate Cancer division of the company where a portion of the proceeds go to fund cancer and leukemia research.

Intimidation’s newly-formed New York crew was on hand in Fredonia at the latest New York State Grappling Championships event, which featured some of the best grapplers from the region competing in the submission tournament. Intimidation sponsored grapplers Rebecca Heintzman and And Intimidation’s Michigan crew was at Prison City Fight League’s “25 to Life” in Jackson, Michigan.

Josh Longood MMALongtime Team Intimidation member Josh Longood successfully closed out his amateur career, as the Ohio fighter made his way to Kentucky for Turf Wars 18. Longood (pictured, left) picked up the Turf Wars bantamweight title with a second round submission over Elliott Blair, and now looks forward to his professional career. Meanwhile Intimidation alum Mojo Horne picked up a win in the night’s main event at the same event.

Also, four Intimidation alums were in action at the Bellator 120 pay-per-view event, including Alexander Shlemenko, Fabricio Guerriero, Mike Richman, and Shahbulat Shamhalaev.

Looking ahead, Intimidation will have a major presence at this weekend’s PinnacleFC 7 event in Pittsburgh, where Out of the Cage Clothing will represent the brand at their official booth. Intimidation is also set to sponsor co-main event fighter Khama “The Death Star” Worthy, as well as Bobby “White Trash BJJ” Emmons in his late replacement bout against A.J. Bosley.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing & athletic gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 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. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Ring girls photo courtesy of Colosseum Combat MMA

Longood photo courtesy of Mike Wrobel – ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation to sponsor Hubbard Leukemia Society Family Fundraising Day on May 17th

Intimidation Clothing, along with its exclusive Intimidate Cancer line, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Family Fundraising Day put on by the Hubbard Leukemia Society near Youngstown in Hubbard, Ohio.

Intimidate Cancer & Intimidate LeukemiaIntimidation Clothing will be on hand selling its popular Intimidate Cancer line, where a portion of the proceeds to directly toward cancer research and awareness. The event is designed to promote awareness for the leukemia society in the Hubbard, Ohio area. Along with its Intimidate Cancer line of t-shirts, Intimidation has also added Intimidate Leukemia tees as well as popular new Intimidate Cancer wristbands and more. In addition, a few select Intimidation styles will also be available for sale at the event.

For fundraiser opportunities please contact Intimidation to learn more about the many options on how Intimidation Clothing gives back and supports cancer research & awareness.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing with a growing International presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA and beyond. Known as a big supporter of local MMA with roots in the combat sports industry, Intimidation launched the Intimidate Cancer division in 2013 and continues to work to help families in need and donate to cancer research. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 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. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Weekend MMA Recap: Brian Rogers adds another highlight reel knockout to resume at Bellator 119

Intimidation Clothing had a “knockout” of a weekend, with Team Intimidation producing one of the more memorable weekends in recent memory. Brian Rogers Bellator 119 flying knee KOFrom highlight reel finishes on a national stage to successes sponsoring local and regional MMA events, Mother’s Day weekend was another shining achievement for Team Intimidation.

Team Intimidation cornerstone fighter Brian “The Predator” Rogers produced yet another highlight reel knockout win, as he put Adrian Miles to sleep with a flying knee in the second round of their middleweight bout at Bellator 119. Rogers has now produced 9 knockouts in 11 career wins, and he produced the latest victory while walking out wearing his latest signature shirt, which features him landing one of his patented flying knees. The win was also the Attack Poker “Attack of the Night” on the Spike TV broadcast earning Rogers even more recognition with the fans of Bellator MMA who already know Brian from the flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61.

Brian Rogers MMAIn other news, Team Intimidation fighter Rob “The Destroyer” Morrow (14-16) produced yet another win, as he earned a second round TKO victory over Rashad Brooks at Extreme Challenge 231 in Iowa after taking the fight on just two days’ notice. Morrow (pictured, lower right) has now produced 5 wins in his last 6 bouts, and is 7-3 in his last 10. He is also the Intimidation sponsored Colosseum Combat light heavyweight champion.

Intimidation’s Kentucky/Indiana crew was on hand at the inaugural Indestructible Fight Club event in Owensboro, Kentucky, which was promoted by the same group that runs the Indiana Fighting Championship. The group had another banner night, selling Intimidation’s popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more and saw the selection of Intimidate Cancer tees as the popular style of the night.

To cap off the weekend, UFC Fight Night 40 saw two Intimidation alums in action with Daron Cruickshank and Anthony Lapsley both in action. While Lapsley did not have the result he wanted, Cruichshank scored another highlight-reel KO of his own only to be overshadowed by Matt Brown’s performance in the night’s main event. Brown, who held a MMA seminar at GriffonRawl MMA Academy in August 2010 which was sponsored by Intimidation Clothing, scored a thrilling TKO win over Erick Silva in the 3rd round in Cincinnati.

Rob Morrow MMALooking ahead, Intimidation has yet another busy weekend set coming up, with four events sponsored in four different states. On top of that, all four events are in different aspects. Intimidation’s IN/KY crew will headline the weekend as they travel to Kokomo, Indiana for the long-time sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion. In Ohio, an Intimidate Cancer event will take place as Intimidation will be on hand for the Hubbard Leukemia Society Fundraising Family Day in Hubbard, Ohio. Intimidation will also be on hand at the New York State Grappling Championships in Fredonia, New York, as well as Prison City Fight League’s “25 to Life” MMA event  in Jackson, Michigan.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA clothing & training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 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. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation continues title sponsorship at NAAFS: Combat Challenge 27 in Akron, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Combat Challenge 27 event, which takes place on April  26th in Akron, Ohio. Intimidation has long been a sponsor of NAAFS, which continues to be one of the best organizations in the state of Ohio. The event takes place at Chapparell’s Community Center and is the second offering from the organization in 2014.

Josh Belle w/ Intimidate Cancer's Jillian's Angels teeThe NAAFS has produced many top fighters through its annual amateur tournaments, including Team Intimidation alums Jessica Eye and Stipe Miocic, and current Team Intimidation members Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, Joe Heiland, Nick Duell, John Hawk and many more.

The event is expected to feature some of the top amateur fighters from Ohio and surrounding states including a main event featuring Ontario’s Xavier Nash (7-2) vs. Indiana’s Ivan Rodriguez (5-1) in a welterweight showdown, as well as others sporting the Intimidation logo from Evolve MMA, Rock Hard MMA, GriffonRawl, and other local gyms. In addition, GriffonRawl MMA amateur Josh Belle (pictured, left) will walk out wearing Intimidation’s Intimidate Cancer Jillian’s Angels tee in support of 8 year old Jillian who is battling brain and spinal cancer.

Intimidation’s crew will be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing Ohio based MMA clothing brand with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 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. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidate Cancer’s Jillian’s Angels fundraiser benefits 8-year old battling brain cancer

March 10, 2014 by  
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Intimidate Cancer is pleased to have completed our first private fundraiser benefiting Jillian’s Angels. Jillian (pictured right with her cousin), an 8-year old from rural Northeast Ohio, was diagnosed with ependymoma (cancer of the brain and/or spine) in September 2011 at the age of 6. When it was discovered, she had a huge tumor in her brain that was almost half the size of her brain. Jillian's Angels & Intimidation beltShe was extremely lucky to have made it through that surgery – her family was told us if she lived through it she would be a vegetable, she would have no memory or be able to walk and talk. When Jillian awoke after the surgery she could do all those things, thus beating all of the odds.

In October 2013, during a routine MRI, her doctors found two small tumors that had grown back in her brain and had spread to her spine. In November of 2013, in a span of four days, Jillian had brain surgery followed by spine surgery where the doctors removed all that they could see. Because her cancer is very aggressive, she needs high dose radiation as that is the only thing proven to kill her type of tumors. However, in 2011 she had the maximum dose of radiation to her brain, so she cannot receive that treatment level again. In December 2013, Jillian began having one day radiation treatments to the brain followed by max doses of radiation to her whole spine, top to bottom, to try to prevent the spread any further. At the completion of of the radiation treatments Jillian will also receive low-dose chemotherapy treatments.

Intimidate Cancer stepped in to help the family in November 2013 and work alongside with other family fundraising events including a Chinese Auction at the Ashtabula Towne Center and a fundraiser for Jillian and four other families in need at Pymatuning Valley High School in March 2014.

Intimidate Cancer is a division of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. With a mission of helping to fund cancer research and assisting families or individuals in need, Intimidate Cancer is open to public or private fundraisers offering branded shirts and more. Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing with a growing International presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA and beyond. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 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. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidate Cancer joins PV Pink Out to raise funds for breast cancer research & awareness

February 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured Products, Intimidate Cancer, News

The Intimidate Cancer division of Intimidation Clothing, LLC took another huge step forward on Wednesday, February 12th joining the PV Pink Out girls’ basketball game fundraiser in Andover, Ohio. Held at Pymatuning Valley High School, the annual event featured a variety of fundraiser sales for breast cancer research & awareness and a sell-out crowd. Intimidate Cancer fundraiser @ PV Pink OutThe hometown crowd, clad predominantly in pink throughout the night while waving pink towels and more, was treated to the Lady Lakers completion of a perfect 20-0 season which has them ranked #1 in the State of Ohio’s Division III Rankings.

Joining a event-specific t-shirt sale, Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle, bake sale and more, the Intimidate Cancer products were a huge hit with the fans. Started in 2013, Intimidate Cancer is a division of Intimidation Clothing, LLC aimed at raising funds for cancer research and awareness. The Intimidate Cancer line recently worked on a private family fundraiser as well to help assist a family with the bills associated with the brain cancer treatments of a 8-year old girl and is open to other private fundraisers.

intimidate-cancer02_400“The goal of Intimidate Cancer is to help others,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Cancer is something that has impacted all of our lives in one way or another, and we want to do what we can to work with families and events to help assist their efforts and lessen the financial burden. In addition, Intimidation takes our role in the local community very seriously. We have brought our sponsored athletes to speak to students and sponsored many local events and plan to continue such efforts to build the brand and help those around us.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing with a growing International presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA and beyond. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 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. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Year In Review: 2013 proves to be highly successful for the growth of the Intimidation brand

At this time of year we hear much about resolutions to get better and looking back at what has been accomplished over the past 12 months. Here at Intimidation Clothing, things are not much different, although the moniker of “getting better” is not something we take for granted – it’s a daily goal. After a 2012 that saw Intimidation Clothing continue to sponsor Bellator events and a host of top-tier regional MMA promotions as well as fighters on major TV networks, 2013 had a lot to live up to. And indeed it did as 2013 proved to be a banner year for our company breaking every known record the company had established in past years. Since starting this company in late 2009, the Intimidation brand has steadily grown into one of the most recognizable names in the MMA and combat sports industry, and we take a look back at the year that was in our 2013 Year in Review.

Charlie Brenneman MMAThe year began strong with the sponsorship of one of the more high-profile MMA fighters Intimidation has worked with as Charlie Brenneman (pictured, right) fought in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 8th, defeating a fighter we would later come to sponsor and become a big fan of in Eric Irvin. Brenneman, a 8-fight UFC vet who made the move from 170lbs to lightweight in 2013, has since gone 4-0 at 155lbs as he looks to once again make a name for himself in the UFC.

Also early in January, the impact of Jessica Eye’s win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2011 was seen as she rocketed to the top of the Women’s MMA rankings. Eye, who bounced between Bellator MMA and the highly-respected and Intimidation sponsored NAAFS, was ranked as the #1 female fighter in the world at 125lbs before announcing the move to 135lbs late in 2013.

As the month of January wore on the Intimidation brand continued to get high-profile exposure as Brian Rogers presented at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas and AXS TV’s Best of 2012 featured a variety of Intimidation-sponsored fighters. As Bellator MMA geared up for their debut on Spike TV, and flew both Rogers and Eye out for the premier at Bellator 85, Intimidation continued its strong push on the Local MMA scene into Indiana. With a fully-stocked crew traveling to events put on by Colosseum Combat MMA, Mad Wolf Promotions/Art of War, Rocktagon MMA, Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series, HookNShoot and more, Intimidation Clothing was able to replicate our strong presence as the biggest supporter of Local MMA in Ohio and do the same in Indiana. Chris Lytle at Intimidation boothMeanwhile, the aforementioned Rocktagon MMA promotion and Intimidation began their partnership in January 2013 ti increase Intimidation’s TV exposure and add more regional events to the company’s slate as Rocktagon has held events in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and more.

In February, longtime Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn made his debut for the UVC in Columbus, Ohio and started a memorable year on a high note. Spohn scored submission wins at both UVC 22 in January and UVC 23 in May to bounce back from a rough 2012 and open doors for greater things in his MMA career. As Spohn headlined the UVC events, Intimidation continued their support of the Ultimate Victory Challenge promotion in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year as the two organizations expect to work together for years to come.

Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeIntimidation’s annual trip to the Arnold Sports Festival took place in March where the brand featured Eye, Rogers, Spohn, TUF 7 vet Luke Zachrich, UFC & TUF 10 vet Wes Sims and fast-rising prospect Isaiah Chapman signing autographs at the company’s booth. The Arnold once again provided a plethora of picture opportunities and fantastic exposure for the brand and featured the public release of Intimidation’s popular Irish “Shamrocked” tee design.

March continued strong with the brand sponsoring explosive knockout artist Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 7 near Denver, Colorado and continued with the sponsorship of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio – one of the best fight cards in Ohio MMA history. Featuring Intimidation sponsored Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, George Comer, John Hawk, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo, Jr. and Julian Lane along with Intimidation alum Travis Clark and later-signed Jessica Zomcik, the event not only had a truly stacked fight card but was also a sell-out that thrilled the fans in attendance.

Jessica Eye MMA - Bellator2013 also saw Intimidation Clothing continue its strong support of women’s MMA. As long-time Team Intimidation member Jessica “Evil” Eye continued her winning streak and made the jump in weight to join the UFC, the company also continued their work with another awesome member of the current UFC bantamweight division in Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. After Duke was the company’s Athlete of the Month in March 2013, she proceeded to fight at Invicta FC 5 in Kansas City, sign autographs at the company’s booth at XFC 23 in Louisville, Kentucky in April, and later appear on TUF 18 on Fox Sports 1 before earning her roster spot with a win on the TUF Finale in November. Intimidation also sponsored Tanikka Brents, Rebecca Heintzman, Amber Stautzenberger, Kelly Warren and Kaitlin Young during the year and inked the top-ranked amateur at 145lbs in the world, Jessica Zomcik, to a sponsorship contract. A product of Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, Zomcik went on to win the 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas to cap off her amateur career.

The company continued its strong support of the Local MMA scene by signing on to sponsor all Hardrock MMA events in 2013 and beyond in late March and continued the strong push into the Kentucky MMA scene in sponsoring the XFC’s return to the Bluegrass State at XFC 23 in Louisville on April 19th. Meanwhile, the company continued their growth outside of MMA in signing then 8-time Amateur National Champion boxer Cam F. Awesome (pictured, right) in early April. Awesome, who has had a banner year in 2013 as he pushes forward towards the 2016 Olympics, is a plant-based athlete and has won more titles in his weight class than anyone in the history of USA boxing. Cam F Awesome - BoxingHe is also a well-known local role model in Kansas City and is a proud Big of the Big Brother Big Sister program. and a strong advocate of cancer prevention and awareness via plant-based nutrition.

As April continued, Intimidation sponsorship of many of the best prospects in MMA continued seeing Mark Cherico and Brian Camozzi both continue to fight while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Cherico (5-0), one of Pittsburgh’s most popular fighters and Camozzi (2-1), the Colorado-based lightweight and younger brother of UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi, continued to show the growth of the Intimidation brand across the nation.

May was a slow month for MMA but saw the Intimidation brand sponsor UVC 23 in Columbus as well as main event winner Dan Spohn (pictured, left). Dan Spohn MMAIn addition to Spohn, Intimidation sponsored Ronin Training Center owner Luke Zachrich, StrongStyle MMA’s Joe Heiland and more at another event rich with ties to the Intimidation brand. Later in the month, Intimidation-sponsored Brian Rogers and Jessica Eye made a second public appearance in Andover, Ohio’s Pymatuning Valley Middle School where the two athletes spoke on the importance of making good life choices, the effects of bullying and more.

Early in June each year Intimidation Clothing prepares for one major event – the NAAFS’ Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, Ohio. The biggest annual MMA event in the state of Ohio, the 2013 version, Fight Nite in the Flats IX, featured scheduled fights for Intimidation sponsored UFC vets Jason Dent and Forrest Petz, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and Terry Blackwell, Brian Camozzi, George Comer, Maxim Grishin, Torrance Taylor and a variety of top amateurs.

The summer months saw Intimidation make two of the biggest moves in company history adding official distributors in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Working together with newly appointed Director of Sales Wes Jones, Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan stated that “the International growth of the sport of MMA cannot be ignored and Intimidation Clothing intends to continue to be a part of this global economic impact.” Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganThe company continues to push forward sponsoring fighters in International events including Cody Stevens at OneFC and Lee Morrison for M-1 Global, with more announcements expected in early 2014.

2013 saw Intimidation continue to build on their regional MMA growth sponsoring events and fighters in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, California and more as well as big cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Akron, Boise, Canton, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Toledo and Las Vegas. It also saw Brian “The Predator” Rogers continue to make appearances on behalf of Bellator MMA including the BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Rogers’ Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna was once again named the #1 Knockout in Bellator’s history in July.

Two big pro/am MMA events from the NAAFS took place in Northeast Ohio in August as Intimidation sponsored both Caged Vengeance 14 in Carrollton and Rock ‘N Rumble 7 later in the month in Cleveland. At the Carrollton event Intimidation Clothing and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (pictured with Jernigan, above on right) began working together and doors opened almost immediately. Local MMA Series from IntimidationA native of the Buffalo, New York area, Rozewski has proven to be a great asset for the brand. In addition to getting Intimidation on board with gyms, fighters, promoters and media outlets from Western New York, Rozewski himself continues to build a name for himself inside the cage as a featherweight and outside of the cage as a commentator for the TNT Fight Series in Buffalo and for Pinnacle FC in Pittsburgh.

August also saw the release of Intimidation’s popular “Support Local MMA” t-shirts (pictured, left). After years of supporting the local MMA scene alongside MMAmadhouse, Bluegrass MMA, Cage Craze, OHMMA.com and a plethora of promoters and gyms, the Intimidation brand decided to put that support on, of all things, a t-shirt.

Brian Rogers MMANew signature shirts for multiple fighters were released in 2013 including the Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman tee in March, the Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Chercio signature tee in July and Brian Rogers’ second Intimidation signature tee featuring his flying knee KO (pictured, right). In addition, TUF 18 star Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke joined the Intimidation signature tee line, reserved for “championship level professionals” during the Fall of 2013 during her run on The Ultimate Fighter. The complete line of Intimidation MMA fighter signature shirts can be found online at IntimidationClothing.com.

Intimidate Cancer made its debut in late August and has continued to grow since then. With a popular Facebook page and the addition of 10 different ribbon colors for added cancer awareness, fans can rest assured knowing a portion of the proceeds from each shirt sold go back to cancer research and awareness. In addition, Intimidation Clothing’s Intimidate Cancer line is available for private fundraisers to help families in need.

Intimidate CancerIn September Intimidation Clothing signed on to sponsor their first two MMA events outside of the USA with MMA Battle Arena in the UK and Extreme Cage Combat in Canada. Sticking with the plan to find solid, strategic partnerships outside of the USA, Intimidation’s role as the biggest supporter of Local MMA soon became a moniker that applied to more than just the USA. Meanwhile, closer to home, Intimidation sponsored its first event in the Buffalo area in late September as the Buffalo and Western NY market became a bigger focus of the company’s regional growth plan.

As October began, Intimidation’s own Brian Rogers joined StrongStyle teammate Stipe Miocic teaching a MMA seminar in Toronto. Mojo Horne MMAThe company also sponsored consecutive MMA events in Akron as the NAAFS and EFP both scored successful events while the Indianapolis market saw two events in the same weekend with the MFS and Art of War promotions both staying busy the second weekend of October. Cincinnati’s own Mojo Horne (pictured, right) added another win at a Absolute Action MMA event in Northern Kentucky and the brand sponsored Mansfield, Ohio’s own Cody Stevens as he fought MMA legend Shinya Aoki in Singapore. As Jessica Eye made her UFC debut in successful fashion, another Intimidation alum signed with the UFC in Indiana’s own Anthony Lapsley.

2013 also featured the definition of Team Intimidation to include more than just MMA fighters. In addition to high level grapplers Pablo Castro and Robby Malof, youth grappler Pito Castro and decorated amateur boxer Cam F. Awesome, Intimidation’s sponsorships of the 614 Mud Militia in multiple Tough Mudder competitions began to open doors for the brand. It was followed by the sponsorship of 15-year old BMX standout Chris Peterie, rodeo cowboy Gearen Hale, figure competitor Tonya Rae Hickey and more. That trend is expected in 2014 with details expected to be announced soon.

November was Jessica Zomcik’s time to shine as the top-ranked ammy proved to be worthy of her ranking in taking the women’s 145lb Tuff-N-Uff title in Las Vegas. Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAs Intimidation continued their growth in Indianapolis adding the MMA Fit Club as an official dealer, the brand continued to build upon their strong Indiana presence sponsoring Colosseum Combat MMA once again as well as main event title challenger Danny Surface.

December saw Intimidation lock in deals with two companies expected to be a major piece of the company’s growth in 2014. The Florida-based XFC, which aired all 2012 and 2013 events on AXS TV, featured the Intimidation brand inside their cage at XFC 27 in Muskegon, Michigan and will continue to bring added exposure to the Intimidation name in 2014. Meanwhile the Vegas Fight Tour, which takes fans to the top gyms in Las Vegas, Nevada and features Intimidation prizes and giveaways, was also inked to a deal to help both companies get added exposure. Meanwhile, Intimidation stayed busy on December 7th sponsoring events in the Buffalo, NY area as well as Akron, OH as the TNT Fight Series and NAAFS were both in action. As the year came to a close, former CFA featherweight champ Jordan Parsons continued his winning streak to improve to 9-1 with a win close to home in Minnesota. Vegas Fight Tour - Las VegasOn the final weekend of 2013, Intimidation was able to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Justin “Harry” Lester wrestling seminar as the 4-time state champion in Ohio and 2012 Olympian instructed fans at the gym in Medina, Ohio.

“Looking back, I could not be much happier about the way things have gone in 2013 for our brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I expect fans will see the continued, unmatched support of the Local MMA scene in 2014 as well as some very strategic expansion into other sports.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 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. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Intimidation Clothing releases Intimidate Cancer line to raise awareness, funds for cancer research

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Products, Intimidate Cancer, News

From the makers of Intimidation Clothing comes the Intimidate Cancer line. A project years in the works, the purpose of the Intimidate Cancer line is to help raise awareness as well as funds for cancer research as a portion of the proceeds from each Intimidate Cancer item sold will be donated to cancer research or families dealing with cancer.

Intimidate Cancer“From day one of starting the Intimidation brand we wanted to be able to give back,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “From donating to local charity events to the addition of the Intimidate Cancer line, our brand will always have the greater good in mind. Intimidate Cancer is our way to help raise awareness and funds to one day knock out this dreaded disease.”

Along with the current styles featuring pink ribbons, the the international symbol of breast cancer awareness, addition ribbon colors will be added over time and as specific fundraisers take place. In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds from each Intimidate Cancer item sold to the American Cancer Society, Intimidation Clothing is also open to working with private fundraisers and customizing shirts for those events. In stock merchandise is already listed online on the company’s Web site in the Intimidate Cancer section. For details please follow Intimidate Cancer on Facebook or contact Intimidation Clothing.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.