Intimidation founder Luke Jernigan joins Cage Zombies Radio tonight

December 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, Local / Regional MMA, News

Intimidation Clothing founder Luke Jernigan is set to join Cage Zombies Radio tonight to talk Local MMA, other MMA-focused apparel brands, fighter sponsorships and more. Luke Jernigan Intimidation ClothingHosted by long-time MMA media members Matthew Gaither and Spencer “Pablo Diablo” Kirksey, Cage Zombies Radio is a product of MMA Madhouse Productions. Jernigan is set to join Gaither and Kirksey at approximately 10:10 pm ET.

> Fans interested in hearing the program can do so here – Cage Zombies Radio.

Intimidation Clothing is a lifestyle brand of apparel targeting the Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports markets with a history of strong support for Local MMA. With a international reach which has included dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and China, the Intimidation brand has been regularly featured on the backs of top-level MMA fighters in the UFC, Bellator MMA, WSOF and a multitude of Local MMA promotions. Anyone interested can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and products are available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and Instagram.

Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan featured in MMA Somnia’s fighter sponsorship article

Intimidation Clothing has long been a sponsor for up-and-coming and established mixed martial arts fighters, and recently MMA sponsorship experts from MMA Somnia reached out to the company to find out our philosophy in sponsoring fighters.

Luke Jernigan Intimidation ClothingWhat followed was an extensive quote from Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan, who has spearheaded the brand’s sponsorship of hundreds of fighters throughout the years. Most notably, Jernigan discussed the brand’s desire to create long-term relationships and to create partnerships.

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Jernigan also gave examples of two of Intimidation’s best brand ambassadors, Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski and Brian “The Predator” Rogers. Aside from being marketable in their own ways, both fighters have shown loyalty to the Intimidation brand throughout the years and both have helped take the brand to new heights.

To read more of Jernigan’s quotes and quotes from other companies that sponsor MMA fighters, check out the entire article HERE.

IntimidationMMA.com announces “#LocalMMA Mondays”

May 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

Twitter users are familiar with #tbt (Throwback Thursday), #ff (Follow Friday), and other weekly hashtag gimmicks, but IntimidationMMA.com, the promotional website of Intimidation Clothing, is pleased to announce the new #LocalMMA Mondays, a new feature each week that will highlight different aspects of the Local Mixed Martial Arts scene. Local MMA - IntimidationThe #LocalMMA tag is popular on Twitter, commonly used by fighters, media outlets, event promoters and more.

Intimidation Clothing is widely known as the biggest supporter of Local MMA, sponsoring countless fighters, events, gyms, media outlets and others in and around the Local MMA community. Fans will get an inside look at some of those subjects on #LocalMMA Mondays, and fans can also tweet suggestions for new features to @IntimdationMMA or David McKinney – @MMAMcKinney. The weekly features will be written and edited by McKinney and Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan – @ljcool110 on Twitter.

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#LocalMMAIntimidation 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 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’s Luke Jernigan talks MMA on FOX SportsAnimal 1390 this Thursday evening

July 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

Luke Jernigan Intimidation ClothingIntimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan joins WNIO 1390 SportsAnimal – FOX Sports Radio’s affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio.

Jernigan joins host Ryan McGehee during the 6-8 p.m. program to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Mixed Martial Arts including a look ahead at Saturday’s UFC on FOX and upcoming Bellator MMA events. In addition Jernigan will take a look at the local MMA scene for fans in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and update the listening audience on local fan-favorites Brian Rogers, Jessica Eye, Mark Cherico and more.

A free online stream of the program will be available on the station’s Web site SportsRadio1390.com. In addition, Intimidation ads will be prevalent on Saturday night’s UFC on FOX radio broadcast on the station.

Intimidation Clothing’s Luke Jernigan on MMA Madhouse Radio tonight at 11 pm ET

March 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News, Sponsorships

At a time where the Intimidation brand is getting more exposure than ever before, that trend continues in the coming weeks. Tonight at 11 pm ET (8 pm PT), Intimidation Clothing’s President & CEO Luke Jernigan will be a guest on MMAmadhouse Radio LiVE. A long time sponsor of MMAmadhouse Radio LiVE, the interview is expected to center around Intimidation’s strong support of local MMA across the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania & Kentucky. Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan with Randy CoutureMMAmadhouse is one of the most outspoken advocates for fans to support local MMA promotions across the USA and Canada.

Tonight’s episode of MMAmadhouse Radio LiVE will welcome guests Nathan Swayze and Mike Riddle as well as Jernigan. Fans can tune in at 6:30 PT. You never know what may happen on LiVE!

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 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. 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.

 

Pictured: Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture

Bellator Commentator Sean Wheelock takes a look at Bellator’s Season 8 on Spike TV

January 17, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Sponsorships

There is no doubt in my mind that the upcoming Bellator Season 8 will be the biggest and best in the organization’s history.  Of course, first and foremost, there is our dream move to Spike Television—by far the best broadcaster for MMA ever—but also our amazing and amazingly stacked fight cards.

For the first time ever in Bellator, there will be 5 weight class tournaments in a single season.  Starting Thursday, January 17th, Season 8 will feature tourneys at 145, 155, 170, 185, and 205lbs.  Then there are all of the World Championship fights upcoming over the next 12 weeks—starting with Patricio Pitbull vs. Pat Curran for the featherweight title and Rick Hawn vs. Michael Chandler for the lightweight title on our Spike premiere.

Sean Wheelock, Luke Jernigan & Jimmy Smith - Bellator

Sean Wheelock (left) with fellow Bellator Commentator Jimmy Smith (right) and Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan.

And—the talent pool has never been deeper, with established MMA superstars such as King Mo Lawal and Babalu Sobral fighting in Bellator Season 8, alongside extremely hot prospects from literally across the world.

Bellator has of course been able to sign and showcase outstanding fighters since the organization began.  Eddie Alvarez came from Season 1; Pat Curran, Ben Askren, and Joe Warren were all featured in Season 2.

But here in Season 8, the depth of talent is quite frankly, phenomenal.  With the implementation of full brackets for every Bellator Tournament, just look at the 5 tourneys in Season 8 and try to project a winner, or even the final 4.  It’s not easy.  Try to find a guy who doesn’t belong or you know is going to get squashed in the quarterfinals, and he simply doesn’t exist.

What impressed me about Bellator from the moment that I joined the organization in January 2010, was the willingness and ability to uncover the next generation of MMA stars, superstars, and world champions.

It is my firm belief that one of the key reasons of failure for so many well-funded and overly hyped MMA organizations that have come before Bellator–only to fail quickly and spectacularly–is that they never even considered talent development.

With all of these now defunct MMA organizations, the mantra seemed to be: let’s go out and sign a lot of guys who were big names, but are now past their prime.  This might get you by for 1 show, maybe even 2 or 3, but then where do you go?

History tells us that you go out of business.

The very few MMA organizations that have achieved a high level of success since the sport began in earnest 19½ years ago, are the ones that knew that they had to uncover and develop talented fighters, and then give them the opportunity to become great (or fail trying).  It was never about recycling names and playing off of past glories.

Count Bellator on this prominent and exclusive list, and give credit to Bellator Founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney, Bellator President Tim Danaher, and to Sam Caplan and Zach Light, the two men tasked with searching literally worldwide for incredibly promising and ultra-talented fighters

Look at the names of the Bellator World Champions and Bellator Tournament winners, and you’ll see a list of amazing fighters who needed just one thing: an opportunity on a major stage.

Nowhere will you find wash-outs or has-beens or faded stars or gimmick athletes.

What you will see are a who’s who of some of the absolute top fighters in the sport.

I enter Bellator Season 8 incredibly psyched up, as the best job of my life has become even better with our move to Spike.  I also enter this season with a sense of excitement, openly wondering who will emerge as the next MMA star—a fighter known only to the hardest of hard-core fans just a few months ago.

Just remember, in 2009, you almost certainly had never heard of either Pat Curran or Michael Chandler, and yet here they both are, defending their respective Bellator World titles on our Spike debut.

 

By Sean Wheelock

Sean Wheelock is the television play by play commentator for Bellator MMA, which can be seen every Thursday in the US and Canada, live at 10pm Eastern on Spike Television.

He is proudly sponsored by Intimidation Clothing.

Intimidation Clothing CEO Luke Jernigan featured in interview on MMARecap.com

January 2, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing CEO Luke Jernigan was recently featured in an interview on MMARecap.com, one of the Midwest’s top MMA sites based out of the Chicago area.

Luke Jernigan Intimidation ClothingIn the interview, Jernigan discusses some of the inner workings of the popular clothing brand, including marketing strategies and how the company has not only remained in business, but has thrived in the recent future and is one of the fastest growing brands in the market. Jernigan also discusses the ups and downs of running a clothing company in the MMA business and how the Intimidation brand stands out. Other anecdotes and tips are shared in the story, making it a must read for MMA fans.

Those interested in reading the interview can do so by clicking the link: Luke Jernigan of Intimidation Clothing – I Really Like What I Do.

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’s Luke Jernigan on ESPN Radio-Ashtabula today at 4:40 pm ET

December 6, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan joins 970 WFUN – ESPN Radio’s affiliate in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Jernigan joins “The Sports Report” hosts Russ Simione and Cody Slaybaugh at approximately 4:40 p.m. ET to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Mixed Martial Arts including a recap of last weekend’s Bellator, UFC and NAAFS events. Jernigan will take a look at the upcoming Bellator 83 fight for sponsored fighter Jessica Eye and more while also reviewing Saturday’s UFC on FOX event. This all comes at a time where the Intimidation brand has been getting a large amount of exposure on radio & internet broadcast programs.

A free stream of the show is available at www.espn970wfun.com.

Intimidation to serve as sponsor for new Ohio MMA news website, OHMMA.com

December 6, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of OHMMA.com, which will serve as the new news hub for all things Ohio MMA. OHMMA.com - Ohio MMA NewsLaunching in early December, veteran reporter David McKinney will serve as the site’s senior editor, while Chris Range will serve as the site’s photographer.

McKinney has formerly worked for GatewayMMA.com as well as other MMA news sites, and is the host of Ohio MMA Radio alongside co-host Luke Jernigan. Ohio MMA RadioOHMMA.com will provide Ohio MMA news, rankings, event listings, features, and more.

According to their promotional site, IntimidationMMA.com, 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 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’s Luke Jernigan on ESPN Radio-Ashtabula today at 4:20 pm ET

November 15, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan joins 970 WFUN – ESPN Radio’s affiliate in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Jernigan joins “The Sports Report” hosts Russ Simione and Cody Slaybaugh at approximately 4:20 p.m. ET to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Mixed Martial Arts including a recap of last weekend’s Bellator, UFC and NAAFS events. In addition Jernigan will take a look at upcoming fights for sponsored fighters Mark Cherico, Carson Beebe and more while reviewing national MMA events including this weekend’s Bellator and UFC events. This all comes at a time where the Intimidation brand has been getting a large amount of exposure on radio & internet broadcast programs.

A free stream of the show is available at www.espn970wfun.com.

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