Multiple Intimidation alums ready for the big leagues

Intimidation Clothing has long been a supporter of Local MMA and up-and-coming regional mixed martial arts talent, and has sponsored many fighters who have made it to the national level. Among these fighters are Stipe Miocic, Jessica Eye, Brian Rogers, Daniel Straus, Cody Garbrandt, Donny Walker and more.

Adam Milstead MMAThree more fighters who have been sponsored by the Intimidation brand in the past are also nearing UFC-level status, and could potentially sign with the organization in the near future.

Fast-rising heavyweight Adam Milstead (7-1) has won seven straight bouts, and all have been via stoppage. After fighting through some injuries, “The Prototype” is now healthy and racked up back-to-back TKO wins earlier this year in under two minutes each. Undefeated at heavyweight, the Pittsburgh native continues to be a force of destruction, as his wins over Lewis Rumsey and Robert Morrow show why he could be in the UFC before long. With the Octagon headed to his hometown in February, Milstead could be a great candidate to make his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 82.

Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorDan Spohn (12-4) has already tasted a bit of UFC success, as he was on The Ultimate Fighter 19 where he produced one of the sickest knockouts in show history in just 10 seconds as he stopped Tyler King in the preliminary round. Now back on the regional scene, Spohn has been dominant, producing a 4-0 record with three stoppage wins. The former NAAFS light heavyweight champion, “Dragon” recently took a calculated risk moving up to heavyweight where he captured the CFFC title with a second round knockout win over Zu Anyanwu in December.

Mark Cherico (9-1) says he’s retired, but the Intimidation alum continues to be active in MMA. After recently opening up a gym in his native Pittsburgh area, “The Pride of Bloomfield” continues to be incredibly popular in the area and could also be a perfect candidate for UFC Pittsburgh. Mark Cherico MMAMost recently, Cherico competed in what was announced as his last MMA bout, defeating Nate Landwehr via submission at Gladiators of the Cage 19 in October.

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 Alumni Update: Rogers & Spohn face big fights this weekend

Multiple Intimidation Clothing alumni have been making waves around the sport of mixed martial arts, from the UFC to top regional promotions and beyond.

Dan Spohn UFCA cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” Dan “Dragon” Spohn (@dragonspohn) has gone on a hot streak since his lone UFC appearance following the show, winning three straight bouts in regional action. Now, the longtime light heavyweight and former NAAFS 205b champion is about to get heavy, as the Ohio native is set to bulk up to the heavyweight division, where he will challenge Zu Anyanwu for the CFFC heavyweight title at CFFC 53 on Dec. 4 in Philadelphia. Fans interested in watching the bout can order the fight on GFL.tv.

Spohn’s signature Dragon t-shirt is one of the most unique designs in Intimidation Clothing history, and fans can pick up the shirt right today, Cyber Monday, for just $10.

Another longtime sponsored fighter, Brian “The Predator” Rogers (@BRogthePredator) is set to make his 11th appearance inside the Bellator cage at Bellator MMA 147 on Dec. 4. The Ohio native – who now lives and trains in Denver, Colorado – is set to bulk up to the light heavweight division, where he will take on Strikeforce veteran Virgil Zwicker in a 205-pound bout. The fight will air on the main card live on Spike TV. brog-training05_0913Rogers is known for some of the most vicious knockouts in Bellator history, as his flying knee has become a signature and made him a fan favorite.

Fans can pick up his iconic “flying knee” signature tee in the Intimidation store on Cyber Monday for just $10.

Despite a 9-1 record, popular fighter Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (@MarkChericoMMA) has announced his retirement from the sport of MMA. The Pinnacle FC and Gladiators of the Cage featherweight champ has instead decided to focus on running his new gym, as Mark Cherico’s Martial Arts & Fitness will open soon in the Pittsburgh area. Fans still hope to see “The Pride” in the cage sometime in the future.

Two fighters who were long sponsored by Intimidation Clothing recently put on a memorable performance in their matchup at Pinnacle FC 12 over Thanksgiving week. Khama “The Death Star” Worthy (@thedeathstar_1) and Antonio “Mexican Muscle” Castillo Jr. (@CastilloJR_MMA) showed why they have been fan favorites with a fight of the year performance in their co-main event. After Castillo dominated for much of the fight, the two spent time throwing flurries in rounds 2 and 3. Castillo dropped Worthy twice in the second round, but Worthy came out charging hard in the third round, landing a right hand and then finishing shots on the ground to earn the knockout. Check out this memorable fight here.

Jordan Parsons MMAPart of Intimidation’s massive growth in the Minnesota area, Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons (@PrettyBoyMMA_JP) has made a name for himself under the Bellator MMA banner. After a KO win in his first outing, Parsons submitted then 30-0 fighter Julio Cesar Neves. He recently lost his first fight for Bellator, but he figures to be a name to watch in the featherweight division in 2016.

Another fighter who has been sponsored by Intimidation and has long been a friend of the brand, Daniel Straus (@DanielStraus), is once again the Bellator MMA featherweight champion. The Cincinnati native defeated Patricio “Pitbull” Freire on his third attempt to claim the 145-pound title for a second time at Bellator 145 on Nov. 6.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing 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.

 

Dan Spohn photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography

Intimidation’s Summer Blowout features record low prices on MMA fighter signature tees

July 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Products, News

Shop the Intimidation Clothing Clearance section today!

The weather is hot and the deals are sizzling online at IntimidationClothing.com. Jessica Eye clothingWhile four Intimidation alumni face big challenges at UFC on FOX 16, the company that has been well-known for supporting many of the top prospects in the fight game has added a variety of MMA fighter shirts to the sale rack. While the deals are temporary, the quality is alway great with Intimidation Clothing; from the 3.2 oz cotton/polyester blend of the Mark Cherico and Isaiah Chapman tees to the 100% cotton Brian “The Predator” Rogers flying knee KO tee. Intimidation Jessamyn Duke signature teesLoyal to the Women’s MMA and the Ultimate Fighting Championship? Both the Jessica “Evil” Eye and the Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke signature tees are available in unique men’s and women’s designs.

While the deals are awesome for fighter shirts from the highest levels in the sport to the up-and-comers, these prices will not last long. Mark Cherico MMAShop today online in the Intimidation Clothing Clearance section to take advantage today.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing MMA-inspired lifestyle 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 has regularly been 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: Milstead & Nunes continue to rise with 1st round victories

One of Intimidaton Clothing’s brightest stars was in action on Saturday night, as Adam “The Prototype” Milstead put on an impressive performance in the co-main event at PinnacleFC 8 just outside of Pittsburgh.

Adam Milstead MMAMilstead (5-1) improved his record to 5-0 as a heavyweight, as he finished rugged fellow heavyweight Nick Smiley (6-4) via TKO in the first round. Milstead, who returned to the cage after an 18-month layoff, landed a clean uppercut that staggered Smiley, before an overhand right dropped the big Georgian. Milstead finished off his TKO victory with some exclamation point punches on the ground, and the referee pulled him off just 50 seconds into the bout.

In the main event at PinnacleFC 8, Intimidation alum Mark Cherico (7-0) kept his perfect record intact, as he earned a dominant unanimous decision over Indiana’s Luis Guerra (4-2) to claim the first-ever PinnacleFC professional featherweight title.

Meanwhile, competing at King of the Cage: Battle Tested in Walker, Minnesota, BJJ Black Belt Marcelo Nunes improved to 4-0 with a 1st round submission victory. In his 4 professional fights, Nunes has stopped each opponent inside the 1st round with 3 submissions and a TKO win under his belt.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing & MMA fight 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 has regularly been 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.

Featherweights flock to Intimidation

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on identifying the top upcoming talent in mixed martial arts, and many of the sport’s top featherweight prospects have been sponsored by the brand.

Currently one of the sport’s hottest prospects, Pittsburgh’s Khama Worthy (6-2) recently improved to 4-0 with three impressive knockouts since dropping to the featherweight division last year. Frank Caraballo MMAA member of Team Intimidation since his amateur career, “The Death Star” scored another big finish at PinnacleFC 7 on Memorial Day weekend, where he knocked out Anthony Morgan (5-3) in the co-main event in Pittsburgh. The flashy, athletic striker is one of a plethora of talented fighters at or near 145lbs at Fight Club Pittsburgh where the Intimidation name has been a mainstay for years.

Intimidation has also been a longtime sponsor of NAAFS featherweight champion Frank Caraballo (12-7), who has long been lauded as one of the top prospects in mixed martial arts. Now training and coaching at Cal Crowell Fitness, Athletic & MMA Training Center, “The Tank” (pictured, right) is set to headline the Driven MMA/NAAFS Fight Nite in the Flats X card in Cleveland on June 7th. As one of the most popular fighters in Northeast Ohio, Caraballo has won 7 of his last 10 fights and looks to pickup another win in front of the home crowd in Cleveland.

Cody Stevens MMACody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-7-1) has been sponsored by Intimidation many times in the past and is known as one of Ohio’s most popular and durable fighters. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Stevens (pictured, left) has stepped in with the likes of Shinya Aoki, Jimmie Rivera, Dustin Neace, Wilson Reis, Donny Walker and more in his storied career. Having recently fought as a bantamweight as well, Stevens recently became a member of the Strong Style Fight Team, which is an official Intimidation dealer in Northeast Ohio. Stevens has also lived and trained in Thailand, where he is a member of Tiger Muay Thai and was set to face in-state rival Caraballo before an injury postponed that battle.

Outside of the Ohio Valley, Intimidation is a longtime sponsor of former CFA featherweight champion Jordan Parsons (10-1), who has posted three straight victories after a yearlong layoff. Most recently, he made his Bellator debut at Bellator 117 in Iowa, where he earned his third career knockout victory with a 1-2 combination to put his opponent to sleep just 4 seconds into the second round. With a very good record and a win inside Bellator’s cage under his belt, Parsons is vying for a tournament spot in Bellator MMA’s deep 145lb division.

One of the newest members of Team Intimidation, Terry House (6-8) is one of the Chicagoland area’s most popular fighters. A 4-time veteran of the Intimidation-sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana, House (pictured, right) also promotes anti-bullying in the area. Terry House MMAHe will be back in action on May 31st in Hammond, Indiana for the Intimidation sponsored United Combat League event outside of Chicago, just across the Indiana/Illinois border.

One of the longest-running sponsorships for the Intimidation brand in the 145lb division is with Bobby Emmons. One of the first fighters from Indiana ever sponsored by Intimidation, Emmons fights at both 145 and 155lbs and has his own signature tee from the popular brand which is the largest supporter of Local MMA in the Midwest, if not the USA. Emmons is a former top contender for the highly-respected Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana and has the clever nickname “White Trash BJJ.” Most recently, Emmons took a fight in Pittsburgh on a week’s notice and scored a 1st round submission win to improve his pro record to 4-3.

While Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker has fought just once since April of 2012, the 2-time UFC veteran has a resume few can argue with. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy, Walker was one of the first fighters ever sponsored by the Intimidation brand and his signature tee was released just before winning the NAAFS featherweight title in August 2011. A police officer by day, Walker has faced many top names at 135 and 145 pounds in the Midwest.

Kyle Kyote Rozewski MMAFinally, Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski is one of the hottest featherweight prospects in the Midwest. After starting his pro MMA career at 0-2 Rozewski made the move and transition from near his hometown in Buffalo, New York to Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio. Since that change “Kyote” (pictured, left) has gone 4-1 with his lone loss coming to retired top MMA prospect Anthony Durnell (14-4). Over a three year pro career Rozewski’s three losses have come to three fighters with a combined pro record of 21-5, and his most recent win came at the expense of one of Ohio MMA’s long-standing warriors in Dustin “The Reaper” Kempf in March 2014. Rozewski will look to continue his hot streak opposite Wes Hanson (2-0) at Driven MMA’s NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats X in Cleveland on June 7th.

The aforementioned Kempf and Durnell, both Team Intimidation members for years, know tough battles just like those mentioned above. While Kempf, also a police officer by day, has fought a ringer over the years including Walker, Caraballo, Rozewski and top bantamweight prospect Isaiah Chapman, “The Reaper” continues to remain active with a 6-7 pro record. Meanwhile Durnell, a member of Fight Club Pittsburgh, announced his retirement from the sport in late 2013 after a 5-1 record in his final 6 pro fights.

Looking to Intimidation’s rich crop of alumni, the brand has also worked with a plethora of top 145lb fighters. Mark Cherico MMAAmong that list is Pittsburgh MMA stars Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (6-0) and Justin Steave (6-4), former MTV Caged star Tony Kelley (2-0) and rising Ohio MMA star Antonio Castillo, Jr.. While Cherico (pictured, right) was sponsored by Intimidation in his final amateur fights and several professional fights, he remains one of the top prospects in the featherweight division and is rumored to be near the top of the UFC’s watch list. His teammate Justin “The Hawk” Steave was sponsored by Intimidation as an amateur and early in his pro MMA career as he won 4 straight fights in 2012-2013.

Tony “Primetime” Kelley was sponsored by Intimidation in both of his first two professional bouts, where he has earned victories in both with 1st round stoppages. Finally Castillo, a winner of 6 of his last 7 fights and the past 4 straight, was a staple of the Intimidation brand at MMA events in Cleveland for years as he built his name into one of the most avoided featherweights in the Midwest.

On the national stage, Intimidation has sponsored multiple notable fighters in Bellator’s featherweight tournaments, which has become a cornerstone division for the organization throughout its history. shah-shamhalaev01_400In the past, Intimidation has sponsored former Bellator Featherweight Champion and tournament winner Daniel Straus, tournament winner and Shah Shamhalaev (pictured, left), as well as Mike Richman, Marlon Sandro, Fabricio Guerreiro, Mike Corey, and Genair da Silva.

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 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 to sponsor Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Intimidation Clothing is excited to announce its sponsorship of Pinnacle FC’s upcoming “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 6″ event on March 29th at the Sportsplex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mark Cherico MMAOne of the fastest-growing promotions in the Ohio Valley region, Pinnacle will make its first appearance of the calendar year, looking to capitalize on an impressive last event in November.

The PFC 6 card is the deepest in organization history, including multiple Intimidation sponsored fighters and fast-rising prospects in the area. In the main event, Intimidation alum  Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (5-0) is set to take on Indiana product Brady Hovermale (9-3). The co-main event features Intimidation sponsored fighter and Bellator MMA veteran Rob Hanna (3-0), who looks to keep his unbeaten record intact against Intimidation alum Joey Holt (3-1).

The card also features a deep amateur lineup including 3 title bouts and multiple fighters from the popular Fight Club Pittsburgh gym. In the amateur main event, Intimidation sponsored fighter Jerrell “Tunderkat” Hodge (10-1 – pictured, left) will compete in his final bout before turning pro as he challenges Rich Cantolina (10-6) for the PinnacleFC featherweight title.

Jerrell Hodge MMAOfficial representatives will  be on hand at the Out of the Cage Clothing booth selling Intimidation branded t-shirts, hoodies and Mark Cherico signature tees (pictured, above, right).

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of fight lifestyle clothing & MMA 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.

Weekend MMA Recap: Jessica Zomcik wins Tuff-N-Uff gold while Intimidation brand continues nationwide growth

Intimidation Clothing moved through the holiday weekend and into the first weekend of December with one of the most successful weekends in recent memory, including two fighters winning high profile fights and a successful event in the Steel City.

Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAt Pinnacle FC’s “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5” just outside of the Steel City, Intimidation Clothing served as an event sponsor and was on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more. With a continued focus on the Pittsburgh market, Intimidation also had Team Intimidation unbeaten pro fighter Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico signing autographs at its official booth.

At the Pinnacle FC event, Intimidation also sponsored the winning of the evening’s main event, as TUF 16 veteran Julian “Night Train” Lane (6-3-1) took home a unanimous decision victory over Joey Holt (3-1). Lane now has some momentum with his sixth career victory and a 2-1-1 record in his last four outings.

At the Tuff-N-Uff event in Las Vegas on Friday, Team Intimidation’s Jessica Zomcik (9-3) closed out her amateur career by winning the organization’s 145-pound title with a second round TKO victory over Shannon Reed (2-2). The wins sees Zomcik joins an impressive list of former Tuff-N-Uff women’s champions including Rondy Rousey and Jessamyn Duke. Jessica Zomcik MMAZomcik is now planning to make her professional debut sometime in 2014 and has already been contacted by multiple high profile organizations as she is currently ranked as the #1 amateur female featherweight in the world.

Intimidation Clothing continues the grind as the biggest supporter of Local MMA this weekend with events sponsored in Buffalo, New York as well as both Akron and Fredericktown, Ohio, in the USA and a MMA event in Essex, England. Meanwhile, on December 13th Intimidation will sponsor MMA events in Erie, Pennsylvania and the live televised XFC 27 event in Muskegon, Michigan.

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. 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.

Unbeaten top prospect Mark Cherico to sign autographs at the Intimidation booth at Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5 in Canonsburg, PA

“The Pride of Bloomfield” is ready return to the cage in early 2014 and continue his unbeaten streak, but before he fights again he will first make another appearance close to home. Mark Cherico MMAAt Wednesday night’s Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5 event in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Cherico will sign autographs for the fans at the Intimidation booth at intermission. Intimidation Clothing released the Marck Cherico signature tee (pictured on Mark, right) in July which will be on sale at the company’s booth along with the women’s Cherico tank top.

After being named as the “best fighter in Pittsburgh” in 2012 by StandThemUp.org, Chercio scored two wins in late 2012 and two more in 2013 to improve to 5-0 as a pro. His most recent fight is easily his most impressive as he scored a 2nd round TKO of 2-time UFC veteran Donny Walker (18-10) on June 29th at Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3. Cherico will busy throughout the night as several of his Fight Club Pittsburgh teammates will be in action.

The 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion has racked up an impressive string of 14 finishes in 14 total combined fights having fought for the NAAFS, Rocktagon MMA, Pinnacle and more over his amateur and pro careers. Mark Cherico MMAA MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM dating back to his amateur career.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA fight 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 FOX, 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.

 

Photo (left) courtesy of LandryLynnePhotos.com

Intimidation Clothing October Athlete of the Month – Anthony Durnell

It’s not often that fighters in combat sports get to go out on their own terms, as the definition of a warrior includes a competitive fighting spirit. But one such fighter who was able to go out on his own terms was Anthony Durnell, a member of Team Intimidation. He recently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts competition.

Anthony Durnell MMADurnell had a successful 18-fight career, including fights all over the world during his time in the United States Air Force. In 2012, he returned stateside, where he had his first fight at RFO Big Guns 9. He defeated Rustin Jones, and soon thereafter he became an official member of Team Intimidation.

“Intimidation has been absolutely phenomenal from the second [President] Luke [Jernigan] and I met,” Durnell said. “Always extremely professional, and they always went above and beyond. I’m going to continue to wear their gear. Not only because they make sick shirts, but because we need more people like those at that company.”

Durnell was extremely successful as a professional, going 14-4 including winning 5 of his last 6 bouts. He held a perfect 3-0 record for Pittsburgh’s Pinnacle FC, and he was reportedly slated to compete at a Bellator MMA event in November. But with a desire to spend more time with his family and coaching rather than fighting, he decided that now was the time for him to hang it up.

“Retiring from MMA was an extremely difficult and emotional decision,” Durnell said. “I have invested years, and years, into the sport. So much went into becoming a better Martial artist. But it was time for a number of reasons. The last year or so, I have realized that I get more satisfaction seeing my teammates and friends succeed. Guys like [Mark] Cherico, [Justin] Wilcox, [Kyle] Rozewski, [Khama] Worthy, [Cody] Garbrandt and all my Thai students, than I would when I would win my own fight. I’ll still be around the fight game. It will never be too far from my mind. Plus, my wife and I are extremely excited to welcome our third child into our home around March. So who knows we may have another martial artist storming through the Fight Club Pittsburgh cages soon.”

Tony Durnell MMADurnell started his pro career in 2008 with a fight in Germany, and he started his career 8-0. Since returning to the U.S., Durnell lost just one bout, to top featherweight prospect Cody Stevens.

“My career was blessed beyond compare,” Durnell said. “Just to have the opportunities to fight in some of the world’s oldest and most beautiful cities was incredible. Cities like Helsinki, Lucern, and Kaiserslautern, insane! Some of my favorite memories were people who couldn’t speak any English at all trying to tell you how awesome your fight was. Another was beating the eventual BAMMA (Brittish Association of Mixed Martial Arts) Featherweight Champion, Alan Omer, in front of his home crowd. Then to top it off by getting the opportunity to train at Pittsburgh’s premier MMA gym, and end on a three fight win streak was a beautiful ending.”

Durnell has always been known as not only an exciting fighter inside the cage, but also a respectful and honorable man outside it. He will always be a valued member of Team Intimidation.

Check out the video of his final fight below, a victory over Amran Aliyev at Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 4 in August.

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.

 

Photographs courtesy of Jack Jones Foto & Landry Lynne Photos.

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.

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