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.

IntimidationMMA.com Update: Intimidation making waves across the globe with MMA’s biggest names

April 6, 2011 by  
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There’s no denying the fact that Intimidation Clothing is one of the fastest-growing brands of MMA apparel in the USA. In the past year, the company has seen consistent exponential growth as they have become one of the dominant brands in the Midwest. At no time was this more evident than the March 5, 2011 Strikeforce event in Columbus where Intimidation had five fighters sponsored seeing those five fighters go 4-1 before a crowd over over 7,000 at Nationwide Arena. Randy Couture with Travis ClarkWhen combined with their strong presence at every event from one of the most highly-respected regional promotions in the USA, the NAAFS, as well as their presence and fighter sponsorships at multiple other MMA promotions across the Midwest, it is clear to see that the Intimidation brand is indeed breaking out of the state of Ohio and into new markets nationwide.

Proof of Intimidation’s emergence onto the national scene is visible in recent photos provided by fighters and fans alike to the company. Undefeated middleweight Travis Clark cornered one of Intimidation’s Strikeforce winners, Jason “Freebird” Freeman, and posed for a picture with Randy Couture while wearing his Intimidation hat. Clark sent the picture shortly after the Strikeforce event in early March 2011.

Fedor Emelnko with fan wearing Intimidation shirtOn April 4th, one of Intimidation Clothing’s loyal customers who has made multiple online purchases at IntimidationClothing.com from his home in the Netherlands, sent Intimidation a picture of himself wearing the popular Spartan shirt standing next to “The Last Emperor,” Fedor Emelianenko. While Fedor’s mystique has taken a bit of a hit with consecutive losses, the former pound for pound king remains one of the best fighters in MMA history.

In addition, Intimidation Clothing was the title sponsor for MMA seminars in 2010 with UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock as well as current #1 contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, Gray Maynard.

Fans can keep watching for more Intimidation Clothing updates by following Intimidation on Twitter, choosing to like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and view news updates online at IntimidationMMA.com.