Arnold Sports Classic highlights record shattering weekend for Intimidation Clothing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 1, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce that the popular clothing brand will serve as a sponsor for the inaugural Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis on Jan. 11. The organization, owned in part by UFC veteran Chris Lytle, will be a pro/am event. Lytle is a longtime MMA favorite, having competed on The Ultimate Fighter 4 and inside the Octagon an incredible 20 times. Midwest Fight Series MMAHe also works full-time as a firefighter in the Indianapolis area.

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

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

Intimidation sponsored NAAFS programming moves to Friday nights in prime time on SportsTime Ohio

October 8, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing has been a longtime sponsor of the Ohio-based North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS), and the growth of that partnership continues as the NAAFS Cagefighting program debuted in prime time on its longtime broadcast partner, Sports Time Ohio. The program, which features the top fights from recent live NAAFS events, will now show new episodes at 9pm ET each Friday night while keeping their strong Sunday night at 11 pm ET time slot as well.

NAAFS Fight Nite in the FlatsThe NAAFS is considered one of the top organizations in the Midwest, with its well-respected amateur series and rising professional prospects. The organization has recently featured such Intimidation-sponsored fighters as Brian “The Predator” Rogers, Stipe Miocic, Jessica Eye, Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Sean McCorkle and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a sponsor of every live NAAFS event, as well as the NAAFS Cagefighting show on STO. Fans can see Intimidation commercial spots during the show and the Intimidation logo is regularly seen inside the cage on the cage floor, cage posts and on fighters sporting Intimidation gear.

Sports Time Ohio is available throughout Ohio on many cable providers, as well as nationwide on DirecTV and Dish Network.

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 having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor UFC vet Sean McCorkle at WMMA event in El Paso, Texas

March 27, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of super heavyweight Sean McCorkle at WMMA 1 on Saturday night. McCorkle, a 3-time UFC vet, will face Brian Heden (17-10) at the event at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event, is entitled “WMMA: McCorkle vs. Heden, Fighting for a Better World.” Per MMAfrenzy.com, “the fight card will be held to support Wounded Warriors, a charity dedicated to rehabilitating U.S. Armed Forces veterans who have been injured or disabled in combat. Sean McCorkle MMAThe fight will be broadcast over the Armed Forces Network, which reaches Armed Forces personnel across the country, as well as through pay-per-view, Dish and AvailTVN in the States.”

Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle (16-2) is a 3-time UFC veteran who boasts an undefeated 15-0 record outside of the UFC’s Octagon. A six year pro in the MMA world fighting out of Indianapolis, Indiana, McCorkle has finished his opponent in 15 of his 16 wins with only three of 16 career fights lasting past the 1st round. The sponsorship of McCorkle is the 4th consecutive fight with Intimidation providing his fight shorts including his win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 16 on January 28th in Morgantown, West Virginia and his 1st round submission win at Bellator 60 earlier this month. McCorkle is expected to wear Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter board shorts for the fight.

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

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation sponsored fighters complete perfect 4-0 night at Bellator 60 in Hammond, Indiana

March 11, 2012 by  
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While the 6th season of Bellator MMA events began on Friday night in Hammond, Indiana, Team Intimidation (#TeamIntimidation) prevailed as one of the biggest winners. Sponsoring four fighters on the card including two Featherweight Tournament participants, the Intimidation brand was not only highly visible, but even more successful.

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3-time UFC veteran Sean McCorkle picked up a win in his Bellator debut at Bellator 60 in Hammond, IN.

On the televised card Featherweight Tournament participants Daniel Straus & Mike Corey earned wins on MTV2, both by unanimous decision. Straus (18-4, 4-1 Bellator) topped Jeremy Spoon (12-1, 2-1 Bellator) for his 14th win in 15 fights while Corey, a member of Team Curran MMA near Chicago, improved to 12-2-1 in defeating Ronnie Mann (21-5, 3-2 Bellator). Meanwhile, on the undercard, Super Heavyweight Sean McCorkle improved to 16-2 (1-0 Bellator, 1-2 UFC) with a 1st round neck crank submission win and Genair da Silva scored a 3rd round TKO victory.

Intimidation will be seen on national TV once again on MTV2 on Friday, March 16th as Brian “The Predator” Rogers takes on Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament finalist Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61.

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

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation sponsored Daniel Straus & Mike Corey score wins on MTV2 at Bellator 60

March 10, 2012 by  
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Jason Dent & Daniel Straus talk while waiting for the decision of their fight at NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 in October 2011.

Intimidation Clothing scored a huge night on Friday night at the sold out Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana as sponsored fighters went 4-0 on the night and 2-0 in the nationally televised MTV2 bouts. Both Daniel Straus and Mike Corey scored unanimous decision wins as each advanced to the semifinals in Bellator’s Season 6 Featherweight Tournament. The two are now set to square off in the semifinals opposite Marlon Sandro and Alexandre Bezerra, likely at Bellator 64 in April.

A product of Vision MMA in Cincinnati, Straus improves to 18-4 as a pro and 4-1 with the Bellator promotion in defeating Jeremy Spoon (12-1, 2-1 Bellator). The Season 4 Summer Series Featherweight Tournament finalist has now racked up 22 professional fights in just three years having won 14 of his past 15 fights. Corey, a member of Team Curran MMA near Chicago, improved to 12-2-1 scoring a unanimous decision win over Ronnie Mann (21-5, 3-2 Bellator).

In addition to the two main card winners the Intimidation brand also sponsored undercard fighters Sean McCorkle and Genair “Junior PQD” da Silva. Intimidation will once again be featured on MTV2 on Friday, March 16th as Brian “The Predator” Rogers faces Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61.

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 having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle at Bellator 60 in Hammond, Indiana

March 9, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of super heavyweight Sean McCorkle at Bellator 60 on Friday night. Sean McCorkle MMAMcCorkle, a 3-time UFC vet, will face Richard White at the Bellator event in Hammond, Indiana.

Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle (15-2) is a 3-time UFC veteran who boasts an undefeated 14-0 record outside of the UFC’s Octagon. A six year pro in the MMA world, McCorkle has finished his opponent in 14 of his 15 wins with only three of 16 career fights lasting past the 1st round. The sponsorship of McCorkle is the third of three fights he is already scheduled for in early 2012 including his win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 16 on January 28th in Morgantown, West Virginia and a win at LFC 51 in February. McCorkle is expected to wear Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter board shorts for the fight.

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

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

McCorkle, Hickey earn victories sponsored by the Intimidation brand

February 13, 2012 by  
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While their weight classes are drastically different, the results were the same for Intimidation sponsored Super Heavyweight Sean McCorkle and Bantamweight Justin Hickey over the weekend.

Sean McCorkle MMAThree time UFC veteran Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle, who tips the scales at 300+ pounds, fought for the second time in 13 days and scored the same result; an arm-triangle submission victory. Now 15-2 and 14-0 outside of the UFC, McCorkle (@BigSexyMcCorkle) earned his 5th straight win and is scheduled to fight again at Bellator 60 on March 9th in Hammond, Indiana. A six year pro in the MMA world, McCorkle has finished his opponent in 14 of his 15 wins with only three of 16 career fights lasting past the 1st round. The sponsorship of McCorkle is the second of three fights he is already scheduled for in early 2012 including his win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 16 on January 28th in Morgantown, West Virginia and the March Bellator fight. The Intimidation brand is pleased to sponsor the Indiana-based McCorkle in each of the three fights where he will wear Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter board shorts.

Justin “The Butcher” Hickey stepped into the cage opposite Jason McLean (6-4) at PA Cage Fight 10 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania on Friday night. Hickey (5-2), who regularly fights at 135 and 145 lbs, faced a bigger fighter in McLean, but the the 23 year old Hickey (@JustinHickeyMMA) scored a decision win for his 6th win in 7 fights.

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 having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter.

NAAFS: Caged Fury 16 – Photo Gallery

After an incredibly successful debut in the state of West Virginia last month, rumors are abound in the MMA community that the NAAFS is planning a return trip to WV in the coming months. Intimidation Clothing is a proud sponsor of all NAAFS events including the January 28th, 2012 NAAFS: Caged Fury 16 event in Morgantown which saw a packed house enjoy 11 great pro fights. Our friends at HexLinc Photography have provided all of the photos below from the Morgantown event:

Main Event – Sean McCorkle defeats Mike Gordon via Submission – Round 1

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UFC vet Sean McCorkle was sponsored by Intimidation Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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McCorkle talks to referee Dan Miragliotta after his win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Holt defeats Nate Hall by KO – Round 1

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Joey Holt improves to 3-0 as a pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Montalvo defeats Jeremy Czarnecki by TKO – Round 2

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Matt Montalvo scored a TKO win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnell Green won his pro debut with a Guillotine Choke – Round 1

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Ronnell Green won his pro debut via Submission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Cummins tops Stephanie Frausto by Unanimous Decision

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Ashley "Smashley" Cummins improved to 2-0 as a pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again thank you to our friends at HexLinc Photography for all of these great photos!

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