Intimidation alums continue to see success inside the UFC’s octagon

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on seeking out the top up-and-coming talent in the mixed martial arts industry and beyond, and it would stand to reason that many Team Intimidation alums would go on to see successes at the top level of the sport, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Stipe Miocic UFCWhile Intimidation has sponsored many UFC veterans – including Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia, recently retired Forrest Petz, “Ultimate Fighter 9” veteran Jason Dent, eccentric heavyweight Wes Sims, top lightweight Charlie Brenneman, and tough bantamweight Donny Walker – many fighters currently inside the Octagon have also donned the brand over the past few years:

Stipe Miocic
Currently one of the UFC’s hottest heavyweight prospects, Miocic was sponsored by Intimidation during his NAAFS Heavyweight Championship title run in 2011 as he began his pro career at 6-0 before signing with the UFC. The former collegiate baseball player and wrestler is a member of the Strong Style Fight Team – which is an official Intimidation dealer – alongside other Team Intimidation members Brian Rogers, John Hawk, Joe Heiland and more. Jessica Eye & Eye Believe MerchandiseHe most recently defeated Gabriel Gonzaga in January at UFC on FOX 11 and moved his UFC record to 5-1.

Jessica “Evil” Eye
When Bellator MMA dissolved its women’s division earlier this year, the Strong Style product became the hottest free agent in MMA. Just days later, she signed on to be a part of the UFC’s fast-growing women’s bantamweight division. The Ohio native put her 7-fight winning streak on the line when she made her organizational debut against former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on October 19th where Eye earned a hard-fought split decision win (which was later overturned to a no contest). She will be back in the cage at UFC 170 when she faces Alexis Davis. Intimidation’s Jessica Eye signature shirt is one of the company’s most popular fighter shirts and Intimidation is also the former online outlet of the Eye Believe line of clothing & merchandise.

“Relentless” Roger Bowling
One of the best knockout artists in MMA, the Cincinnati product made his UFC debut earlier this year on the heels of having two knockout wins over the span of three fights. Roger Bowling & Brian Rogers @ Strikeforce in ColumbusNow at lightweight, Bowling (pictured on left with Brian Rogers) continues to be one of the more underrated fighters in the UFC. Bowling went 4-3 in his seven Strikeforce fights and was sponsored before his Strikeforce signing and multiple times inside the Strikeforce cage by Intimidation, who also makes the Roger Bowling signature tee.

Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank
This well-rounded fighter has a background in both karate and wrestling, and he made his way into the UFC after starring on The Ultimate Fighter 15. He has put together an impressive 4-2 record inside the Octagon, including wins over tough veteran Yves Edwards and Mike Rio in his last outing at UFC on FOX 11. The Michigan native is currently climing the UFC’s steep lightweight ladder. UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank with Intimidation CEO Luke JerniganIntimidation and Cruickshank worked together for nearly two years over a span of five fights before signing with the UFC as he went 5-0 while sponsored by the Intimidation brand.

Sara McMann
Sara McMann, the silver medal winner in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, is also a 3-time medalist at the FILA World Championships, taking home silver in 2003 and bronze in both 2005 and 2007. After a career in wrestling at 138 pounds, McMann has made a name for herself in Mixed Martial Arts at 135 lbs and is 7-0 after defeating Shiela Gaff at UFC 159. McMann will get a title shot next and face Ronda Rousey at UFC 170 in February 2014.

Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley
The newest member of the UFC’s roster from this list, Lapsley signed in mid-October to fight at UFC 167. A native of Indiana, Lapsley brought a 4-fight winning streak into his UFC debut, including three submissions. Intimidation has sponsored Lapsley in multiple bouts, including his recent victory over Gerald Meerschaert at Rocktagon 23 in Cleveland in 2013. The veteran fighter has earned 15 career submission victories, and he has won 8 of his last 10. Lapsley (22-6) made his UFC debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas last November.

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, Support Local MMA tees 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.

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 Clothing releases schedule of autograph signings at 2013 Arnold Sports Festival

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the schedule of autograph signings for the weekend at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The Intimidation Clothing booth #110 will be busy with top level MMA athletes signing autographs including Bellator Middleweight Brian “The Predator” Rogers, #1 ranked female MMA star Jessica Eye and more. Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorIt is also expected that a variety of athletes and MMA fighters will stop by the booth throughout the weekend’s event including UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman, UFC vet Sean Salmon, TUF vet Casey Dyer, undefeated UVC 22 winners Tim Dunn & Isaac Steele, Robby Malof of Limitless Athletics near Cincinnati and more. In addition, all fighter signature shirts that the company has designed will be on sale at the company’s booth including those for Eye, Rogers and Wes Sims who are listed below.

We also encourage all fans in attendance to sign up for our mailing list as the first 300 to do so at the Intimidation booth each day will receive a free scratch off card with prizes up to $100 in free Intimidation merchandise.

Intimidation Clothing recommends you follow Intimidation Clothing (@IntimidationMMA) and each fighter on Twitter (listed below) to ensure that potential schedule changes are communicated effectively. The expected schedule of signings includes:

Friday, March 1

  • 11 am – 1 pm: Dan “Dragon” Spohn – @DragonSpohn
  • 1-4 pm: Brian “The Predator” Rogers – @BRogThePredator
  • 3-5 pm: Wes Sims

Saturday, March 2

  • 11 am-2 pm: Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman – @TheBeastChapman
  • 1-4 pm: Jessica “Evil” Eye – @JessicaEvilEye

Sunday, March 3

  • 11 am-2 pm: Luke Zachrich – @Luke Zachrich

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.

 

All times Eastern Time. Schedule & fighters subject to change.

Intimidation Clothing releases Wes Sims “Raising Ruckus World Tour” t-shirt

September 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Wes Sims Raising Ruckus ShirtIntimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of the Wes Sims “Raising Ruckus World Tour” t-shirt (pictured). Sims (22-13-1-2),  is one of the taller MMA fighters to compete in the UFC at 6 ft 8 in and is a member of Team Hammer House. Sims joined Hammer House in 1999 and began training to fight after meeting Mark Coleman in 1999 and is regularly seen at fights and other public appearances with Coleman today. While Sims was well known for his rivalry with Frank Mir when he and Mir fought at UFC 43 and UFC 46, he may be best known for his stint on The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights. On TUF 10 Sims was one of the stars of the show along with Kimbo Slice and eventual winner Roy Nelson.

Wes Sims “Raising Ruckus World Tour” tee is a 1990s concert-style tee was custom designed for Wes to publicize his busy 2012 which included events across the USA and a fight in Bulgaria earlier this year.

> BUY NOW! – Wes Sims “Raising Ruckus World Tour” shirt

Wes Sims & Luke Jernigan

Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan with Wes Sims at the Big Bully MMA event in Niles, Ohio in May 2012.

The shirt is now available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and will be released to the public at the Intimidation sponsored ICF: Destruction event in Sullivan, Indiana on September 15th where both Sims and Coleman are expected to be in attendance.

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.

> BUY NOW! – Wes Sims “Raising Ruckus World Tour” shirt

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.

Mark Coleman & Wes Sims - Intimidation

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.

Trey Ross MMA

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 to sponsor former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski at One FC event in Philippines

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia  at ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation on August 31st. Sylvia, a 2-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, will face another former UFC Champ in Andrei Arlovski in what will be the 4th match-up of the two fighters. While Sylvia has won two of the three fights with Arlovski, a recent MMA Junkie article billed the two as having no love lost and Sylvia telling MMA Junkie Radio that he remembered of Arlovski: “Him being fast but having a weak chin.” Tim Sylvia, former UFC Heavyweight ChampionThe two former champions will square off at the event, ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation which takes place August 31st at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia (31-7), a pro since 2001 who fought 14 times in 21 months in 2001 and 2002, is a 13-fight veteran of the UFC and 2-time UFC Champion having won the belt at UFC 41 and again at UFC 59 with three total successful title defenses. Also a veteran of the now defunct Affliction MMA series, Sylvia has faced many of the biggest names in MMA heavyweight competition during his pro career including Randy Couture, Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski (3 times), Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Paul Buentello, Jeff Monson, Ricco Rodriguez, Ben Rothwell, Wes Sims, Brandon Vera and more.

In recent months Sylvia has been in the media extensively campaigning for a return to the UFC, and given his 9-4 record inside the octagon it is hard to argue. A winner of seven of his last eight fights, Sylvia will look to continue his hot streak this time wearing Intimidation products from head to toe.

“The sponsorship of Tim Sylvia is yet another step for the Intimidation brand onto the national MMA stage,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Fans have seen our growth first hand into one of the top brands in the Midwest and they are now able to witness our steps onto the national stage. But while our company continues to grow we will not lose sight of those who have helped us reach this level as we continue to focus on great styles, high quality products and exceptional customer service.”

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 and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. 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 the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

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