-Rafael dos Anjos fined 10,000 for wearing another t-shirt that wasn’t Reebok
-Donald Cerrone fined 5,000 for having the American Flag stitched in his shorts.
The Reebok deal is for six-year, $70 million dollars. UFC executives say that fighters earne anywhere from $2,500 to $40,000 per fight to wear the Reebok brand. If that’s the case then explain why so many fighters are against it? I think their should be some sort of compromise. Fighters should be allowed to have sponsors and promote them but there should be limit. Look at NASCAR for example. Sometimes you hear more about the sponsors then you do the actual drivers. I’d like to hear about the fighters but would also like to know who invests their money into a fighter. I also think if a fighter wants to wear their country’s flag or their camps logo on their shorts they should be allowed to wear it without punishment.
So I ask you as a fan. What would you rather see?
|Fighters under the Reebok Sponsorship|
|Fighters when they had their own sponsorships|
Big difference isn’t there? Reebok has no personality in their trunk designs and then you see all these fighters with their respective look. Could you imagine any of these fighters in the Reebok gear? I couldn’t imagine fighters from 10 years ago walking out to plain black or white gear. I still love watching the UFC fights but it’s hard to keep my attention because all I see is black and white. Hopefully in 6 years we will see some colorful attire once again. Until then we have to deal with the boring UFC-Reebok partnership. Good riddance!