Reebok unveiled their long-awaited UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear lines today, and to say they’re a joke would be a huge understatement. The fighters in the UFC are the baddest people on the planet, yet Reebok managed to outfit them in these “fight kits” that redefine the words bland & unflattering. Just check out former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks and Miesha Tate in the new Reebok duds:
No, that isn’t the IT guy from your office. That’s actually Johny Hendricks. Is that shirt made from the same material as sheer bicycle shorts? At least the women’s gear Miesha Tate is sporting is a little less unflattering, but check out the face on the girl to the right of Tate. She looks like she’s about to puke:
Almost didn’t even notice the “somebody farted” face from the guy behind her
I haven’t watched any videos or listened to any audio from the unveiling of Reebok’s latest product line, but I could only imagine when these UFC fighters walked on the stage there wasn’t much noise at all. Maybe a few people whispering “what the fuck?”
It’s one thing for the new mandatory uniforms to be hideous. It’s another to make multiple errors on the jerseys the day they’re released. Reebok has since taken the apparel with errors off of their website, but not before the internet could get some screen grabs.
Let’s start with the jersey Reebok released of a Bellator fighter, Josh Koscheck.
He’s had many memorable UFC fights. But he’s no longer in the UFC. Someone’s getting fired.
This one’s my personal favorite. Gilbert Melendez is one of the biggest names in MMA. Reebok spelled his name “Giblert”.
If Statefarm doesn’t capitalize on this, they’re dropping the ball
Ronaldo Souza’s nickname is “Jacare”. Apparently Reebok thinks Jacare is his real name and Ronaldo is his nickname.
Maybe they think he’s a big soccer fan?
Another MMA legend, Lyoto Machida, inexplicably had his name remixed with Marcio “Lyoto” Alexandre, as Reebok came up with this hilarious jersey.
I’d like to meet the moron at Reebok who fucked this one up. Seriously?
There are probably more errors but these are the only ones I was able to scope on the interwebs. These jerseys range from $70-95 (the popular fighters seem to be a little less expensive) but I can’t see anyone outside of a fighters’ family and close friends purchasing them. They look ridiculous. The UFC Fan Gear is a little more reasonable, ranging from $28-35 for t-shirts. They’re all pretty terrible except for the fighter fan tees and a couple of women’s shirts. Here’s an example of the fighter fan tees:
I’m not sure how the giant graffic on the front would feel while wearing it…
So if you were anticipating the Reebok UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear release in hopes of copping something to support your favorite fighter, a $35 tee with a giant graphic on the front (the back is blank) is your best bet. I got a pretty dope McGregor tee a few months ago with a graphic of his chest tat on the front with “Notorious” on the back, but Reebok currently only sells the ladies version. #sorrynotsorry.