Bad Boy website in USA now up

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  1. BADBOYMMA.COM

    BADBOYMMA.COM White Belt

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    There have been several posts regarding Bad Boy products.
    We'd like to introduce outselves, we are

    www.badboymma.com

    We are based in the USA and carry a variety of Bad Boy products, t-shirts, gi's, rash guards, fight shorts, loose grappling shorts, backpacks, and gear bags.
    All of our stuff is made in Brazil.
     
  2. physicaltherapy

    physicaltherapy Blue Belt

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    are you guys getting any patches??? I'd love to put some patches on my gi
     
  3. Weonlywonsixtwo

    Weonlywonsixtwo Banned Banned

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    Your shit is WAY too overpriced.
     
  4. Fozzy1

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    agreed. the badboy name is not enough to support high level prices like these. Sprawl I could understand, because the products and service is unbelivable.

    Good luck though, there seems to be alot of demand for badboy gear on a consistent basis around here.

    ~Foz
     
  5. UltimaMMA

    UltimaMMA Orange Belt

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    I checked over the site and the prices seem in line with other apparel companies. IMHO, the kimono's seem pretty expensive, especially if they are only rebadged Torah gi's. Torah gi's run like $100 shipped from Brazil. Other than the gi's, everything else on that site seems regular price. I might pick up a tee and a rashguard, thou.

    Has anyone bought anything off the site yet? I know it was mentioned on the board a few weeks back, so I'm sure someone bought something by now.
     
  6. sir037

    sir037 Forever Noob

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    Unfortunately, I just bought a new truck so I won't be buying any gear for a while. Best of luck though.
     
  7. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    $77 for a backpack while the much larger holdall is $15 less? $135 for a basic white gi? $15 bucks for a belt?

    Good luck.
     
  8. ClampXVII

    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    Looks good but theres no way I could afford to spend that much on gear.
     
  9. TREX-TSM

    TREX-TSM Orange Belt

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    Pretty good prices on tshirts and fight shorts. 20$ for tshirts and 30$ for fight shorts that seems good pricing.
     
  10. Fightgear UK

    Fightgear UK Leading European Fightwear Specialists

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    Would you care to comment on whether you are part of the Brazilian BadBoy company?
     
  11. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Badboy USA and BadBoy Brazil existed separately before years ago, I'm assuming the same thing holds true now.
     
  12. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    How did they exist seperately? They have the same logos and everything.
     
  13. thaiboxgrappler

    thaiboxgrappler ******* *******

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    The Gis do seem a bit high, but the shorts are reasonably priced.
     
  14. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Same way two NoGi companies exist. It costs a Hell of a lot to trademark something internationally unless you are an extremely sucessful brand (Sony, Adidas etx) or have a rich person doing so (50 Cent and the G-Unit brand).
     
  15. Fightgear UK

    Fightgear UK Leading European Fightwear Specialists

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    These days international trademarking is largely down to individual countries ability and willingness to police trademarks. A trademark is a 'proprietary identication of brand' which due to international open markets doesn't necessarily mean that a trademark held in each country is necessary unless you are planning on taking them to court in that country. With BadBoy and BadBoy USA, my own impression (dating back to the mid-90's) on it was that the US company originally was going to or did market the Brazilian brand in the US. Then BadBoy Brazil went down the tubes for a while (not for the last time) but the brand was never relinquished by its owners. However, a/the US company took the name and started using the logo/branding. In my own opinion (not that my opinion is worth anything except to me!) this is the same as the Gameness US -vs- BGG/Gameness Brazil situation except this time, I strongly believe that the Brazilian company is totally and utterly in the right.
    The goods on the website above do NOT resemble the goods we've bought from BadBoy nor the new stuff we've seen as being BadBoy designs for the new line.

    That is why I am asking BadBoyMMA to confirm..... are you official representatives of the ORIGINAL BadBoy company in Brazil which made the name famous? (BTW, as dealers, we do know the owners!)
     
  16. Fozzy1

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    i find it funny how BadBoyMMA still hasnt replied hehehe....

    ~Foz
     
  17. UltimaMMA

    UltimaMMA Orange Belt

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    With all they hype internet forums can provide, it wouldn't suprise me to see some shiesty individuals take advantage of the free publicity. Anyone could throw some shitty mockups together, setup an online store, and offer to sell products to the general public who would eat it up.

    ....hmmm, thats not a bad idea....

    :)

    j/k I am in no position to say whether or not BadBoyMMA is legit or not. IMHO, I am not a fan of their website design.
     
  18. This post was from 2005 - when a small company tried to start selling Bad Boy MMA products. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. Their business methods ended up doing nothing for the brand, even hurting it with some poorly made products, and their contract was terminated in 2007. Since that time, Bad Boy Brands - owner and administrator of the Bad Boy brand has stepped in to oversee all development of Bad Boy MMA products. Our results may be seen on the back of the shorts of Lyoto Machida, Diego Sanchez, Rafael Feijao Cavalcante, Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira (lil' nog), Wilson Reis, and Fabricio "Morango" Camoes, as well as at BAD BOY.

    Per Fightgear UK's replies (3 years ago): Bad Boy began in the USA in 1980 as the first lifestyle brand involved with the world of Skate, Surf and Motocross - before they became mainstream and a huge industry. At that time, there were few brands involved that did not make hardware for those sports - Bad Boy became the attitude behind the sports and the T-shirt worn at the parks and beaches. In 1992, Bad Boy licensed their brand to a Brazilian company who decided to take the philosophy of being involved in cool, but undeveloped sports to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by sponsoring Rickson Gracie in his seminars. As Vale Tudo Fighting was developed, Bad Boy launched the Vale Tudo Shorts - now an icon in the world of MMA. When the USA outlawed MMA and all the Americans went to Brazil to fight, they often fought in rings and on mats with the Bad Boy logo plastered on them. Additionally, all these fighters were outfitted by Bad Boy like crazy. In the late 1990's, Bad Boy USA was content to allow Bad Boy Brazil to continue its expansion in this sport without any interruption - as the brand had become "too popular" in the USA and began to lull in the market. In the early 2000's, Bad Boy Brazil, who oversaw this sport for Bad Boy Brands had some difficulties and Bad Boy's presence was diminished, but never entirely gone. Concurrently, Bad Boy USA licensed Sean "Puffy Combs" John for music as well as apparel. Unfortunately, the apparel was "re-launched" without any recall to the Action Sport background of the brand and was sold primarily as an accessory to Bad Boy Entertainment CDs. In 2005, Bad Boy decided that "Puffy's" plan wasn't working and allowed a small company to start making Bad Boy MMA gear more available in the USA. The end of this story is stated in the beginning of this post.
     
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