evolution of mma shorts

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  1. Foppa21

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    They're out there. They've just had to change their model and they're definitely not releasing as many designs and colourways are before.
     
  2. Foppa21

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    We have some guys wearing rugby shorts in the local smokers.

    Linking to a previous post, I guess the surf shorts comes from the link to Brazil in some way. And also in some way linked to the "BJJ lifestyle.
     
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    yeah it seems venum and hayabusa are the main mma brands now. they are both good brands IMO. not as douchey as affliction and tapout. I didnt know tapout went WWE, but makes perfect sense lol

    The owner of affliciton used to train at the same gym as me a very long time ago. He was probably in his 30s at the time and tried to pick a fight with a 20 yr old gay kid during training one day
     
  4. Foppa21

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    Tapout looks completely different from what you would historically thing Tapout would look like. From what I see, it's a lot closer to Reebok crossfit type of clothing. So a lot of the advertising we the athletes working out in Tapout gear (think battle ropes and weights etc).
     
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    just googled them,

    this

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    is a hell of alot better than this

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    Maybe, but as a person that's been following this sport since the last 90s, it just ain't the Tapout I know
     
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    I been involved in muay thai for 18 years to be exact. before MMA came out. I never was a fan of MMA, and never hopped on the MMA bandwagon. And never owned any tapout, affliction, or any other skull/wing mma type clothing. :)
     
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    lol he fought on a local show in my state back n 2009 i remember tapout use to have some awesome valetudo shorts though the ones matt hughes use to wear and were cheap god it was awesome u use to have the usa mma brands then u went to brazilian fightwear.com or casagrosato getyour brazilian gears like atama,koral,,krugens,rags,badboy,wand

    so much good shit i cant believe nobody has tried to re create the old school shorts long valetudo shorts look ugly as fuck
     
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    Check out Dethrone. They sell vale tudo shorts that Conor McGregor wears.

    I emailed one Brazilian brand that used to sell vale tudo shorts and they said they won’t make them only they board shorts type for no gi or mma.
     
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    Tapout shorts used to be great, but that was 15 - 20 years ago. Never got into the MMA t-shirt thing, but the shorts were a good score back in the day; super durable w/ good construction.
     
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    I use triumph United fight shorts for all of my gym needs, they have short version ones too that are well above the knee. I haven’t gotten the courage to wear Muay Thai shorts yet even though I’ve owned some in the past
     
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    actually no man tapout was bottom of the barrel of garbage shorts thats why they only use to cost 25 dollars cause they sued very cheap materials and no spandex in the crotch thats what sprawl pioneered

    they had good valetudo shorts though
     
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    As a surfer most brands of board shorts I have had are fucking built to last, and not constricting. Then remember BJ Penn was sponsored by rvca which is a surf/skate company
     
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    I had mutilple tapout short board/surf shorts that lasted decade+ - regular wear, work, gym, surf, pyjama - w/ minor fraying on the drawstring. They might not have been the best out there, but they were better than a lot of the horseshit I see out there today.

    I'm talking before they were in TK/TJ Maxx/Winners.
     
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    OMG, those stores... fightwear.com, Casca Grossa, Brazilian Fightwear, Vitamins and Minerals.

    I just had a #prideneverdies moment
     
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    Yeah the shorts wear actually surprisingly good. I've looked after mine real well and 10 years on, they're still going strong.
     
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    I've got one more pair knocking around somewhere, but I hardly wear them because they are prized, lol. Black, white and gray camos from 2000-2002(?). Still rugged but washed so many times they feel like silk.
     
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    I think I have that same pair. Urban camos. That one is actually the only one that's falling apart. A few of the seams are popping off..
     
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    why wouldnt you wear them?
     

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