Custom MMA Shorts
Custom mma shorts designed to keep up with you, ideal for strength and conditioning sessions. The elastic custom mma shorts waistband and drawstring help the perfect fit.
- Poly-elastane blend
- Soft and light
- Maximum mobility
A classic design, with original touches, complemented by the other products in the collection.
Mixed Martial Arts Shorts, Custom MMA Shorts
The Unified Rules of Custom MMA shorts provide clear guidelines around the shorts used during professional and amateur MMA bouts. These rules have provided a benchmark for apparel companies to design and develop training and competition wholesale mma shorts for mixed martial arts and related sports. MMA shorts have now evolved from regular board shorts or biking shorts. They are now much more specialized and provide several features to improve comfort, range of motion and flexibility, and additional characteristics that improve a fighter’s ability during practice and competition.
The most prominent style of custom MMA Shorts is essentially board shorts, with an extra drawstring for added grip, and a 4-way flexible panel in the inner thigh area for maximum flexibility. They are also made from sweat-wicking material. Another type of MMA shorts that is less common is spats shorts, made of spandex and polyester mixture, and fits tightly on the body. It’s the equivalent of a rash guard but in shorts. Many companies are manufacturing this kind of specialty shorts. Long spats were allowed before in MMA competitions, but for are now ruled out for their added grip and friction.
Mixed Martial Arts Shirts
Most MMA fighters used specialized compression shirts, called Rash guards, to train. Rash guards are not regular compression shirts. Ground training techniques have required that these shirts provide reinforced seams and stitching, with additional panels to support the additional stress placed on the shirt during training while continuing to provide the benefits provided by regular compression shirts. Aside from the reinforced stitching, many rash guards also have an added rubber or gel panel on the bottom to ensure minimum rolling up during training. Rash guards are used for several reasons, like guarding against rashes and skin infections, their sweat-wicking abilities, and the extra compression that regulates the body temperature and gives added protection against injuries.
In addition to rash guards, several promotions like the UFC, regularly provide sponsors with the ability to advertise their brands using t-shirts during the weigh-in events and competition. These shirts have been titled “Walk-out” shirts by many because they are used by fighters while being presented for their fight as they walk towards the cage. These shirts are sold to the public as a means for the fans to support their favorite fighters.
Origin of the term MMA
The first documented use of the name mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC by television critic Howard Rosenberg, in 1993. The term gained popularity when the website newfullcontact.com, then one of the biggest covering the sport, hosted and reprinted the article.
The first use of the term by a promotion was in September 1995 by Rick Blume, president and CEO of Battlecade Extreme Fighting, just after UFC. UFC official Jeff Blatnick was responsible for the Ultimate Fighting Championship officially adopting the name mixed martial arts. It was previously marketed as “Ultimate Fighting” and “No Holds Barred (NHB)”, until Blatnick and John McCarthy proposed the name “MMA” at the UFC 17 rules meeting in response to increased public criticism. The question as to who actually coined the name is still in debate.
The first state regulated MMA event was held in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 23, 1996, with the sanctioning of IFC’s Mayhem in Mississippi show by the Mississippi Athletic Commission under William Lyons. The rules used were an adaptation of the kickboxing rules already accepted by most state athletic commissions.
These modified kickboxing rules allowed for take downs and ground fighting and did away with rounds, although they did allow for fighters to be stood up by the referee and restarted if there was no action on the ground. These rules were the first in modern MMA to define fouls, fighting surfaces and the use of the cage.
In March 1997, the Iowa Athletic Commission officially sanctioned Battle cade Extreme Fighting under a modified form of its existing rules for Shoot fighting. These rules created the three 5 minute round, one-minute break format, and mandated shoot fighting gloves, as well as weight classes, for the first time. Illegal blows were listed as groin strikes, head butting, biting, eye gouging, hair pulling, striking an opponent with an elbow while the opponent is on the mat, kidney strikes, and striking the back of the head with closed fist.
Holding onto the ring or cage for any reason was defined as a foul. While there are minor differences between these and the final Unified Rules, notably regarding elbow strikes, the Iowa rules allowed mixed martial arts promoters to conduct essentially modern events legally, anywhere in the state. On March 28, 1997, Extreme Fighting 4 was held under these rules, making it the first show conducted under a version of the modern rules.