If any of you recall in my recent FanPost on the Strikeforce: Miami event that I attended, I made note about the large number of people that were wearing Affliction or TapOut. The day following the event, I was considering going to a GSP/Affliction signing in Miami where you had to have made a purchase of $50 or more within the month of January, day of signing included. Due to time constraints, I was not able to make it. However had I been able to, I no doubt would have dropped the $50 on a GSP t-shirt just to have him sign (not to wear).
I don't know if that would have made me a hypocrite, since I slammed a bunch of people that were wearing Affliction and/or TapOut shirts the night prior, but to me it seems ok to wear (or just collect) one as long as it has a fighters name on it, particularly one you are a fan of. Just wearing said name brands as fashion looks pretty toolish though IMO, much like when people wearing MMA camp shirts in public when they don't even train (a lot of guys down here who don't train wear ATT & Gracie shirts).
So, my question to all you opinionated BE readers is the following:
What is the criteria for wearing MMA apparel without looking like a tool?
Wearing any MMA apparel without training is lame & toolish. (31 votes)
Wearing MMA apparel is ok if you don't train as long as you are a fan of the fighter who's shirt you are wearing. (99 votes)
All those shirts suck and are for tools & fist-pumpers like the guys on "Jersey Shore". (46 votes)
I don't wear any of that whack stuff. I sport Bugle Boy, Cross Colors, & Z. Cavaricci. Recognize!!!! (6 votes)
Other (comment below) (24 votes)
206 total votes