Fighters react to potential UFC Uniforms

UFC fighters could be walking out in uniforms instead of gear made by their sponsors. - Photo by Anton Tabuena

Fighters John Hathaway, Alberto Mina, Kenny Florian and Chris Lytle all spoke to BloodyElbow.com about the potential of having UFC uniforms implemented for fighters.

A couple of weeks ago, word came out that the UFC is currently working with a major apparel company to develop fighter uniforms that would be implemented for everyone on their roster. Nate Quarry and Felice Herrig have since been quite vocal about their displeasure with it, leading to Dana White to lead with another rant saying that there is still no final deal in place for these.

The UFC president did confirm that they are currently looking into getting it done though. Not much details have been released since, but a few more UFC personalities have spoken to Bloody Elbow about the idea of having these uniforms implemented, and here's what they had to say:

Alberto Mina: I heard about these uniforms. To be very honest, I think it could look something very similar with the ones they use at the Ultimate Fighter. I believe every fighter has their own characteristics, their own body types, and their own way on how they feel better about themselves. I think it's a very personal thing. Don't take me wrong, but I think it's not really necessary.

John Hathaway: I have heard a little bit about it. Well as long as we can get our sponsorships on it and stuff like that, I don't really see too much of a problem with it. It would kind of unify the company and make everyone look part of the same organization.

Kenny Florian: I don't know what the decision is on (the uniforms). I have no comment really on it, but I think if it's something that benefits the fighters and benefits the UFC, then I think it's great, but I don't know exactly what is going to happen.

Chris Lytle: I've heard about it. I don't know enough about it, and I would like to hear a little more, because it doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I think it's good for everybody to have their own identity, and what they're doing, and their own sponsors. I'm not really sure how it is going to work out though. I mean, if a lot of the money is going to go to the fighters it might be a good thing, but I personally don't understand why they would want to do that. I don't know.

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