As many of our fans have heard, Clinch Gear recently reached an agreement with Fedor Emelianenko to manufacture and distribute a line of signature apparel, including tees, shorts, hoodies and headwear. We are thrilled to work with Fedor--he is arguably the best MMA fighter in the history of the sport and is one of the true gentleman of the game. Stay tuned for a range of high-quality Clinch Gear products in the Fedor Collection.
It has been some time since we updated our news page--the last post was just prior to Dan Henderson's Strikeforce debut in Nashville on April 17, 2010. Clinch Gear is Dan's company, so we all have an emotional investment in the outcome of his fights, and everyone in the office was pretty down after Nashville. However, we all support Dan, win or lose, and look forward to seeing him turn things around in his next fight.
Despite Dan's setback, the Clinch Gear brand has continued to grow at a rapid pace. In the past couple months, we have been busy sponsoring fighters in events around the globe. In Strikeforce, we have worked with Gegard Mousasi, Tyron Woodley, Tarec Saffiedine, Tim Kennedy, Trevor Prangley, Antonio Silva, Rafael Feijao, Nathan Coy, Bobby Voelker, Nate Moore and many others. Tonight, Fedor, Cung Le and Jan Finney will be wearing our shorts.
In Bellator, we were proud to sponsor featherweight tournament champion Joe Warren, as well as middleweight tournament runner-up Bryan Baker, and lightweight tournament runner-up Toby Imada. Among the scores of Bellator fighters we sponsored this season, Jared Hess is a name the stands out--he suffered a horrific knee injury in the middleweight semi-finals yet continued to fight until the referee stopped the bout. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jared, and we wish him a speedy and full recovery.
In Japan, Kenji Osawa was victorious in Clinch Gear shorts in Dream, and Marlin Sandro scored a stunning knockout in Sengoku wearing our gear. And there have been som many other athletes who have proudly and capably represented the Clinch Gear brand over the past couple of months.
We apologize for lagging on the athlete and company updates. We'll catch up on Facebook and Twitter, and we'll keep our News page current moving forward, with articles, videos, photos and more.
Thanks to everyone who has supported our brand over the past eight years!
Aaron Crecy, General Manager