Originally Posted by CupCake
Only space for 2-3 sponsor logos on the shorts, and if they confict with who makes the uniform...things gonna get interesting.
I can't see it being that much of a problem. NHL uniforms are currently made by Reebok, but that doesn't mean all the players have to wear reebok skates. The league does though make them where the pre approved uniform.
Without a doubt there is going to be push back, but at the end of the day the UFC is the company/promotion. I'm on the side that they don't treat fighters that badly and I believe this type of deal will help the under card fighters.
What I think will be more interesting is if the situation evolves where a fighter must wear a sponsor they don't support. Something akin to the Honus Wagner baseball card situation.
This hit its apex in the last half year with Cody Mckenzie, Danzig and Cole Miller, but goes to back to the situation with Dennis Hallman's shorts or when Mayhem wanting to come out of the dressing room like Hollywood Hulk Hogan.
There is nothing going forward that says any of the current MMA clothing manufacturers won't be able to supply shorts/tops/hats based around the UFC parameters. One fighter could be wearing the UFC approved Venom shorts whichever type while the other could be in TapOut. Besides this is the walk in and fight time, outside of that a fighter can get sponsored by and appear in ads for any company that wants to put up the money.