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Biz Buzz: ‘Roots of Fight’ Making Fight Shirts That Don’t Suck

(Video courtesy of YouTube/RootsofFight)

Someone sent me the video above that chronicles Eddie Bravo’s career defining 2003 win over Royler Gracie at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament. I watched the well done mini-doc a few times before heading over to the Roots of Fight site to learn a bit more about the company, as I haven’t really heard much about them.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that ROF’s products were pretty much all things that I’d wear, which is saying a lot since the back of my closet is full of embellished chain, pitbull and dragon-covered shirts and hoodies (with tags still intact) that I’ve received as presents from loved ones over the years and didn’t have the heart to re-gift or return.

Besides the Bravo signature shirt that immortalizes theĀ 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder’s upset over Gracie, what stood out were the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute shirts.

As I type this and look up at the walls of my office, looking back at me are a 70′s Ring Magazine cover featuring Ali and Frazier, a framed first edition copy of Lee’s “Fighting Method” and a print depicting Helio Gracie’s war with Kimura, so naturally these shirts piqued my interest.

I wonder if they take gold leaf-adorned bedazzled skull shirts as payment.

If you get a minute check out the slick vid they did with Mark Munoz, Bas Rutten, George Chuvalo and Snoop Dogg in honor of Ali’s 70th birthday.

(Video courtesy of YouTube/RootsofFight)

Hopefully shirts like these become the norm so we can finally move away from the widely accepted douchebag uniforms sported by the glut of fight fans at events and sports bars on fight night.

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fightgirl19aussie- February 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm
@xeno shhh, *whispers* now theyre all going to do it :) xoxo
Mike Russell- February 4, 2012 at 10:50 am
@Pen: "She" mentioned the other day that she lived in Australia.
Pen Fifteen- February 4, 2012 at 8:05 am
MRuss, you make a good point, because there are not very many foreign nationals living in the US.
BaghdadBob- February 4, 2012 at 7:42 am
It's getting to the point where everytime I hear the pseudonym "Eddie Bravo" I throw-up a little in my mouth.
bootystar- February 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm
maybe fightgirl is actually a guy luring lonely guys to a cage match with his girlfriend. I know guys who go around looking for guys to have sex with their wives so they cam watch or film it, I knew like three guys who had sex with guys wives in just this way
XENOPHON- February 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm
@Mike Russell Says: - Don't get to much bravado bra. There are plenty of good anonymizers out there, for free.
Mike Russell- February 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm
Strangely enough, fightgirl, your IP address says you're in the States.
fightgirl19aussie- February 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm
awww cute, something for all the posers out there. now you can get rid of your affliction gear, silly americans xoxo
XENOPHON- February 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm
@RearNakedSpoon - was that a young Karma who took the gut shot?
XENOPHON- February 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm
QUESTION: When he won his big debut against Gracie, was his name Edgar Cano or Eddie Bravo?
RearNakedSpoon- February 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm
Sorry for being mostly off topic but at the end of the video was a link to this HAHA -
bootystar- February 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm
bravo makes some pretty good goth music, heard some nearly ten years ago, a duet he had with a redhead. too bad he left off on that, I always wished I coulda save this one song they did. this guy's got a lot of undiscovered talent in him.