From Clay Guida‘s "Eddie the Head" tribute, to Jens Pulver as Little Mac, to Tri-Coasta’s now-ubiquitous Korean Zombie design, we’re suckers for a good custom fighter t-shirt. And since our recent MMA event poster design contest was a smashing success, we figured we should let our artistically gifted readers battle it out again in a brand-new contest: Can you design America’s Next Top Fighter T-Shirt?
Details of the contest are after the jump, but we thought it would be important to let you know what you stand to win. Short answer: Everything. You stand to win everything. Longer answer: A personal television from FLO TV, with access to the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 115. In case you’re unaware of this lovely little device, here’s a quick rundown: The FLO TV Personal Television is a mobile handheld viewer that allows you to watch TV wherever you go, on its subscription-based network of channels. (12 months of their standard service comes included with every FLO TV.) Beginning with UFC 113, FLO TV is now a distributor of UFC PPV events, and they want one lucky member of the Potato Nation to watch Liddell vs. Franklin on his/her very own mobile television. Total street value of this prize package: About $425. Kenny Florian can vouch for this product personally, but if you need more info, go here and here. Information on FLO TV coverage areas can be found at flotv.com.
You want it. Here’s how to get it.
Create a custom t-shirt design for the fighter of your choice. It can be slick and professional-looking, incorporating the fighter’s actual sponsors and logos. It can be a parody of an existing fighter t-shirt. It can be as badass as Fedor choking out a dragon. The only guidelines are to be creative and put some effort into it. Can you come up with a design that a fighter would actually be proud to wear? Or, failing that, can you come up with a design that’s so ridiculous that we would want to wear it?
As before, you’ll be submitting your image files to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t stress that enough. Try to keep ‘em under 1 MB in size. We recommend putting your design(s) in a t-shirt outline/template, and you can find some here. Multiple submissions are encouraged. Designs must be submitted by Sunday, May 30th, at midnight ET. Finalist voting will begin the next day. The top vote-getter will score the grand prize from FLO TV, and three runners-up will win consolation prizes to be named later. If you have any questions about the rules of this contest, please fire away in the comments section. Good luck, and thanks so much to FLO TV for making this possible!