If there’s anything we’ve learned about UFC welterweight contender Rory “Mini Rush” MacDonald over the past few years it’s that he loves to fight and he loves to shop. And now thanks to his sponsor, Ecko, you can join him for a little of both!
Cool, right? Well, yeah, but also…kinda strange. We guess it really depends on what you bring to the table.
Because if you, your buddy that you get to bring and Rory, like, totally click, you’ll be sure to have fun during this day of “private” training and shopping with “Ares.” Hell, you guys will probably all stay in touch afterwards and tell inside jokes over Skype once a week while eating popcorn. On the off chance that doesn’t happen, however, it might get a lil’ awkward for some non-athlete to have a private training session with a world class fighter and then, because this is totally something that lots of strangers do together, go clothes shopping together at an Ecko store.
Does Rory watch you shop? Do you watch him shop? Will there be a montage of one of you trying on different outfits while the other approves or disapproves? Also, R-Mac doesn’t seem that lively and verbose from interviews with strangers that we’ve seen, so is talking kind of out of the question? So many questions about this wonderful day to come.
Seeing the inside of TriStar gym would be dope, no doubt, as would meeting MacDonald. But the poster for the sweepstakes almost seems to be designed to emphasize how self-consciously weird this day could turn out to be. And a max out of $250? Come on, Ecko. What’s that going to cover, a winter coat and half a t-shirt? Certainly not a neon orange tux, that’s for sure.
It’s not like we’d complain about a free flight to beautiful Montreal, free training and “meal,” it just seems like this could all quickly devolve into an awkward conversation that is forcibly extended over an entire day.
“Soooo, what was it like beating up B.J. Penn?”
“It was…*stares out window*…fun.”
We encourage free-thinking here at CP, however. So, head over to www.ShopEcko.com to enter to win if you’d like, Taters.
But if you do and win, make sure to write and tell us how it went. Our fingers are crossed that Jake Ellenberger enters and wins, though.