It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with the big day just about one week away, meaning that you have exactly seven days to get everything wrapped up, which is about six days too much if you're anything like yours truly.
Cramming and procrastinating is what
Brian Hemminger we do best around here, so take it from the experts and let us help you get through the holiday hustle and bustle in style.
We reached out to several of our most favorite grassroots-level supporters and asked them to recommend some of their best stuff, which we could then pass along to inspire our website visitors (or their significant others) with potential gift ideas for the certain special mixed martial arts (MMA) fan(s) in their lives.
Maybe it's your lover, brother, colleague or even yourself ... it doesn't really matter.
What matters is that we've assembled an updated collection of various gift ideas for you to consider below. If nothing on this list suits your fancy, which is highly unlikely, then use it as inspiration to snag some other cool gear if nothing else. Personally, I could wear Roots of Fight gear all-day, every-day without the fear of looking like the stereotypical MMA donk.
Enough about lil' ole me, though (and no offense, donks).
Check out the MMAmania.com Christmas/Holiday Gift Guide 2013 below:
Product: ROUND 5 "Ultimate Collector " Series 11
Price: $14.99 each
Description: "Ultimate Collector " Series 11 features the most robust offering in Ultimate Collector history, including three Championship Edition characters and a variety of Limited Edition and Special Edition figures. The Championship Edition Series 11 lineup comprises UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. The Limited Edition line up includes a Condit World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) figure complete with the WEC championship belt, a Mark Munoz WEC figure, and a Duane Ludwig figure (only 750 units) that feature "Bang's" actual autograph on the packaging. Last but not least, Brittney Palmer makes her highly anticipated "Ultimate Collector" Series debut as a Chase figure with both UFC and WEC versions available. "Ultimate Collector" Series 11 is available now in Toys R Us in the United States and Walmart in Canada. For more information on "Ultimate Collector" Series 11 and/or any other MMA collectibles in the Round 5 library click here.
Product: HeadBlade ATX Holiday Gift Box
Price: $29.99 each
Description: The HeadBlade ATX Holiday Gift Box includes the brand new ATX All Terrain Razor, a 5 oz. bottle of HeadSlick Shave Cream and a refill pack of the new HB4 Blade Cartridge. A perfect holiday gift for the head shaver in your life, the ATX Gift Box celebrates both great art and holiday cheer as HeadBlade commissioned world-renowned artist John Van Hamersveld to reinterpret the HeadBlade logo and color scheme for the packaging. You can also customize the kit by adding a HeadBlade distressed baseball cap for just $5 more!
Products: Cassius Clay tee and Gracie vs. Kimura sweatshirt
Price: $34.99 (each)
Description: Roots of Fight, which pays tribute to the rich history and tradition of martial arts from regions around the globe and connects the history and images of iconic fighters, has just released these tribute shirts for the holiday season. The Cassius Clay tee is a short-sleeved crew neck that pays homage to one of the greatest boxers to have ever lived, while the Gracie vs Kimura sweatshirt commemorates the epic jiu-jitsu match between two of the world's most skilled practitioners of the art.
Products: NO MAS Pride FC beanie and UFC monogram tee
Price: $15 and $34, respectively
Description: While the sport of mixed martial arts was forced underground in North America, PRIDE Fighting Championships flourished in Japan. During its brief 10-year lifespan, PRIDE FC served as the arena of choice for the world's elite fighters. Crowds of 40,000 or more packed the Tokyo Dome and Saitama Super Arena to watch as fighters like "The Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba, "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva, "Minotauro" Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko cemented their legends. Perhaps the greatest legacy of PRIDE comes in the form of its two open-weight tournaments. Tailor-made to determine the greatest living mixed martial artist, the PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 started with 16 fighters and ended with "The Hammer" Mark Coleman forcing "Ice Cold" Igor Vovchanchyn to tap from knee strikes. PRIDE promoted its last live card in 2007 but any diehard MMA fan will tell you, "PRIDE never die." Made under official license from Zuffa LLC.