Dana White confirms UFC is developing universal uniforms for all fighters to wear

Dana White - Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

It may soon be time to say goodbye to fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wearing different brands of gear when entering the Octagon, as UFC President Dana White confirmed on Thursday that the promotion is developing a standard uniform that all fighters will wear.

I cannot imagine an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event without Affliction shirts or Dynamic Fastener logos, but according to UFC President Dana White, the promotion is currently developing an official UFC uniform that all fighters would have to wear during an event.

Yes, really.

Sources speaking anonymously told Bleacher Report that the proposed plan -- while not yet a done deal -- would be carried out by a major sports apparel company and would feature a full get-up that includes universal fight shorts, walkout shirts, and hats.

On the UFC-approved garments, spots would be available for a fighter's camp to go out and earn their own sponsorships, but the most visible logos would be from UFC and the chosen brand producer.

White has promised in the past to rectify the mixed martial arts (MMA) sponsorship problem, highlighted in recent events by instances of Cody McKenzie and Mac Danzig's infamous plain white shorts that were worn at UFC on FOX 9.

So, what major retailer will step up to be UFC's uniform supplier?

While it would be great if an MMA specialty brand like Roots of Fight was given the rub from ZUFFA, it seems more likely that a global entity like Nike or Reebok would be the preferred vendor.

Just imagine certain color distinctions for specific weight classes, or the differences between official walkout shirts compared to replica or throwback UFC uniforms. The options are endless. And it would undoubtedly be a nice addition to the UFC online store for all you brand enthusiasts.

Good or bad idea?

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.