Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officially debuted its "Fight Kit" from Reebok this past weekend (Sat., July 11, 2015) at the epic UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) event (results), which went down inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While the reviews haven't exactly been positive thus far, some prominent members of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community were flat out unimpressed with the new "clean" look.
Chief among them was former UFC light heavyweight and middleweight contender, Wanderlei Silva, who took to his Facebook page to bash the "horrible" uniforms by comparing them with The Power Ranger outfits.
Oh, he went there alright.
"Really bad the new brand! I DON 'T like I DON' T WANT, the fighters need sponsors give money in the shirts and shoes! I found it horrible the clothes, the brand that is in the event, shaking bad taste, do not have our face, to see who do not understand anything of our world, our athletes, need to receive sponsorship in money, to pay your bills, and not a Suitcase with T-shirts and tennis, the greatest injustice of the world our athletes cannot have sponsors, are destroying everything that lasts a long time to get!!!"
But it didn't end there, as Silva sent out several tweets one day after UFC 189 asking his followers if they believed the main event fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes was fixed after witnessing "Notorious" come from behind to knock out "Money" with three seconds left in round two.
Fake fights !! We will gonna be wwe, this is finish the line , I am so sad!— Wanderlei Silva (@wandfc) July 13, 2015
A luta foi comprada? O q vcs acham? Se foi, aí sim chegamos ao fim da linha!— Wanderlei Silva (@wandfc) July 13, 2015
"Was the fight fixed? What do you guys think? If it was, then we have really reached the end of the line" read the tweet (translation via Bloody Elbow).
"Axe Murderer" has been on a crusade against UFC since having a bad fall out with the promotion in late 2014, speaking out against his former employer and vowing to rescue current fighters on the roster who are getting screwed by the Reebok deal while comparing his old contract to slavery.