Originally Posted by HRoi
the Ed Hardy wearers don't really bother me. since we're busy stereotyping in this thread, i see them mostly worn by clueless, harmless looking people.
it's the Affliction and Tapout wearers that are annoying - walking around the mall with puffed-out chests, staring at everyone like they are looking for an excuse to unleash their fierce MMA skills on you
I know guys like this, and I know a lot of serious MMA fighters, including some professionals who fight in fairly well known promotions, as well.
For the most part, MMA fighters who wear this stuff get it for free, or are contractually obligated to wear it. They are generally not into clothes, but they sort of like the stuff, in the same way that an IT guy likes the Google tee he got at a convention - it was cheap/free, sort of cool to them, and they don't think much about it beyond that. Some of the fighters are douchebags, but the clothes are not their way of showing it. They would act like tools if they were all dressed in Attolini matched with Mantellassi shoes.
They guys at the mall who are meanmugging probably couldn't make it out of the first half hour of a serious practice, and are probably better candidates for a bully beatdown than for any serious competition.
And yeah, I hate Affliction and Tapout more than I hate Ed Hardy. Pretend tough guys bother me more than real douchebags.