Luke Rockhold And Yoel Romero's Walkout Shirts For UFC 221 Are Absolutely Hideous

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Compared to most in mixed martial arts fandom, I’ve been pretty nice to Reebok. I haven’t hated on Fight Kits since they started allowing color in Phase 2, I’ve said that across the board, I think their pay seems fair and that for the fighters it isn’t, it’s more of a UFC issue than anything, and I’ve actually pleaded with people to stop talking so much shit about them as it could potentially hurt future apparel sponsorships the sport can get. Basically the Joe Lauzon mentality. I can’t hold back now, however. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the walkouts shirts for both competitors in this Saturday’s Interim Middleweight Championship fight…

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I’ve seen all the TapouT and Affliction shirts of days past, but those may be the ugliest walkout shirts I’ve ever laid eyes on. There’s no way a non-homeless human being would ever willingly put either one on their body. I actually thought these were fake upon first viewing them, as a part of some over-exaggerated joke having to do with a fan not liking the Reebok deal, but no. They are 100% legit are for purchase right now. Luke Rockhold’s is a sixth grade poem prompt set to the pattern of a Chinese finger trap with only one letter filled in. Let me lend my services and help with the rest there…

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MUCH better! So much more honest with the fans. As for the Yoel Romero shirt…

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I can’t see shit! What’s going on there? I guess it’s him doing his salute…in uh, purple? It’s a purple design, not a color normally associated with Yoel, and it’s kinda just this weird Photoshop (or Microsoft Paint) filtered out picture of him…on a black shirt, so it’s very hard to see. Maybe if you look at it long enough you’ll see a sailboat like it’s one of those three dimensional optical illusions.

The worst part about both of these shirts, though?


Get the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck outta my face with that. What? Nobody’s dropping fiddy on either one of those, I don’t care how big a fan of the fighter you are. C’mon now Reebok. Gotta do better.