There is a stigma about MMA fans. We are all violent, malevolent beings. We support the use of steroids and bring nothing but chaos to the towns which host our shows. Having been groomed to be a fan of the 3 “major” sports in America since I was able to crawl, and a fan of Mixed Martial Arts for 5 years, I can without a doubt tell you that MMA fans are the most generous and accepting I’ve ever met. There are no rivalries, no ill-will, and the fact that we’re looked down on by mainstream society only brings us closer.
One of the things we want to promote at KnockOut Lounge is charity. It’s important to us as people to use our site as a means to help people both inside and outside of the sport. So when we were made aware of a fundraising drive by Defiance Fight Gear, it was a no-brainer to help them spread the word.
Defiance Fight Gear’s motto is displayed on their home page and it reads: “For those with the inner strength to fight on in Defiance of anyone or anything that comes between them and their goals.” They are showing that this is more than just words by raising money for our American troops with their ‘Support the Troops’ campaign. The team at Defiance have 4 specially designed shirts titled “Remember the Fallen”, and with every sale of these shirts will donate $10 to our troops and their families. As of today, June 21st, they have already raised $3,560 and their goal is to achieve $1 million. Some of the organizations that have already received funds are Operation Troop Appreciation and Operation First Response among others.
The shirts are a reminder that the ultimate sacrifice has been made and continues to be made by the people we love, our fellow countrymen and women, and our families.While staying true to the quality design of Defiance’s apparel, it is unique in its words and imagery.