They wanted to go for a board short in the beginning. But it was too low cut and didn't stay up as well.
Shorts came untied and they were heavy and gave something for the opponent to hang on too. Not good in MMA!
The creators wanted something other than Spandex. While some MMA fighters still opt for Spandex, you have to admit these are much cooler!
The shorts took off! Now they have hit the big time and are seen in UFC bouts and on UFC fighters.
The creators cut down the shorts as well. Nothing extra was on there.
They wanted nothing for your opponent to hang on to. They also moved the attachment point to the side for comfort in the guard and the mount.
In the 5th generation fight short they come up with the ‘grip-zones’. They also added 4 way stretch. And then in the 6th generation short...blood and sweat resistance!
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How do they compare to other shorts? Well, since they are the
original loose fit short and they have stayed on top by continuing to
revise the shorts through 5 different upgrades, I'd say they fare well.
There are some other good shorts such as
who have come along and made a similar short.
Sprawl has a great line of shorts, but I'd give it a 5 and Century shorts a 3 of 5.
They are clearly better made
and a specialty short. Century shorts would be good practice shorts for
a good price. Then you could use Sprawl for competitions.
has entered the market but I'd consider their shorts about like Century.
Not only do they carry a quality tough short, but also a rash guard, shirts, beanies and tees.
They have some unique things they bring to the table in their hoodies and performance tees.