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« on: December 03, 2008, 10:01:00 AM »

Guys I represent some of the top fighters in the UFC and WEC and one of them told me to look into this demographic.

Bart Palaszewski is an IFL champion and makes his debut in the WEC tonight. Bart is an avid skater and if he wasn't a professional MMA athlete he would have pursued skating.

Would it be cool to have an athletes in this sport rep Thrasher or other brands in your sport when they are in the cage?

I'd like to hear what you have to say. Thanks for you time.

you can check Bart out at http://www.suckerpunchent.com/events/bartimus-cometh-dec-3rd/
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 11:39:48 AM »

maybe i am wrong, but i always saw fighting for sport as something more geared toward the redneck/retard demographic. i could never get into people competitively beating each other up. than again, i hate watching footage of skateboarders getting hurt (hence not being able to get through 5 minutes of that show scarred).

i do know one skateboarder that go into mixed martial arts. the kid that got me into skating actually. but i think he hardly skates anymore and definitely has become more redneckish.

how exactly would he rep thrasher? by doing what (i mean)?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 11:41:53 AM »

Doesn't RVCA sponsor fighters and skateboarders?
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 11:53:52 AM »

I like watching UFC, it's great beer drinking entertainment.  There's a few dudes that I met through friends that fight in San Jose who are cool as fuck.  One's a professional tattoo artist in SF.

I can understand mixed martial feelings about it though.  The WWE champ has a RFTC tattoo and that makes me feel very weird.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 12:03:56 PM »

Repping thrasher was just a hypothetical... We have had our athletes represent brands such as COD4, Paramount pictures and Sinister... We have been seeing a lot of fans wearing stuff from Element and Volcom and since Bart is a skater he had mentioned for us to look into it... so that is what this is...

MMA is definitely not a "redneck sport"... it has strong roots in Japan, Europe and is the fastest growing televised sport in the US right now. It does have a stigmatism to it because of "back yard" brawlers and stuff but I assure you these guys are very high level athletes. When we were in LA for the premier of Cloverfield, Rob Dyrdek stopped for a pic with our client Jens Pulver so he is a big fan of MMA if that says anything??

MMA has many similarities with skating as far as how it got started... underground routes, people thinking its just for punks, overall acceptance of the sport, etc...

Yes, RVCA sponsors many fighters including BJ Penn who is in no way a redneck...

I appreciate any responses guys.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 12:27:57 PM »

I say to go for it.  RVCA'a been mentioned, and Osiris sponsored Rampage already.  I don't think Thrasher would pay for advertising per se, but many other clothing and shoe companies would I bet. 

Advertising is advertising folks.  Don't hate the player, hate the game.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 12:46:41 PM »

MMA is tight. I've always wanted to try it but skating is my poison.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 12:53:40 PM »

yeh like i said thrasher was just a hypothetical one and would necessarily look for cash from them.

I do think there is synergy with this sport and ours so we'll see if we can make any play happen. maybe if we can get a buzz going the skate world might recognize some of our boy Wink

Im going to instruct Bart to check out this forum... keep an eye out for him! Hopefully he will be victorious tonight.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 12:54:17 PM »

The Miguel Angel Torres fight tonight will blow away any of the PPV fights in the last 6 months.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 01:01:03 PM »

i still think mma is like the special olympics.

and dyrdek is a redneck.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 01:09:03 PM »

DFL your a funny guy:)

Hesh Lurker - Nice, so there are fans here! The torres fight will be great! and if he wins our client Jeff "Big Frog" Curran may be next in line to fight him. Check out this link to our site where Jeff talks about this match up... http://www.suckerpunchent.com/featured-story/every-frog-has-its-day/

guys if you are interested you can check out our roster of athletes at http://www.suckerpunchent.com/client-list/
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 01:15:58 PM »

cross-marketing flat-out sucks.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 01:26:46 PM »

so if an athlete that excels in two sports he should not cross market? ever here of Bo Jackson?
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 01:39:34 PM »


MMA has many similarities with skating as far as how it got started... underground routes, people thinking its just for punks, overall acceptance of the sport, etc...


MMA revolves around competition.  It's all about who's better than who.  Don't encourage skateboarding to follow that trend more than it already has.  Some of us choose to skate so that we can avoid that mentality all together.
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2008, 02:11:48 PM »

so if an athlete that excels in two sports he should not cross market? ever here of Bo Jackson?

that is your problem...skateboarding isn't a sport.
skateboarding is skateboarding.
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