Similar to NASCAR gear, people who wear MMA clothes usually wear them as a way to show their support for their favorite people involved in the sport. MMA clothes featuring the names and images of popular fighters like Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Ricco Rodriguez and Kevin Randleman are especially popular.
Additionally, new brands are popping up everywhere that are centered exclusively around MMA clothes. Brands like TapouT, SPRAWL, Warrior and Throwdown all specialize in MMA clothes that you can wear both inside on outside of the ring. There are lots of retailers online that sell only MMA clothes, many of which have sales and discounts similar to the types of which you would find in an actual store.
Speaking of stores, there are several actual stores (in the mall, for example), which carry MMA clothes in addition to other lines of clothing. Places like Hot Topic, for instance, started out as a store that was centered on music, but has recently succumbed to the overwhelming demand for MMA clothes and started carrying mixed martial arts shirts, hats and accessories.
Other stores that you would probably be surprised to find that carries MMA clothes include Spencers and Anchor Blue. Of course, you can also get your fill of MMA clothes at retailers like Combat Sports International, Champs Sports, Fight Fellas and the Fighter Warehouse.
One of the great things about MMA clothes is that when you wear them, you are doing your part to raise awareness of one of the purest sports in the world. Unlike team sports, where the athletes have to rely on one another (and a teammate can pick up the slack of somebody who is not pulling his weight), with mixed martial arts the people fighting have nobody to depend upon aside from themselves. When a fighter wins a match, he does not have to share the glory. Likewise, when a fighter loses, he has nobody other than himself to blame.
Another perk to wearing MMA clothes is that you instantly look at least 15 percent cooler and tougher. When you walk around town decked out in MMA clothes, people think twice about messing with you.