It appears that Dana White and the UFC have banned both Clinch Gear and also RVCA from the UFC. Essentially what this means is no fighters will be allowed to wear either brands logos or clothing during an event. Apparently Dana wasn’t too happy about Dan negotiating with Strikeforce or RVCA sponsoring Fedor. Although this move is intended to hurt the companies it is obvious to me that it really hurts the fighters the most. Dan Henderson owns Clinch Gear and if the company was to go belly up, which I doubt this move will cause it to do, he would still be fine financially. The UFC banning RVCA probably hurts their bottom line by about $5 so I am sure they are not extremely worried about this move either. The people who are probably worried about this are the fighters who rely on these companies for income month after month.
Here is a little more about the situation:
News is that the UFC has banned Clinch Gear (Dan Henderson’s MMA Clothing line) after UFC 105. There was a good amount of Clinch Gear shown throughout the CBS Strikeforce broadcast, but most likely this is the byproduct of failed negotiations between Dan Henderson and the UFC.
There is also a strong rumor that the UFC has banned RVCA after they sponsored Fedor and appeared on the CBS Strikeforce card as well, though the brand has close ties with BJ Penn, so it would definitely be an interesting scenario if the rumor is true.
Update: a well-placed source within the mma apparel industry indicates that they have heard the same as well, regarding RVCA. Will keep you guys updated.
Source: Bloody Elbow