With the summer heat just around the corner and loads of new gear being released every other day by today’s best MMA apparel companies, we turn our attention this week to three of today’s top styles of MMA fight shorts. Whether trying to track down your next pair of performance fight shorts or looking for a versatile style that works equally well inside the cage or on the beach, here are three great options from TapouT, Silver Star and Dirty Boxer that’ll keep you properly geared up from the waist down.
Top 3 – MMA Fight Shorts:
Tough as nails, yet toned down with a killer design combination that blends blank white panels with contrasting grey graphics, the Upper Division Fight Shorts by TapouT feature everything required to turn you into an all-out animal inside the cage. Featuring side slits on the legs providing extra range of movement, a Velcro waist closure keeping these trunks nice and snug, a side pocket to store your mouthguard, keys, credit card or opponent’s teeth, plus TapouT logo hits for an added dose of fight cred, these trunks are as legit as they come. They’ve also been worn by a number of fighters on this season’s cast of TUF 11 so you know they’re tried, tested and true inside the Octagon.
When not pounding it out inside the ring, battling the waves is always a great alternative. Silver Star Casting Co. spices up the Summer 2010 collection with these dizzying zig-zag patterned board shorts. In typical surf style fashion, the “Too Tough To Die” trunks are a knee-length pair of shorts that feature a draw string waist closure and some insane looking design details mixing wings, daggers, Silver Star logos and all other kinds of craziness.
Regardless which style of fight shorts you choose to wear during battle, Dirty Boxer keeps you outfitted with the shorts beneath the shorts. These competition compression shorts are built to keep you comfortable, while providing protection for your thigh muscles and groin area. Features include Clinch Fit design for maximum comfort, Strike Vent material which increases breathability for maximum cooling, plus Power Hold fabrics providing an increased compression hold to the body.
As an added bonus, you also have the option of protecting your most prized possessions thanks to a front pocket that’s made to hold your protective groin cup. The bright lime green waistband is pretty damn cool too. Lose the ragged boxer briefs and get yourself a pair of compression fight shorts that represent fight life all day, every day.