Founder of Dethrone Royalty and Zappos.com responds to Reebok deal
One day Nick Swinmurn was at the mall and couldn’t find a pair of the Airwalk desert boots he wanted. So I thought, Why not do an online shoe store? So he founded Zappos.com. The name is a short version of shoes in Spanish, zapatos, with an extra p.
It was 1999.
In 2009 sold Zappos to Amazon, for $1,200,000,000.
That same year he founded what he describes as a passion project, Dethrone Royalty.
On the eve of the UFC-Reebok apparel announcement, Swinburn took what he described as "a little poke" at the UFC, via Twitter.
S&C coach raises questions about CABMMA PED tests at UFC 179
CABMMA said in a prepared statement obtained by MMAJunkie, that all UFC 179 competitors were tested for anabolic agents, diuretics/masking agents, stimulants and cannabinoids. Further, according to multiple reports, CABMMA said the main and co-main event fighters - Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Phil Davis, and Glover Teixeira - were in addition tested for human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO).
TUF 20 Finale adds six fights in Las Vegas [Contains Spoilers to Last Night's Episode]
With the semifinal pairings set, next week’s finale for Season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter” has six new women’s strawweight matchups set.
The bulk of the fighters booked for the card were cast members on the show who didn’t reach the semifinals. Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to meet Lisa Ellis (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Heather Jo Clark (6-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Tecia Torres (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces Angela Magana (11-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fights Seo Hee Ham (15-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Aisling Daly (14-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC); and Angela Hill (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Emily Kagan (3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). All 12 of those fighters will be making their official UFC debuts.
With the additions, the latest TUF 20 Finale lineup includes:
TBA vs. TBA – for inaugural strawweight title
Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens
Daron Cruickshank vs. K.J. Noons
Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Proctor
Felice Herrig vs. Lisa Ellis
Angela Magana vs. Tecia Torres
Joanne Calderwood vs. Seo Hee Ham
Heather Jo Clark vs. Bec Rawlings
Alex Chambers vs. Aisling Daly
Angela Hill vs. Emily Kagan
Fighters react to landmark Reebok deal on Twitter
Today the UFC announced a landmark deal with Reebok to become the official apparel sponsor of the organization. The deal will have a huge affect on the athletes as they will no longer be able to earn income from fight week and in the Octagon sponsorship. They will however earn a fixed sum of money each time they fight as part of the deal and will be able to earn a percentage of branded merchandise. With such a big announcement, the fighters were sure to react quickly on Twitter:
White: Media rankings panel will be reduced in size
The apparel partnership between the UFC and Reebok is basically a sponsorship for each fighter in the league. Although the UFC takes nothing, igher ranked fighters get a larger cut of the pie than do lower ranked fighters. In order to calculate the size of the pie slice, the UFC is relying on their rankings, which are generated by a media panel.