May 2, LAS VEGAS – Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is pleased to announce that on Saturday May 5th the UFC will be making their debut in New Jersey and representing RYU will be top UFC fighters Welterweight John Hathaway and Middle Weight Mike Massenzio. Headlined by Diaz vs. Miller for UFC on FOX 3, Hathaway vs. Krauss and Massenzio vs. Vemola will be two highly anticipated preliminary fights airing on Fuel TV starting at 5:00 p.m. EST.
John Hathaway, from Brighton, England, and who has a 15-1-0 win/loss/draw record, made his UFC debut in 2006 by defeating Tom Egan at UFC 93 and holds notable Octagon victories over Rick Story, Paul Taylor and Diego Sanchez. Hathaway’s first and only MMA loss was to Mike Pyle at UFC 120.
Mike Massenzio, an American Mixed Martial Artist, has 13-6-0 win/loss/draw record and is from New Jersey where he wrestled in his younger years and was a two-time high school State Champion in 2000 (at 160 lbs.) and 2001 (at 171 lbs.) at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey. Additionally in 2001, Mike was the U.S. National High School Wrestling Champion and in 2003 he was the Runner-up at the Junior College National Tournament where the following year he was crowned the 2004 National Champion.
“John Hathaway is really a well-rounded fighter making a name for himself in the UFC,” said Rocky Bice, Brand Ambassador for RYU. “With Mike being from New Jersey, he will have a lot of hometown crowd support which will be a great opportunity for RYU to showcase their premium performance apparel to his fans. I look forward to seeing both fights which will be very entertaining to watch.”
Inspired by the dedication of the athlete to the one-thousand-year-old sport of Martial Arts, RYU’s debut premium performance Men’s Spring Line embodies the art of the sport and places emphasis on respect, strength, honor and sustainability as the foundation of their apparel and products. Items now available from the Men’s Spring line include compression tops and shorts, fleece pants and hoodies, wind and track jackets, t-shirts and various accessories such as duffle bags and headwear items.
In addition to this, RYU also recently released their fight shorts (containing their patent-pending waist closure technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) and training pants designed specifically to enhance the overall performance of Martial Artists while keeping them comfortable at the same time.
All of the RYU apparel items and products have been produced from organic and/or recycled materials utilizing some of the best yarn and fabric suppliers in the world while achieving the performance attributes desired by Mixed Martial Arts fighters and the true everyday athlete.
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