We sponsored Jim Miller for his fight back at UFC 128 in NJ. We then went on to sell his signed fight banner to a lucky MMA collector. This is the proof photo he provided us with. Jim is an interesting fella for sure.
Owning anything used in an MMA fight, for the MMA collector, has to be just about as good as it gets. Signed fight-used/worn gear ranks right up at the top of the collector hierarchy for many memorabilia collectors. Popular items are gloves, hand wraps, shorts, walkout tees and hats, but how collectible are the fight banners we see hanging behind our favorite fighters before they go to war?
Standard MMA fight banners measure 6' wide by 4' tall and are printed on vinyl. They're very sturdy, no doubt, but the size of the items requires some significant space for display. They look great hanging in MMA gyms and behind bars in "mancaves," but aside from such venues, collectors may encounter difficulty when trying to fit these items into their treasured MMA collections.
Some have purchased signed fight banners and made them the centerpiece of their collection. They look great on any wall and are certainly one of the more unique collectibles available in MMA. Perhaps if we printed smaller fight banners for fighters to sign, they might be more appealing to the MMA collector. Maybe 3' x 2', which would make it similar in size to the standard 16" x 20" photo/poster collectors are used to acquiring.
Let us know what you think. We appreciate any feedback and will use the information in the future to give collectors what they are looking for.
We were all set to create a fight banner for Tom Lawlor for his UFC on Fuel fight against Jason MacDonald on May 15th. In true "filthy" fashion, Tom tweeted us and let us know that May 15th also happened to be his birthday and that he wanted a "birthday-themed" fight banner. He then reiterated that he wasn't kidding. So, we got to work on giving the man what he wanted on his special day... We think we struck a decent balance between sponsorship obligation and Birthday celebration for Tom.
Let us know what you think.
When we were contacted to create the fight banner for The Korean Zombie for his main event fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel, we knew we had to give the Zombie fans something extra. The banner design below was the second draft we did. The first included another (smaller) zombie graphic on the upper-right of the banner. Unfortunately, management needed to use the banner for 2 fighters and the zombie had to go altogether...
Either way, Chan Sung Jung turned in an unbelievable performance that night and we were happy to be a part of it in a very small way.
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