UFC heavyweight contender Chris Daukaus has turn out to be the most recent to offer a moderately damning evaluation of the promotion’s shoe partnership with The Rock.
Overdue remaining month, the MMA chief introduced that Mission Rock, created through former WWE determine and present Hollywood big name Dwayne Johnson, had introduced its first-ever co-branded sneakers, the Mission Rock x UFC BSR 2 and Mission Rock Slides.
As a part of the deal, UFC warring parties were passed the sneakers as a part of their authentic combat kits, with the athletes in motion at UFC Paris marking the primary to don the brand new sneakers.
However whilst the sneakers were branded as “for individuals who stroll the stroll,” it seems that many UFC warring parties would moderately make the stroll in the rest however the Mission Rock tools…
Daukaus Stocks Diaz Sentiment On Mission Rock
Throughout UFC 279 combat week previous this month, Nate Diaz made his perspectives at the shoe transparent all through an interview with Megan Olivi, exclaiming that they “f*cking suck.”
Smartly, it seems that that description is a well-liked one.
Showing on The AllStar’s UFC Vegas 60 recap display, heavyweight Chris Daukaus mentioned the brand new partnership. After giving the similar evaluation as Diaz, the Philadelphian defined the problems.
“Dude, they f*cking suck. They f*cking suck,” Daukaus mentioned. “They’re f*cking sh*tty-ass sneakers, guy… They’re the f*cking worst. Pay attention, I’m now not a large shoe man… I’ve were given like, sh*tty New Balances — I’m a dad… I’m now not a sneaker man. Those shoes f*cking suck. They truly do suck. They’re uncomfortable, tremendous tight, giant — they f*cking suck.
“Communicate sh*t in regards to the Reebok deal, (however) the standard of shoe with Reebok, manner higher in my view. I’m simply now not a fan or Underneath Armour sneakers… They simply suck. Sorry Rock. You’ll to find me, I’m in Philadelphia. Come when you wanna say one thing, your sneakers f*cking suck,” Daukaus added.
In addition to the relief, or obvious loss of, Mission Rock X UFC has additionally been criticized for now not granting warring parties a lower from the deal. Light-weight prospect Terrance McKinney has been vocal in regards to the subject on social media, encouraging Johnson to be in warring parties’ nook.
Daukaus highlighted McKinney’s pleas, and admitted that he was once tempted to apply on from it with a tweet of his personal.
“I observed T-Wrecks tweeting sh*t out about The Rock and all that sh*t, Terrance McKinney. I observed him tweeting all that sh*t out,” Daukaus famous. “I sought after to leap at the bandwagon like, ‘Yeah dude, those f*cking suck,’ but additionally like, I really like getting paid, so didn’t wanna tweet out. However yeah, the sneakers f*cking suck.”
With the partnership nonetheless in its early days, it stands to explanation why that extra perspectives will emerge as extra warring parties are made to put on the footwork pre-fight.
What do you are making of the unfavourable reception that The Rock’s shoe partnership with the UFC has won from warring parties?