Aug 3, 2013; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Phil Davis (pink shorts) fights against Lyoto Machida (blue shorts) during UFC 163 at HSBC Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

MMA has had long battle with breast cancer

UFC star “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis earlier posted a picture on his Twitter of him and with a fan wearing pink.

Davis is known for wearing pink trunks and supporting breast cancer research. Like everyone else, Davis and his loved ones have been affected by breast cancer.

With it being October, Davis is one of several MMA fighters who have taken fight to breast cancer over the years. While MMA is a sport of violence, it is great to see athletes take the gloves to a disease that affects everyone.

Mr. Wonderful began wearing only the Susan G. Komen pink ribbon on his trunks, but eventually went to wearing all-pink.

Davis is not the only one who supports the breast cancer awareness. Over 60 women MMA fighters participated in the MZ and Emmers Sports Bra Auction back in January that raised over $5,000 for breast cancer awareness.

Several sports apparel and equipment companies made pink sports equipment. Companies like ClinchGear, TITLE and MusclePharm make clothes where a portion of the proceeds go toward breast cancer research.

FightChix’s Bleed Pink Thermals are the items they are selling for breast cancer awareness.

Everlast will be going into their eighth year of donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to selling hand wraps and gloves, the company is will be presenting new gloves, which will be worn by fighters competing in the Bellator 102 event, Oct. 4.

In the past, Blackeye promotions have held their Breast Cancer Beatdown events, where part of the proceeds went to charity. I haven’t seen any upcoming fighting events relating to breast cancer awareness lately, but I’m sure they would be as welcomed as any other fighting event, it not more because it supports a good cause.

Know any fighters or companies who are contributing to breast cancer awareness? Answer with a comment below, send a tweet to @alstover or email

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