BAD BOY is a pioneer in the alternative sports lifestyle industry. Founded in 1982 in San Diego, CA, BAD BOY quickly built a name for itself by sponsoring athletes and events in surfing, skateboarding, and motocross.
By the early 1990's, BAD BOY expanded into martial arts via sponsorship of legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Rickson Gracie and MMA champions such as Vitor Belfort and Frank Shamrock. The team expanded by supporting young fighters in MMA tournaments like Mark Kerr and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Today, BAD BOY continues its tradition of supporting leading action sports, combat sports, and fitness athletes around the world including Alexander Gustafsson (ranking as #1 UFC Light Heavyweight MMA fighter), Michael Venom Page (Undefeated Bellator Welterweight MMA Fighter), Lucas Hulk Barbosa (IBJJF Gi and No-GI World Champion, Black Belt under André Fabiano) and Demian Maia (World renowned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and Submission Wrestling Champion).
BAD BOY is dedicated to supporting the action sports athlete and providing high quality products that enhance the athlete’s training, performance, and lifestyle. BAD BOY distributes innovative, lifestyle and performance products on 6 different continents. BAD BOY’s decades of experience creating authentic, competition-quality gear has made us a favorite among core athletes.