Bad Boy provides action and combat sport athletes with performance products and apparel. They first began producing T-shirts and shorts for local surfers and skaters in San Diego, California in the early eighties. A decade later Bad Boy launched a combat sports line, starting with their sponsorship of Rickson Gracie, son of the legendary founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Helio Gracie for a seminar that he was giving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The seminar made the cover story in a national magazine and the cover photo featured Rickson wearing a Bad Boy gi. As Jiu Jitsu continued to grow in Brazil, Bad Boy continued to sponsor both the Gracies and Jiu Jitsu tournaments.
During the first Mixed Martial Arts tournaments, then called Vale Tudo, started throughout Brazil Bad Boy was first in line to support the sport.
As the sport grew, it became apparent that the gi and traditional gear were hindering the performance of many athletes. Bad Boy recognized this and created the first shorts designed for the needs of Vale Tudo fighters. The Vale Tudo shorts were based on the Sungao, which is the Brazilian word for the swim briefs that are popular on beaches of Brazil.
Bad Boy has won Best Technical Clothing Brand in the 2010 and 2011 World MMA Awards, and Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand in 2012. Now Bad Boy offers a line of Muay Thai equipment including shorts, gloves and shin guards.
Here is a list of Muay Thai gear by Bad Boy MMA.