Cody Brundage was allegedly turned down by UFC after requesting for purple shorts to represent daughter's epilepsy

Cody Brundage wanted purple shorts [Image courtesy: @cody_brundage_ on Instagram, @WonderbreadMMA on Twitter]
Cody Brundage wanted purple shorts [Image courtesy: @cody_brundage_ on Instagram, @WonderbreadMMA on Twitter]

UFC middleweight Cody Brundage's request for customized fight gear was allegedly turned down.

While he didn't specify the timeline of his request, Brundage claims to have asked the UFC for purple shorts to represent his daughter's epilepsy. But the UFC said no for some reason.

The 29-year-old took to Twitter and said:

"I’ve asked for purple to represent epilepsy for my daughter and was told no 🤷🏻‍♂️"

Brundage's comments came in response to fellow middleweight Brendan Allen's request for custom shorts. 'All in' also wants it in purple, which is his daughter's favorite color.

Allen advised Cody Brundage to make enough noise to have his request granted. He said:

"This business is all noise. Make enough and alot can happen"

Brundage, who is currently on a two-fight skid, admitted that a few wins would also help his cause. He wrote:

"Yea plus winning helps and you’re doing a great job of that!!"

Allen, who is currently riding a four-fight win streak and is slated to face Bruno Silva next month, responded by saying:

"Your right in the winning part. I appreciate it man thank you, we all out here just trying to make a dollar"

Campaigning for customized shorts was made popular by Bryce Mitchell who finally got his camo shorts last year. Other stars followed suit, like Max Holloway, who demanded floral print on his UFC shorts.

UFC has already made custom gear for Cody Brundage to represent daughter's epilepsy

Cody Brundage wore a black armband with purple text on it after his first-round submission win over Dalcha Lungiambula in March 2022. The text read 'Kingsley', the name of his daughter, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition in 2021.

Brundage thanked the UFC for the custom piece in purple, which is the color of epilepsy awareness. The middleweight fighter said during the post-fight press conference:

"It's called AOG 13. There's only, like, 40 documented cases of it. Basically, kids who have it are predisposed to epilepsy, seizures, [and] major delays developmentally so the UFC made this for me to kind of just honor that, honor her. You know, she gives me a lot of motivation for what I'm fighting for. I thought it was really cool they did that and allowed me to promote that on their platform."

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Edited by Anirudh