Mitchell will finally get to don the fight shorts he has long
requested on Saturday night.
UFC president Dana White posted a photo of the camouflage shorts
Mitchell will be allowed to wear as part of his Reebok fight kit
for his bout against Andre Fili at
UFC Fight Night 181.
“Thug Nasty” has been lobbying for his own trademark brand of
shorts for a while now. When Mitchell used the rarely-seen Twister
to dispatch Matt Sayles
at UFC on ESPN 7 last December, his biggest concern was some
“Reebok, y’all are gonna have to kill me or make some camo shorts
‘cause I ain’t shuttin’ up ‘til then!” he said.
Mitchell, who competed on Season 27 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” is
undefeated thus far in 13 professional appearances. That includes
victories over Tyler
Moffett, Sayles and Charles
Rosa in UFC competition.
UFC Fight Night 181 takes place on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las
Vegas and is headlined by a middleweight clash between Anderson
Silva and Uriah Hall.
The main card airs on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT following
prelims on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.