Mixed martial arts are a high impact sport. Fighters must feel comfortable and uninhibited during a fight. Fighters will always wear, groin guard, mouth guard, and ‘mixed martial art gloves’ (which is known as ‘guanti per arti marziali miste' in Italian).
MMA Shorts are going to be the next most important purchase. Prior to purchasing, you need to know exactly what makes fight shorts different and understand how they have developed with the sport.
Material- Probably one of the most important elements is the fabric that is used. Thinner material is best to disperse sweat from your skin. Lightweight is also important. MMA shorts should be lightweight, strong, fashionable, rugged, and be made in a breathable material.
Side Split vents-MMA fighters will require shorts with long side splits. This is due to the use of low and high kicks during a fight. But the length of the split varies from company to company. Choose determined by personalized preference and what amount of movement you use throughout grappling and striking.
Waistband- Some companies even have their own variation on this system with features that include thin strips of rubber around the waistband to get a more secure fit for the fighter. Mixed martial arts fight shorts are normally a bit baggier than normal shorts so that you can have a free range of movement when fighting.