SOURCE: Respect Your Universe, Inc.

Respect Your Universe, Inc.

May 02, 2012 09:30 ET

John Hathaway and Mike Massenzio to Represent RYU on Fuel TV

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is pleased to announce that on Saturday, May 5th, UFC fighters Welterweight John Hathaway and Middleweight Mike Massenzio will be representing RYU at UFC on FOX 3, headlined by Diaz vs. Miller, in Hathaway vs. Krauss and Massenzio vs. Vemola, two highly anticipated preliminary fights airing on Fuel TV at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

John Hathaway of Brighton, England has a 15-1-0 win/loss/draw record and made his UFC debut in 2006, defeating Tom Egan at UFC 93. Hathaway also holds notable Octagon victories over Rick Story, Paul Taylor and Diego Sanchez, with only one Mixed Martial Arts loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 120.

Mike Massenzio, an American Mixed Martial Artist, has a 13-6-0 win/loss/draw record and is from New Jersey where he wrestled, earning two State Championships while attending St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey in 2000 and 2001 at 160 lbs. and 171 lbs. respectively, as well as a U.S. National High School Wrestling Championship in 2001. In 2003 he was the Runner-up at the Junior College National Tournament and was crowned the National Champion a year later, in 2004.

"John Hathaway is really a well-rounded fighter making a name for himself in the UFC," said Rocky Bice, Brand Ambassador for RYU. "With Mike being from New Jersey, he will have a lot of hometown crowd support which will be a great opportunity for RYU to showcase its premium performance apparel to his fans. I look forward to seeing both fights, which will be very entertaining to watch."

Inspired by the dedication of the athlete to the one-thousand-year-old sport of Martial Arts, RYU's debut premium performance Men's Spring Line embodies the art of the sport and places an emphasis on respect, strength, honor and sustainability as the foundation of its apparel and products. Items now available from the Men's Spring line include compression tops and shorts, fleece pants and hoodies, wind and track jackets, t-shirts and various accessories such as duffle bags and headwear items.

In addition to this, RYU also released its performance shorts (containing their patent-pending waist closure technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) and training pants designed specifically to enhance the overall performance of Martial Artists while keeping them comfortable at the same time.

All of the apparel items and products have been produced from organic and/or recycled materials utilizing some of the best yarn and fabric suppliers in the world while achieving the performance attributes desired by Mixed Martial Arts fighters and the true everyday athlete.

For more information on RYU visit http://www.ryu.com or call +1-888-455-6183 ext. 101.

About Respect Your Universe

Respect Your Universe, Inc. (OTCBB: RYUN) is a premium performance apparel and equipment company rooted in and inspired by Mixed Martial Arts. Focused on the needs of the athlete, RYU brings innovative design, development and production of premium authentic performance gear with style to mixed martial artists and athlete enthusiasts worldwide. The RYU brand is based on respect, strength, honor and sustainability.

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