SOURCE: Respect Your Universe, Inc.

Respect Your Universe, Inc.

June 20, 2012 09:30 ET

TJ Waldburger, CJ Keith and Ken Stone to Represent RYU at UFC on FX

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is thrilled to announce that on Friday, June 22nd top UFC fighters TJ Waldburger, CJ Keith and Ken Stone will be representing RYU at UFC on FX in Atlantic City for Maynard vs. Guida. Getting underway at 9:00 p.m. EDT, Waldburger vs. Ebersole will be the second fight on the Main Card with Nijem vs. Keith and Stone vs. Pague on the Preliminary Card shown on Fuel TV.

A newly promoted Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a Welterweight MMA fighter for almost 7 years, Waldburger has a 15-6-0 win/loss/draw professional Mixed Martial Arts record, turning professional at age 17 in 2005, with parental consent, after only three amateur fights. Shortly after that, Waldburger went on to hold championship belts in the Xtreme Fighting Championship, Masters of the Cage, and Shark Fights, which led to a four-fight contract with the UFC. In September of 2010, Waldburger fought and won his UFC debut by unanimous decision.

"Now I can be environmentally friendly and look good too. Big thanks to RYU," said TJ Waldburger.

CJ Keith is a Lightweight who will be making his UFC debut against Ramsey Nijem this Friday. Keith, who is known as a great striker, will be entering the octagon with an undefeated 8-0 win/loss professional Mixed Martial Arts record. Ken Stone, a Bantamweight fighter with a 10-3-1 win/loss/draw professional Mixed Martial Arts record, started his career on the regional circuit, finishing his first eight opponents before losing a split decision to Jason McLean. Stone is known as a well-rounded fighter comfortable standing and on the ground.

"We are extremely excited and proud to have three true warriors repping RYU this Friday night!"said RYU Brand Ambassador, Rocky Bice.

Inspired by the dedication of the athlete to the ancient sport of Martial Arts, RYU's debut premium performance Men's Spring Line embodies the art of the sport and places emphasis on respect, strength, honor and sustainability as the foundation of their 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 their performance shorts and training pants designed specifically to enhance the overall performance of Martial Artists while keeping them comfortable at the same time.

Built for Athletes, Suited for Style, all of the RYU 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 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. Respect to the End.

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