SOURCE: Respect Your Universe, Inc.

Respect Your Universe, Inc.

June 25, 2012 09:30 ET

Top UFC Bantamweight Fighter TJ Dillashaw Becomes Official RYU Warrior Athlete

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) -  Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is pleased to announce that top UFC Bantamweight Fighter TJ Dillashaw has become an official RYU Warrior Athlete. After recently representing RYU at the UFC on Fuel TV 1 Sanchez vs. Ellenberger on February 15th where he defeated Walel Watson in a unanimous decision, Dillishaw has now entered into a multi-fight brand representation deal with RYU.

Dillashaw, who improved his win-loss-draw record to 6-1-0, turned pro in 2010 and has two wins by submission and one by TKO. Up next, Dillashaw will face Vaughn Lee on July 11th at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman in a highly anticipated fight card.

"It is an honor to have TJ join the RYU family," said RYU Brand Ambassador Rocky Bice. "TJ has so much in his arsenal, and we only got a taste of that back in February. He has strong stand-up and a sick ground game. Overall he is a very strong fighter that has really just begun his career."

Dillashaw currently practices and spars with Team Alpha Male, including kickboxing sessions with Master Thonglor, and doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the evenings with Dustin Akbari. In addition to this, Dillashaw spends other training time wrestling and doing strength and conditioning at Results along with engaging in training with Mark Munoz at his gym, Reign, in Southern California. To round-off his training regimen, Dillashaw also does Muay Thai at Kings MMA.

"I'm pleased to join the RYU family and excited for what the future holds with us as a team," said TJ Dillashaw. "The Quality of the gear is insane and I love the fact that it is green. The fight shorts are second to none and the detail of the rash guards are over the top!"

Dillashaw began training for MMA and working towards fighting for the UFC two years after he graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Dillashaw made this decision because he wanted to further pursue competing after his collegiate career of wrestling where he was a three-time NCAA Division I Championship qualifier and ranked as high as 10th in the wrestling rankings.

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 duffel 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.

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.

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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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