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Respect Your Universe Makes Debut Exhibitor Appearance at 2012 UFC Fan Expo


Respect Your Universe (OTC: RYUN) is making its debut exhibitor appearance at the 2012 UFC Fan Expo July 6 and 7. The company is a start-up stage retailer which markets and sells sportswear and competition apparel directed towards the mixed martial arts fan base. Respect Your Universe's product is classified into three categories: Training, Competition and Lifestyle. Specifically, training apparel includes compression tops and compression shorts, training shorts, training hoodies, t-shirts and duffel bags. Competition wear includes MMA competition shorts. Sportswear includes t-shirts, hoodies, beanies and shorts.

The company will have top UFC fighters at its booth at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, including Jamie Varner, Krzystof Soszynski, Darren Elkins, Mike Pierce, TJ Waldburger and Dennis Hallman.

"We are pumped for our first UFC Fan Expo! RYU is coming in with six great UFC fighters that fans will be able to meet and get autographs from, so if you are an MMA fan then you will want to visit the RYU booth," said RYU Brand Ambassador, Rocky Bice. "Not only will we have RYU gear available to buy, but fans will get to meet and hang out with the fighters who use and wear the RYU gear on a daily basis!"

The company, which says that its apparel and other products are comprised of up to 90 percent organic and recycled materials, became an official sponsor of the UFC in December 2011. In addition, the company said that its brand will be visible in various elements of 2012 UFC events. In February, the Las Vegas-based company raised $1.5 million in capital. Friday, RYUN had a market-cap of roughly $35 million and trades on the OTC market. During Friday's trading session, the stock lost around 6 percent on light volume. Year-to-date, shares have fallen approximately 18 percent.

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