At Fusion CBD Products, our mission has always been to support the emerging CBD culture in the United States, as well as establishing the connection between CBD and athletics. Whether you’re a casual gymhead bulking up for beach season, or a professional UFC fighter training endlessly every day, we believe that CBD has the transformative power to take athletic performance, energy, focus, and recovery to the next level!
UFC CBD Partnership: Joining the Battle for Better Health
Our UFC CBD partnership started with a passion for mixed martial arts and the bodybuilding community. From day one, it was a natural fit. Why? Because we put the same sweat, blood, and grit into building the Fusion brand that we see in our athletes every day. On and off the Octagon, we have the same fire in our belly and drive for success!
By partnering with top UFC, MMA and bodybuilding athletes we set out to prove that CBD:
- Enhances athletic performance and ability
- Boosts pre-workout energy levels
- Helps with focus, concentration, and mental clarity during a workout
- Speeds up the post-workout recovery process and aids with healing
- Helps regulate weight levels by reducing fat and burning calories
- Relieves muscle soreness and minimizes associated pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Lowers stress levels
- Improves sleep patterns
- Calms the stomach and minimizes nausea
Fusion UFC CBD Sponsorships: Meet Our Fighters!
We work with some of the best of the best that swear by Fusion CBD products as part of the rigorous training program and regimented daily lifestyle.
OFFICIAL PARTNERS OF THE BARE KNUCKLE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP
"The fastest growing combat sport in the USA," Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) has trusted Fusion CBD Products as its official partner since 2019. BKFC is the first promotion allowed to hold a legal, sanctioned, and regulated bare-knuckle event in the United States since 1889. The championship is dedicated to not just creating the safest, most exciting, and highest level bare-knuckle fighting organization in the world, it’s also leading the way for a new, fully recognized professional combat sport. Fusion’s mission is to support them in getting there; not only through sponsorship but by helping bare-knuckle fighters achieve peak athletic performance and safe recovery.
LUIS PALOMINO Instagram handle: @luisbaboon
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Fusion CBD Uses: Post-Workout, Injury Recovery, Energy
Having made his start as a Miami, FL street fighter, Luis “Baboon” Palomino was a natural fit for Bareknuckle combat. At 40 years old, the BKFC world champion still feels the energy to spar against kids half his age – and come out on top. His long list of Ws includes the coveted Police Gazette Diamond Championship Belt, a historical accomplishment in the sport. To help recover from injuries, keep his energy levels high, and his physique at peak status, Baboon trusts Fusion – and is very impressed with our wide range CBD products tailored to his lifestyle.
EDSON BARBOZA Nickname: Junior
Instagram Handle: @edsonbarbozajr
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Fusion CBD Uses: Athletic Recovery, Weight Loss
Brazilian-born, Tampa-bred Edson Mendes Barboza, Jr. has been using a range of Fusion CBD products to help ease recovery after training and after his fights. When Barboza was looking to cut down a weight class (from Lightweight to Featherweight), Fusion helped with his goal. CBD for weight loss may reduce the number of "bad" (white) fat cells, turning them into "good" (brown) fat cells, and Barboza is evidence that it works!
COLBY COVINGTON Nickname: Chaos
Instagram handle: @colbycovington
Hometown: Clovis, California
Fusion CBD Uses: Pain Relief, Muscle Soreness, Recovery, Energy
Our all-American wrestling champion, Colby “Chaos” Covington from Clovis, California is also a Fusion CBD Products superfan. Post-match, Colby regularly applies Fusion’s CBD Instant Freeze rub to eliminate muscle soreness and pain brought on by the ring. Covington also uses Fusion CBD water to help replenish vitamins and minerals, and reap the benefits of CBD that he needs to keep going during a fight.
ARIANE LIPSKI Nickname: The Queen of Violence
Instagram Handle: @arianelipski
Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil
Fusion CBD Uses: Stress, Anxiety, Sleep, Recovery
Straight out of Brazil, our very own tough-as-nails South American superstar lives, eats, and breathes Women’s UFC. She may look sweet, but when she hits the Octagon, you’ll instantly see why she’s earned the nickname “the Queen of Violence.” When she’s done fighting for the night, Ariane uses Fusion’s CBD products to help with physical recovery, as well as easing stress and anxiety, and restoring natural sleep patterns to help her get up and do it all over again the next day!
THIAGO SANTOS Nickname: Sledgehammer/ Marreta
Instagram Handle: @tmarretamma
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fusion CBD Uses: Post-Surgical Recovery
In July 2019, Thiago “the Sledgehammer” Santos sustained several serious injuries after his fight against Jon Jones. Santos managed to pull through five full rounds, impressing UFC experts, but resulting in a torn ACL, MCL, PCL, and meniscus. Santos used Fusion CBD for post-surgical recovery, swearing by our products to help with the necessary healing, muscle repair and recovery he needed to get him back on track.
HECTOR LOMBARD Nickname: Lightning, Showeather
Instagram Handle: @hectorlombard
Fighting Out of: Boca Raton, Florida
Fusion CBD Uses: Muscle Soreness, Inflammation, Endurance
A true MMA fighter, Hector Lombard is a man of many styles. As a former olympian, fourth-degree black belt in Judo, Barenuckle FC fighter, and the first ever middleweight Bellator Champion (2x), Lombard has no time for body aches and muscle pain. Hector and his entire crew of BKFC fighters use Fusion CBD Products, including CBD intense relief rub to keep training for longer with less pain. Our products help target sore spots and take down inflammation.
KHAOS WILLIAMS Nickname: The Oxfighter
Instagram Handle: @khaoswilliams
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Fusion CBD Uses: Energy, Focus, Recovery
This young UFC fighter hailing from Detroit, Michigan is already a rising star in pro-boxing and MMA. Straight out of the gate, Williams became the first UFC fighter to knock out his opponent in 27 seconds during his debut into the Octagon; and this is only the beginning! To keep pushing through with less recovery time, Williams uses a whole range of Fusion CBD Products for pain and recovery. As one to watch, we’re proud sponsors of the Oxfighter!
Fusion CBD BodyBuilding Sponsorship
GIOVONNI RAVENELL Nickname: Gio
Instagram Handle: @gio_prime
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Fusion CBD Uses: Physical/Mental Stress, Pre-Workout Energy, Post-Workout/Injury Recovery
As a B.S. in Exercise science and the founder of his own coaching company, this bodybuilding entrepreneur knows what it takes to get gains... by the book. Today Giovonni Ravenell uses Fusion CBD Products pre- post- and during- his workout sessions to maximize the full range of benefits our CBD oils, topicals, rubs, and beverages have to offer. Gio is a big fan of Fusion, taking it with him wherever he goes as he trains and competes on the road. Although he’s a major influencer in the bodybuilding space, few people know that Gio had his 15 minutes of Hollywood stardom when he appeared on Netflix’s hit show “Awake”!
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