UFC heavyweight contender Chris Daukaus recently shared his honest thoughts UFC’s shoe partnership with The Rock. The MMA leader had announced that Project Rock, created by former WWE figure and current Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson, had launched its first-ever co-branded footwear, the Project Rock x UFC BSR 2 and Project Rock Slides. As part of the deal, UFC fighters have been handed the shoes as part of their official fight kits, with the athletes in action at UFC Paris marking the first to don the new footwear.
But while the shoes have been branded as “for those who walk the walk,” it appears many UFC fighters would rather make the walk in anything but the Project Rock gear.
Chris Daukaus reflects on Project Rock
During UFC 279 fight week earlier this month, Nate Diaz made his views on the shoe clear during an interview with Megan Olivi, exclaiming that they “f*cking suck.” Appearing on The AllStar’s UFC Vegas 60 recap show, heavyweight Chris Daukaus discussed the new partnership. After giving the same assessment as Diaz, the Philadelphian explained the issues:
“Dude, they f*cking suck. They f*cking suck,” Daukaus said. “They’re f*cking sh*tty-ass shoes, man… They are the f*cking worst. Listen, I’m not a big shoe guy… I’ve got like, sh*tty New Balances — I’m a dad… I’m not a sneaker guy. These sneakers f*cking suck. They really do suck. They’re uncomfortable, super tight, big — they f*cking suck.
“Talk sh*t about the Reebok deal, (but) the quality of shoe with Reebok, way better in my opinion. I’m just not a fan or Under Armour shoes… They just suck. Sorry Rock. You can find me, I’m in Philadelphia. Come if you wanna say something, your shoes f*cking suck,” Daukaus added.