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Pimpit Fight Team to sponsor Andria Caplan

Despite being headquartered in California, apparel and MMA-lifestyle company Pimpit has done a lot to support fighters on the East Coast in recent months.

In May, the Pimpit Fight Team sponsored Philadelphia-based fighters Mike Groves, Zach Makovsky, Matt Makowski, and Jon Murphy during EliteXC’s first-ever telecast on CBS.

Soon after, Pimpit became an official sponsor of Combat in the Cage, one of the top regional promotions on the East Coast that has helped produced many fighters currently competing in the UFC and EliteXC.

And now, I am pleased to announce that the Pimpit Fight Team is sponsoring my wife, Andria Caplan, for her MMA debut this coming Saturday during Combat in the Cage’s “15th Strike” in Newark, Delaware.

Andria will be wearing Pimpit fight shorts for her fight against Shannon Schade. In addition to producing actual fight gear, Pimpit also produces a lot of MMA-lifestyle apparel such as socks, hooded sweat shirts, t-shirts, and some really unique items that you don’t typically see MMA-apparel companies produce.

Andria and I would both like to thank Pimpit for their support. It’s great to be working with a company that recognizes the East Coast has a lot of up-and-coming talent. I also want to give a special thanks to Jeremy Goecke and his partners at Pimpit for their continued support of 5 Oz. of Pain.

  • HexRei says:

    Bart Palazevski to the WEC HELL YES! I love that dude.

  • bob says:

    gl to your wife

  • Steve says:


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  • John says:

    Please post infomation about your wife’s fights when she becomes relevant. Until then, I am not interested in who is sponsoring her. I am sure I speak for most fans when I say this.

  • Matt C. says:

    Hey John – thanks for your feedback, but these posts will continue.
    1) its important to support the companies that support the MMA fighters
    2) the support of those companies allows sites like 5 Oz to do what we do
    3) if you’re not interested in reading, its simple to scroll past it.
    4) it’s Sam’s site and he can post what he wants

    – Matt C.

  • Sergio G. Hernandez says:

    Please realize this is Sam’s website and he can post whatever he wants. I am sure I speak for most fans when I say this.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    John, your options are:

    A) Allow me to offset the costs my wife and I have invested in her training so that I can continue to spend ample amounts of time on 5 Oz. so I don’t have to get a typical 9-to-5


    B) I stop supporting those who support my family and I and get a 9-to-5 and shut the site down and save money by not having to pay money for re-designs, server upgrades, phone costs to speak with sources for stories, etc.

    For those who think we make money on this site, you’re delusional. Perhaps one day we will and obviously we believe we have a chance to. But we’re not now. I can’t speak for my co-owners Matt Cava and Adam Morgan, but I’ve never worked so hard for so little money in my entire life. But I do it because I believe in what this site represents and I love what I do.

    I’m sure other people would rather not read these messages, but they are smart enough to not to say anything and simply just ignore it. For you to speak out shows that you’re not only ignorant, but an ingrate.

    BTW, for those other than John that might be reading this, B really isn’t a legitimate option I’d ever consider at this point. While John is an ingrate, I’ve gotten a ton of support from readers out there regarding this site and also my wife’s fighting career. Those are the people that matter and those are the people we do this for. The e-mails, comment threads, and all the times you guys have seen me at a show and come up to me to complement the site are not things that I overlook and are all sentiments that I appreciate. You have no idea have much the positive support means.

    But yeah, I could do without idiots such as John reading this site and adding to our bandwidth costs. We’re an independently owned and operated site that is FREE of charge. We’re not a network television station. We’re not a cable channel you pay for. We don’t do any heavy marketing. You’re making the choice on your own to come here. If you don’t like the site, don’t read it.

    If you enjoy the site but have something constructive to add, great. But if all you want to do is whine, bitch, and be negative, then DON’T COME BACK.

    And I don’t care if my words come off as professional or unprofessional — I’m not running for office and this isn’t a pay site. That’s me being real with everyone and once again, if you can’t handle my honesty, then DON’T COME BACK. And before someone says my attitude is going to hurt our traffic, it’s my opinionated nature that put this site on the map in the first place.

    That’s my rant for the day… well, for the month… actually, probably the year.

  • Sergio G. Hernandez says:

    Daaaayyyymmmmnnnn, Sam!

    Enjoy that second asshole, John!!

  • BLOodyMEss says:

    John is a D*ck. if its the same *sshole who posts on MMaMania like 500 times a week then I am not supprised by his remark. the guy has absolutely no class and he really is not that intelligent about mma. he goes from site to site copying and pasting and then he jerks off and eats it. Sam Goodluck to your wifey

  • Eric M says:

    While I wish your wife the best and I have no problem at all with you posting these sponsor updates, that wasn’t a very classy way to address it. I know you put in a ton of time, effort, and capital to have a free site but let’s be realistic here. You do advertising, you will do more advertising (as addressed by the media marketing company you posted that you now deal with), and this site adds credibility to your name as a writer which in turn makes your opinion and stories more valuable to outside sources. Please don’t pretend that this website is solely for the love of it, because if it was then there would be no advertising, and you probably would work a 9 to 5 doing something that wasn’t related. Whether you like it or not jerks like John add to your site traffic numbers and will eventually get you that money which you need to make this venture profitable. If you’re having a bad day hit the heavy bag a little harder, take the high road, and walk away like a true class act that I think you are. I’ve never posted before because it’s just not my thing to write to message boards, but for some reason I felt I had to say something.

    Good luck to your wife and to 5ozs.

  • jeff the drunk says:

    john is a waste of bandwith
    F him and his lame comment
    he speaks for NO ONE except his miserable self
    hey johnny boy: F YOU

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Eric M:

    Your post is not as ignorant as John’s but it’s very close. You’re acting as if you speak of knowledge of my situation when you truly don’t. As such, I am going to correct you.

    As far as my value to outside sources, I wrote for before I published this blog on a regular basis. 5 Oz. had NOTHING to do with me getting a spot with If I wasn’t trying to grow 5 Oz., chances are I could put putting a lot more time into my writing career and making advances. So you are wrong, 5 Oz. doesn’t help my career. In many ways, it hurts it because I am not fully committed to any other company work for. In March, I was also offered a job to return to mainstream sports. The offer was twice as much as I make now. Guess what? I turned it down. Why? Because I truly love what I do.

    Nobody is pretending I am doing this SOLELY for the love of it. I implore you to show me where I said that. The reality is though, this is my passion. It’s also a fact that I’ve been at this for over a year with 5 Oz. Matt and Adam are closing in on a year now. None of us have made any real money from this. We’re constantly asking our families and bosses for their patience. We’re making a lot of sacrifices. Too many to have to subject ourselves to ignorant readers — no matter how few and far between. If you want to spout a bunch of nonsense, go ahead. But show some backbone and don’t try to guilt us into not responding. If you want to speak up, great, but you better be ready for a response.

    So you again are incorrect. If I didn’t love this, I wouldn’t be doing it. We hope to some day make a profit. A very large profit. But it hasn’t happened yet and there is no guarantee it ever will.

    And your implication that we’re not in it for the love of it because we have advertising is completely ignorance. Why don’t you try and operate your own free website that servers hundreds of thousands of readers each month. Do you think it’s free to run a website like this? We have a LOT of costs. Sure, we have eyeballs, but if you know anything about running a website you’d know that eyeballs don’t always equal income. What are we supposed to do? Make no attempt to try and break even? So I have to operate my site at a loss to convince you that I am in this for the love of it?

    So Eric, next time you feel I haven’t responded in a “classy way” and feel a need to speak from ignorance, maybe you should be the one to punch a heavy bag instead of posting?

  • Ross says:

    I like to read about your wife, it brings an inside look on an athelete starting their journey and the problems you run into (i.e. not having an opponnet after she cut weight.ouch)
    I do wonder if you think or if you care that your wife MAY be getting her sponsorships based off of your site and your willingness to co-promote instead of her fighting abilities? I have no knowledge of her skill level so please take this as an honest question. Best of luck w/ everything,keep it up.

    Ross- 5 oz of pain fan for life.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Ross, what kind of question is that? My wife is 0-0. Of course the affiliation with 5 Oz. is opening opportunities for her that otherwise wouldn’t be there. Sponsors are looking for exposure so if leveraging the hard work I’ve put into 5 Oz. as a founding owner can make sponsoring my wife more attractive to companies, I am okay with it and so is she. My wife trains 4-6 hours daily and does not work. Being a full-time fighter is her dream and pursuing a career in MMA is not cheap. We don’t care how we offset the costs, so long as we offset the costs. For us, seeking sponsors isn’t an option — it’s a necessity. I don’t know if people realize how many good fight prospects left the game early because they couldn’t afford to keep training and support themselves. These companies that support fighters often are the difference between a fighter going for it and becoming a full-time fighter or retiring early. They’re making the sport better.

  • Ross says:

    Ty for the response.


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