Tony Reid

tony reidIn July 2008 Reid launched an MMA inspired clothing line Reid Fight Wear. He saw a need in the MMA Clothing Market for a more classic, clean and timeless design and less of the dated styles seen then. In trying to avoid the overused terminology in current MMA Clothing Company names and borrowing from leaders and other influences in the fashion industry the Reid Fight Wear name was born. In the process of major life changes Tony cashed out his 401(k), emptied his bank account of his life savings and put his life, his heart and soul and his name into creating the company.

In August 2009 Tony began writing for TapouT and MMA Worldwide Magazines, creating the Rattling the Cage Q&A, interviewing the biggest names in MMA. He expanded his input and contributions by writing features and a cover story for the magazine during his nearly four year stretch with the magazine.

In August of the same year Reid launched www.rattling-the-cage.com an MMA news, blog and gallery site and home for all of his work on various platforms.

In May of 2012 Reid began writing for Ultimate MMA Magazine, launching an MMA Legends and MMA Officials Series.

Also in May of that year he started appearing regularly on ESPN 92.3 WVSL as the MMA Insider.

In early August of 2012 Reid was named General Manager of UFC Fighter Tim Boetsch’s Barbarian Combat Sports in Sunbury, PA. Reid was responsible for the day to day gym operations including scheduling, membership growth, apparel and merchandising as well as contract negotiation and fight scheduling for up and coming fighters in the gym.

By December 2012 Reid started contributing to Fighters Only Magazine, “The World’s Leading MMA and Lifestyle Magazine” sold in over 30 countries around the world and with the largest reach of any international magazine of its type with well over 100,000 copies shipping worldwide every month. Reid’s contributions include the One 5 Minute Round Q&As, Teammate vs. Teammate Q&As and other special sections and interviews with the world’s most recognizable mixed martial artists.

In May of 2013 Reid became a monthly segment host on Sirius XM Radio appearing the first Thursday of every month at 3:30PM EST on TapouT Radio on SiriusXM (Sirius 92 XM 208) in a segment he created called “On Blast!” where he puts people inside and outside the world of MMA on notice.

In August of 2013 “Rattling the Cage with Tony Reid” premiered on ESPN 92.3 WVSL. It can be heard Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:00pm Eastern. The show can be heard weekly and is also available, as it streams live online at www.923espn.com