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WRAPPING UP 2011

Just a couple of years ago, compiling a list like this one was a much more simple process. Metal Mulisha truly is dominating and has grown into the biggest, best, and most badass action sports team in the world. Housing the best freestyle motocross team, MMA World Championship fighters like Nick Diaz, winning the LOORRS Championships, taking over X Games, releasing Black Friday and many more events, our path of destruction cannot be stopped. Our unstoppable force that is blanketing its way around the world continues to grow with support of our loyal and dedicated fans. Let’s go over some of 2011 monthly highlights…

January:

2011 kicked off with one hell of a start! The 2011 Nuclear Cowboyz Tour opened it’s doors to another insane year of shows throughout the states with Derek Garland, Jeff Kargola, Nixey Danielson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Taka Higashino, & Ronnie Faisst.

The 2012 Nuclear Cowboyz tour will be kicking off with it’s first stop in Baltimore, Maryland January 13 – 14, 2012 so make sure to check the schedule and grab a ticket!

Deegan had a itch to get seated into the 25th Annual Chili Bowl which was held in a sold out stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Check out this sick video of Deegan racing in his Midget car hooked up by Cory Kruseman!

Metal Mulisha MMA fighter Nick Diaz, crushed Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos on January 29th, 2011 Showtime STRIKEFORCE fight in San Jose, CA. Diaz walked out focused not taking his eyes off Cyborg, giving him one hell of a stare-down as the crowed all cheered and yelled “DIAZ” until the clock started.

The win was the ninth straight for the world-ranked Diaz, the last two of which have come as Strikeforce’s Welterweight Master. Santos, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, had only been submitted once previously in 31 professional appearances entering the match. Congratulations to a great performance and fight to Nick Diaz!

February:

Yet another On the Pipe was released by film master, Jay Schweitzer which featured some pretty sick riding footage of Potter, Deegan, and Jacko. Make sure to pick up a copy of On The Pipe 6!

Julian Dusseau joined the Metal Mulisha team. Although Julian was around the Mulisha scene for sometime now… about 10 years, we are pumped to finally welcome Julian to the Mulisha family!

Wes Agee stepped it up and went trick for trick for a pretty cool web update called ‘Day In The Dirt

March:

We kicked it off with our 2011 ad campaign “With or Without My Dirtbike” Check out this video on what Jimmy Fitzpatrick would be doing if he wasn’t riding a dirbike…

The Rockstar Metal Mulisha FMX demo team geared up and head out to the 2011 Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow. Check out the video update from Derek Garland, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Wes Agee, & Jimmy Hill.

Metal Mulisha’s Jeff “Ox” Kargola and Colton Udall once again dominated the dirt in Baja, bringing home a well earned victory for the second year in a row in the 5th annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja, Mexico.

Ronnie Faisst was injured during the Nuclear Cowboyz show on Friday, March 25 at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA.

He was immediately treated by onsite EMTs and taken to the Lake Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for further evaluation. It was determined by physicians that Ronnie had a broken femur in his left leg.

April:

The General Brian Deegan signed with Ford Racing! He will be running the Ford Raptor in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series Pro 2 class, and the Pro Lite Class. Deegan will also drive the Ford Rockstar Metal Mulisha Fiesta in select Global RallyCross Championship events, as well as at the X Games.

While riding with friends and family outside of San Felipe, Jeff “Ox” Kargola crashed while riding his dirt bike. Jeff was attended to by medical personnel on site and was transported via helicopter to the San Felipe hospital where he passed away due to his injuries. His drive, love, passion and commitment drove him to become the best rider of his time.

Jeff will always be part of the Mulisha family, and his memory will continue to push our group of friends to the outer limits of life. Ox will be deeply missed and we put together this amazing tribute video for the world to see how awesome Ox was!

May:

Cam Sinclair dropped his “With or Without” ad and gave the fans a view on what he might be doing if he wasn’t cracking whips and throwing down double backflip’s!

June:

MSR and Metal Mulisha have teamed up to design, develop and distribute Metal Mulisha branded riding gear! This stuff that stands out from the rest and offers nothing but the best quality and durability a rider can ask for.

June:

MSR and Metal Mulisha have teamed up to design, develop and distribute Metal Mulisha branded riding gear! This stuff that stands out from the rest and offers nothing but the best quality and durability a rider can ask for.

Wes Agee heads south of the California border to warm up some tasty street meat, and break in his new tires on his taco stand for his “With or Without” ad.

The Metal Mulisha took 2 out of 3 spots on the podium in X Games 17 Best Trick! Jacko took home the Best Trick gold medal pulling off a massive front flip and Cam Sinclair brought double backflip combos to the table taking the silver Best Trick medal.

Todd Potter took on the X Games Best Whip contest with a silver medal finish! We think he should have had the hat trick with his 3rd year of Gold in a row, but I guess you can’t win ‘em all. The competition was solid this year for sure.

Ronnie Faisst healed up from his injury earlier this year just in time for X Games Speed & Style. Faisst earned another X Games Medal in Moto X Speed & Style walking away with the bronze!

Deegan finished up X Games 17 with a strong lead, walking away with a well earned gold medal in Rallycross! Following Deegan’s success Metal Mulisha earned a total of five medals at X Games 17 and has increase its tally of more than 50 medals for the Metal Mulisha since 1999. As the General would say “yeah that’s what’s up!

August:

The Rockstar Metal Mulisha FMX Team head out to Camp Pendleton, the home and training facility of the US Marine Corps. The guys wanted to put on a huge show for the troops and give back to the men and women who protect our freedom everyday.

We caught up with Jacko before he left back to Australia and put together this sick video at the Mulisha Compound with Todd Potter, Wes Agee, Ronnie Faisst, Derek Garland and Nick Dunne!

September:

Metal Mulisha BMX rider Brandon Dosch defended his Dew Tour Cup Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dosch had a minor mistake off the drop in during the third and final run which pushed him back in the standings. Dosch finished up taking 3rd place in BMX Dirt. Congrats Dosch!

Faisst finished up his Dew Tour Speed & Style contest taking a well earned 2nd place podium finish!

Deegan vs Mirra was definitely the fight of the year! Deegan and Mirra battled it out in a very close match for the first three scheduled rounds.

The judges thought it was too close to decide a winner, so they had them do a winner-take-all fourth round! Deegan went nuts in the final round and took the decision victory! Congrats Deegan! for his well earned EllisMania victory!

Potter hit the streets with his radar gun, cuffs, and handed out some tickets for his September ad “With or Without My Dirt Bike” in Transworld Motocross Magazine.

October:

We kicked off the launch of the Metal Mulisha World Domination Game for the iPhone! You can ride the biggest and best Freestyle Motocross courses as Metal Mulisha riders Brian Deegan, Larry Linkogle or Jacko Strong. We also created a custom course builder where you can lay down different ramps and do big tricks like, back flips, front flips, double flips, rock solids, and more.

Taka Higashino, Rob Adelberg and Todd Potter swept the podium at the 9th annual ASA FMX World Championships!

The Rockstar Energy Metal Mulisha FMX Team loaded up all the bikes and flew out to Puerto Rico to take on, The Decade Of Destruction Tour.

Nick Diaz takes the fight of the night after battering BJ Penn to a unanimous decision victory 29-28, 29-27, 29-28. Nick was the Strikeforce welterweight champion and now moves to the UFC to prove himself the best 170 pound fighter in the sport!

November:

Brian Deegan, continues to break barriers in the action sports world and has just added a new sport to his name as a Monster Jam monster truck driver!

We made a pretty bad ass tribute video for Veterans Day to show our appreciation and thanks to all who have served.

December:

The Race of Champions has been considered by many of today’s top racing professionals as the auto-racing Super Bowl of the year.

Team USA was comprised of two of the very best action sports athletes in motorsports, Brian Deegan & Travis Pastrana! Although they didn’t take the Race Of Champions title, they battled it out and gave it one hell of a shot. Congrats to you both for representing Team USA!

The final round of the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series was held at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. With the season coming to an end Metal Mulisha’s ‘General’, Brian Deegan has led the path to victory earning his first ever Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Pro 2 Championship and another year as the dominating Pro-Lite Champion!

Keeping the momentum going for the Mulisha, driver Justin Bean Smith won the Baja 500 & 1000 this year. Today Bean took the win for the Pro Buggy victory. Finishing off 2nd in the Championship! Congrats Bean!

Metal Mulisha will revisit its roots in 2012 with a Supercross and Motocross with an agreement to become the official casual sponsor for the Valli-Star Supercross/Motocross team. Get ready for A1!

New to the Metal Mulisha team and following his brother Nick Diaz’s footsteps, Nate Diaz took on UFC 141 against Cerrone! Diaz battled Cerrone all three rounds and plummeted Cerrone with his impressive boxing skills! Nate Diaz finished the night winning by a decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28. Congrats Nate and Congrats to the Diaz Family!

After two years of filming the wait for Metal Mulisha’s Black Friday is over! You can catch all of the progressive action—from Wes Agee and Todd Potter’s world record 190 ft. back flip to Brian Deegan’s fight against Dave Mirra at EllisMania 7 to Fitz’s insane helicopter dive. Be the first to pick up a copy January 6, 2012 on iTunes!