MMA’s Rener Gracie
‘Shark Tank’ Blew Up My Clothing Brand!
6/7/2019 12:47 PM PDT
Rener Gracie is MMA royalty — a member of the legendary Gracie family which created Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
But, he’s also a fashion designer — and he tells TMZ Sports his business went CRAZY a few weeks ago when he made a deal on “Shark Tank.”
Rener is the creator of Quikflip — which started as a hoodie that transforms into a wearable backpack.
The 35-year-old martial artist was a hit on “Shark Tank” — and ended up making a $500,000 deal with Lori Grenier.
— Shark Tank (@ABCSharkTank) May 10, 2019
Now, Rener says the exposure from the show has resulted in a MASSIVE sales increase — and coupled with his new famous and powerful business partner, he’s ready to take over.
Check out the clip … Rener says he’s stoked to have found success outside the world of jiu-jitsu … but don’t worry, he ain’t slowing down in the fight world any time soon either.