When it comes to men’s athletic cups and jockstraps, there are a few things you need to think of: material, sizing, and support. First and foremost, you need an athletic cup that feels comfortable while you’re wearing it. If you are participating in any sport, you don’t want to have to worry about whether your cup is going to irritate your junk or if it’s going to be comfortable when you’re being active. 

An athletic cup is an essential piece of equipment for anyone that participates in sports. There is nothing worse than getting hit in the groin area or having a knee come up and hit you in the family jewels. The good news is that modern athletic cups are highly effective in absorbing impact and preventing groin injuries.

If you enjoy participating in sports, you’re no doubt aware of the importance of wearing the right protective gear. A good athletic cup is an important part of any athlete’s safety equipment, and it can allow you to play certain sports with peace of mind in knowing that your most sensitive region is protected.


In the past, many cups were made of perforated steel. This offered great protection, but not much comfort. Nowadays some athletic cups are made from lightweight plastics with steel shields and others with polymers or carbon fiber. Polymers or carbon fiber materials help shield and distribute shock away from the groin. 

For additional comfort, many athletic cups have a gel pad around the edges to prevent the polymers from pinching the skin. With the additional padding, you have more protection from irritation and chaffing while moving around.

The Diamond MMA High-performance athletic cup is designed to take direct groin hits with no recovery time. The Diamond MMA cup is the only cup tested and proven to deliver a superior level of protection. The Diamond MMA cup's geometric design deflects and distributes forces away from the groin area for total protection. The soft elastomer edge minimizes vibration, chafing, or rubbing. This athletic cup provides complete protection and comfort for those hard-hitting sports where anything goes!


Many brands make it easy to pick the correct size. All you really need to know is your waist size. At Diamond MMA we make it even simpler to pick your cup size. Instead of having multiple cup sizes, Diamond MMA provides the ultimate groin protection with two sizes; youth and adult. 

How do you know if your cup is fitting correctly? The athletic cup should cover your testicles when standing upright, bending over, or lifting your legs. The Diamond MMA high-performance athletic cup does not allow for any slippage, so there is no chance for your family jewels to end up outside of the cup. 


Many brands that sell athletic cups also sell jockstraps (also known as athletic supporters) that help keep your cup in place while participating in any activity. There are a few types of athletic supporters; compression jock shorts, jockstraps, and performance shorts. 

Diamond MMA provides a unique patented designed 4-strap jock system that acts like suspenders to create tension to keep your cup flush against your body while moving. The patented four strap design acts like suspenders to create tension to keep your cup flush against your body while moving. For additional security, includes a drawstring that can be used to tighten the waistband to your liking. ZERO SHIFTING, GUARANTEED. Made from military-grade elastics and premium construction, prevents both lateral and vertical movement of the cup allowing for free movement, while still providing complete protection and comfort. 

Diamond MMA provides the same 4-strap jock system with our quad strap jock, compression jock short, and also our newly designed performance short jock. 

Now that you know what goes into picking a good athletic cup, we urge you to always protect your family jewels while participating in any high impact sport, such as rugby, football, baseball, MMA, soccer, motocross, paintball, or any other high impact activity that could potentially cause harm to your junk. 

Remember your groin is one of the most important parts of your body and keeping it well protected, especially when you are an active person, is crucial.

For increased comfort, you should check out the Diamond MMA Compression Jock Short, Quad Strap Jock, or Performance Short Jock that have a built-in cup holder for the Diamond MMA Athletic Cup