updated 2/4/2011 9:17:05 AM ET 2011-02-04T14:17:05

DENVER, Feb. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MusclePharm(R) Corporation (OTCBB:MSLP), one of the fastest growing nutritional supplement companies in the United States, today announced UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva, will be representing MusclePharm at the UFC 126 main event fight which takes place on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC star Jake Ellenberger and UFC newcomer Carlos Eduardo Rocha will also sport MusclePharm's apparel on the UFC 126 Fight Card that includes their fight shorts, t-shirt, hat, and a banner with the MSLP Ticker Symbol. UFC 126 Event is estimated to draw 850,000 pay per view buys with an estimated 10 million viewers.

"UFC has been a tremendous partner for our company, and the exposure we will receive Saturday night addresses the perfect demographic for our brand. We are very excited to have the best MMA athlete in the world representing our brand this coming weekend," commented Brad Pyatt, MusclePharm's CEO. "We will continue to focus on opportunities with UFC to further increase MusclePharm's brand awareness and expand MusclePharm's supplement and apparel market penetration."

Anderson Silva is the current UFC Middleweight Champion as well as the promotion's longest reigning champion with 13 consecutive wins. Silva holds the longest active winning streak in the UFC and the record for the longest winning streak in UFC history. Silva is currently ranked as the number one Middleweight in the world by multiple MMA publications; Sherdog and Yahoo! rank Silva as the #2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Since 2006 he has been the UFC Middleweight Champion.

ABOUT MUSCLEPHARM

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MusclePharm is a rapidly expanding healthy life-style company that develops and manufactures a full line of NSF and scientifically approved, nutritional supplements that are 100% free of any banned substances. Based on years of research, MusclePharm products are created through an advanced six-stage research protocol involving the expertise of top nutritional scientists and field tested by more than 100 elite professional athletes from various sports including the NFL, MMA, and MLB. The Company's propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. MusclePharm is sold in over 120 countries and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, and Vitamin Shoppe, as well as over 100 online stores, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon and Vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com .

Forward-looking Statements

MusclePharm Corporation believes the information set forth in this Press Release may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. Certain factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are set forth in "Risk Factors" in Item 2.02 of the Company's Form 8-K dated February 18, 2010, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Cory Gregory, President
         investors@musclepharm.com
         303-396-6100

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