I think rule of thumb is, if you see people walking around in Tapout or Affliction shirts. It's pretty safe to say they are new fans to MMA sport and don't train. Never met anyone that train that wear Tapout or Affliction shirts.
Originally Posted by babo78
Fixed, but not for comic purposes.
The problem with most of these "fans" is that most of them don't know **** about MMA. Ask them who their favorite fighter is, and if they don't say Chuck Liddell, they'll name a current UFC champ. God forbid anyone say Fedor, or any other fighter outside of the UFC. These guys are the first to boo when a fight hits the ground, which is ironic when you're wearing a "Tapout" shirt.
And if you think these guys are buying Tapout shirts because it's gonna put a little change in some unknown fighter's pocket, give me a break. Their sole purpose is to look tough.
If you're a fan of the sport, buy a Strikeforce shirt, or a Jackson's MMA shirt, or even a Rampage walkout shirt. I think you kinda look douche-y if you wear a fighter's walkout shirt (even though I own one) especially if it's one of those ugly-ass Silver Star shirts. But at least you can make a solid case that you're a fan of that particular fighter, or that particular camp or that particular promotion. Wearing a Tapout shirt means you're a fan of Tapout.
First time i saw a guy with a Tapout shirt was in Melbourne Chinatown, i couldn't believe Tapout fanboys made it all the way to OZ so i was staring somewhat. He saw me and gave me one of those headup nod things, and as he did it he was almost ran over by a car cuz he was in the middle of the road. I laughed.
Since then I've seen a guy wearing a Tapout shirt to a club in Perth, Australia. I couldn't stop laughing...slowed down my drinking somewhat though.
Tapout fans are good entertainment.
For full effect, play the appropriately titled NIN song while viewing:
Dude please tell me you totally fucking photoshopped that picture?
Someone needs to take a photo with a fighter flashing a limp wrist
It's a running joke used at some gyms I've gone to a la "Don't stay flat on your back like you're a TapOut/Afflication wearer." (signal group laugh). The best is when that new guy who everyone knows wears those shirts looks sad lol. I see people around my Uni all the time wearing them, I've stopped asking the results are always disappointing.
If the shirt just ever came by.
Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
Ordered it in April, got part of my order, but not everything.
Torn between kicking Rupture in the nuts, and saving the site a business sponsor.
Anyone else experiencing the same problem.
I prefer Wand stuff anyway.
Meanie bald man on the front = people believe it's me.
I kind of think it's funny you guys expect all these things from people wearing Tapout shirts. I mean it sounds like you guys expect anyone that wears a Tapout shirt to either be training, a fighter or have a large sum of knowledge about MMA. (Just to wear a shirt?)
Maybe there are some people who put on a Tapout shirt and think it makes them tough. But I'd say most jackasses who happen to wear Tapout shirts and want to start stupid fights are jackasses without the shirts on. Which means they'd probably be trying to start fights even without the shirts on. It just doesn't make any sense to me that putting on a shirt is going to somehow change someone's personality. I also don't think it makes sense to stereotype every person based on a clothing label they wear.