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Nathan McScary
7/31/2007 12:21pm,
Alright, for weeks the TapouT show on versus has been the elephant in the corner of the room here at Bullshido; it gets mentioned in passing and it is hard to ignore, but most people try very hard to pretend that it does not exist. So, with new episodes starting tomorrow, I figured what better time to have an actual thread dedicated to the show then now.

This thread is dedicated to all things TapouT. Talk about anything from Matt Major's good sportsmanship to where Mask buys his groovy camo facepaint.

pauli
7/31/2007 12:23pm,
tapout makes me glad i don't get versus.

Teh El Macho
7/31/2007 1:00pm,
I tell you what I hate about Tapout, the show : the Tapout crew. And I'll quote what other people say on the subject (http://www.ufighting.com/forum/displaymessage.php?Thread_ID=3169&fid=1&Last_Update=2005-11-06%2012:36:34) since it perfectly reflects the 1Mill question about these clowns:


In a sport that is questing to gain respectability, are clowns with make up and afro wigs, whose motto is 'here for you to hate', really a good idea? Personally I don't think so. Honestly, who the F are those guys?


I think they're meant to appeal to all the white kids who watch "Cribs" and "Making the Band." Seeing "grown men" act black gives them a false sense of acceptance while they wear their FUBU gear and drink 40's while listening to 50-cent and DMX on a school night.

Just look at the names these posers use for themselves: Mask, Punkass and Skyskrape. They may sponsor fighters and ****, but so is the beer-gutted punk who pays for a ticket and buys beer and hotdogs at an MMA event just to get a chance to yell "fight like a man, you homo."

Honestly, wtf is with the afro wigs and the fucking makeup? That's stupid poser's insanity and stupidity. That's the type of image people get when they watch MMA. For every good deed they may do via sponsoring fighters, they undo it in the eyes of the public with their lunatic antics.

How can these...

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o197/Luis_Espinal/stuff%20and%20crap/tapout%20clowns/TAPOUT-CLOWN-wtf.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o197/Luis_Espinal/stuff%20and%20crap/tapout%20clowns/TAPOUT-CLOWN-2-WTF.jpg

... be differentiated by the TV audience from this?

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o197/Luis_Espinal/stuff%20and%20crap/tapout%20clowns/it-clown.jpg

Roidie McDouchebag
7/31/2007 1:37pm,
While they were a big part of keeping MMA alive in California during the dark ages (in a far, far bigger way than Muchacha seems to understand), they're no longer needed, the brand has become "No Fear" v2.0 (and will soon be bought out by Walmart), and I'd like to see them crash and burn, or die, or become hermits.

Dagon Akujin
7/31/2007 1:40pm,
I think that the TapouT show is the worst thing they could do for marketing their products. After watching those screaming MMA LARPers, it makes me think everyone wearing TapouT shirts are cheese-dicks.

Roidie McDouchebag
7/31/2007 1:49pm,
But...that's what they've been doing for fucking EVER, it's just that now they have a TV show. If you didn't realize that then you haven't been paying attention.

kismasher
7/31/2007 1:56pm,
anyone notice the gigantor advertisements on bullshido?

PirateJon
7/31/2007 2:02pm,
The sad thing about tapout is that it's a pretty fucking cool idea for a show (amature fighters pro debut fight, bit of the history of the up and comers). If those guys didn't try so hard to be 'edgey' or whatever the hell they're trying to do I'd watch it more.

Teh El Macho
7/31/2007 2:24pm,
While they were a big part of keeping MMA alive in California during the dark ages (in a far, far bigger way than Muchacha seems to understand), they're no longer needed, the brand has become "No Fear" v2.0 (and will soon be bought out by Walmart), and I'd like to see them crash and burn, or die, or become hermits.The fact that they kept MMA alive in the past, or the fact that I may not understand it as you said it, neither of that can explain nor justify the retarded clownish faggotry of their costumes, wigs, camo makeup and ****. They are pushing their clown **** as the public "reality tv" face of MMA.

Dagon Akujin
7/31/2007 2:26pm,
TapouT =

LARPers
http://www.inyaface.com/graphics2/splash78.jpg


ICP fans
http://www.inyaface.com/graphics2/splash87.jpg

and stupid whores
http://www.inyaface.com/graphics/RS001v-0.jpg
http://www.inyaface.com/graphics2/GWB001-1.jpg
http://www.inyaface.com/graphics/TH005d-6.jpg

(and I normally like whores, right DAYoung and THX?)

-Dagon

Roidie McDouchebag
7/31/2007 2:30pm,
The fact that they kept MMA alive in the past, or the fact that I may not understand it as you said it, neither of that can explain nor justify the retarded clownish faggotry of their costumes, wigs, camo makeup and ****. They are pushing their clown **** as the public "reality tv" face of MMA.

I agree. Although I don't dislike them for "representing MMA in a bad way" or being "bad for the sport", I don't give a **** about the sport, I just don't like their style or their products.

Dagon Akujin
7/31/2007 2:43pm,
I find this interesting too. Most of their women's clothing only comes in one size. So if your girl isn't size "skank", she can't buy it.


I know it's bad that every MMA show out there has Girls Gone Wild commercials during every break, but this is just ridiculous.
http://www.inyaface.com/graphics2/TJ001bs-2.jpg

Roidie McDouchebag
7/31/2007 3:03pm,
LOL, the entire premise is that you don't even have a girlfriend, you're just so awesome and manly that random hot bitches just start sucking your cock without even being asked, and you, in a display of class and generosity, reward them with an article of clothing that, should they wear it in public, may result in an indecent exposure charge. Really, guys, get with the program.

FictionPimp
7/31/2007 3:03pm,
I can't stand tapout as a show, or as gear. To me it stands for everything the sport is trying to put behind.

Speaking of clothing. My wife wants to get into more sports. So she started shopping for a gi for bjj. Looking for one cut more for girls. She found one on atama's site. Then she started looking on other sites. It seems 90% of the sites on the internet think all girls do in this sport is wear thongs (not that there is anything wrong with that.)

I found it very funny. I'm trying to convince her that thongs are the offical training gear for women in bjj.

Roidie McDouchebag
7/31/2007 3:09pm,
AHAHAHAHAHA!!! NO IT DOESN'T! It represents everything the sport IS but pretends not to be out of a desire for acceptance by the PC police. Sex, violence, and machoism, it's what attracts attention to the sport, it's what makes it popular, it's why people want to see it, it's why girls want to be with the fighters and guys want to be them (or with them, not that there's anything wrong with that). The TapouT guys are obnoxious and make no pretense, but at least they're honest. There will always be an infintismally small number of people who are actually, primarily, interested in the technique, but most people just want to see blood and titties. Pretending otherwise is delusional.

FictionPimp
7/31/2007 3:14pm,
Yet another story to tell. I was watching their TV show. My wife came in and asked me why I was watching WWF Raw. That says enough about the kind of attitude they spread in MMA.

Most of my friends who fight do it because they are under educated, tough, and need money. It's not about being a bad ass tough guy covered in tats who is halfway to roid rage, doesn't need no body to tell him what to do or train, and just wants to kill that guy on the other side of the ring.

When people start talking about hating their opponents, how bad ass they are, and wanting to break people, it just turns me off to the sport.

I want to watch two people fight. I want them to be at their technical and physical peak. I can do without all the crappy highschool posturing that goes behind all of it now to attract the WWF wannbes. I don't care who **** in Tito's coffee. I don't care who called who a bitch, who's gonna kill who, who hates who. I'm not watching a soap opera. I'm not looking for fags in wigs. I want to watch a god damn sport.