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Old 01-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC and Tapout....

... and the Tapout phenomenon.

Ok So I was trying to figure out a way to approach this without sounding like a jackass/idiot. So here we go.

With the Tapout popularity growing in massive quantities I have been seeing more and more people wearing their clothing. Now if people were just wearing thier clothes and were just fans of MMA then I would not have an issue, HOWEVER, it seems that more often than not, the people that choose to wear Tapout clothing seem to think they become fighters when they put the shirt on.

I cannot count the number of times I've been at a UFC PPV and some guy that has a tapoout shirt on (Extra Extra Medium) starts trash talking the fighters and gets a little alcohol in him and gets brave. It just seems like a Tapout shirt makes normal guys feel like they train and that they are Mixed Martial Artists. Even in High School's these days. My nephew tells me about the kids that wear Tapout and how they are extra cocky because they have the shirt on. It's funny to me.

Now I must admit that I do not own any Tapout casual wear but I do have Tapout shorts (for training). They were cheap at Ross and they get the job done better than my Bball shorts. I'm even wearing a pair in my avatar =) I don't wear Tapout clothing because of what I've associated it with... Douchebag guys that are somehow transformed into fighters when that put on their tapout shirt/hat.

I KNOW THAT ALL GUYS THAT WEAR TAPOUT ARE NOT LIKE THIS! But I'm just giving you my experience. So what do you guys think? Am I just running into idiots or have you experienced somethng similar to me? Thanks!

And for guys that waer Tapout religiously, I am in no way, shape or form trying to disrespect you. I'm just curious.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it's beyond me why anyone would think that wearing tapout would make you a tough guy...


Look at the 3 queers that promote the company..
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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before tapout, it was affliction...everybody had a tight shirt on and thought they were a badass when wearing it....

i personally hate the tapout crew and don't want anything to do with them...i also don't have the cash for an affliction shirt and it doesn't mean that much to me....
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WOW this is a great thread lol.... I just got a Tap out Shirt the other day.. thanks lol...

But yeah, it does make me think i can take Chuck Liddell down and GnP him!! OHH YEAH!!


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Old 01-07-2009, 08:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I noticed what you are talking about when I was stationed out in the midwest(OK, and Missouri). ALOT of people out there wear it and seem to think they are tough, especially when they drink.

One time at this sports bar outside Ft. Leonardwood Missouri and I heard these toguh guys talking about MMA in the bathroom. I was on leave at the time and I was SHITFACED! I have to mention there was like 4 of these dudes and I was with one of my boys. They were talkin stupid about mma and acting like they knew what they were talkin about. I could tell instantly that they didnt know 1/10 of what I knew so I figured I would **** with them. I remember seeing flyers around that whole week for a live local event. It was some midwest fight league. So after im done pissing, I start to get loud about mma and these dudes are kinda being wise to me at first. So being a drunk maniac, I snap on them and start to tell them that I am the Midwest Fight League MW champ and that Ill ****in kill anyone at the bar and that me and my boy are mma fighters and we will kill everybody. You should have seen these dudes faces. It was classic. They thought I was the real ****in deal.

Anyways, yea I hate tough guys taht wear the tapout gear. Dudes around Boston that wear it, dont seem to be as ridiculous but Im sure there are still a few clowns.

I really cant go to a bar and watch the UFC. There are too many dipshits that dont know anything and it gets on my nerves. I seriously almost get into a fight every single time cuz these dudes are so annoying. And no Im not one of the tough guys with the tapout shirt on lol

Im sure some dudes on this forum are guilty of it tho lol
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I don't know about you guys but I get a little excited (hold the gay jokes lol) when I'm somewhere and I find out about another person being all into MMA like me. I mean, if I saw a guy with a Fairtex shirt or Gracie Shirt then I would be like, "Cool that dude probably trains or at least he's fairly into MMA!" It's almost like gang members wearing their colors lol. But when I see someone wearing Tapout I don't feel the same way... I think, "That guy must be trying to prove that he's a tough guy..."

I guess that makes me a judgemental bastard but at least I'm honest.
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Not trying to be a dick but should this be posted in the UFC section?
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Not trying to be a dick but should this be posted in the UFC section?
I wondered the same thing but I figured that it wouldn't be an issue if the UFC didn't have them as their main promoter. So I kind of loosley associated with the UFC part of the forum.

Moderator if you feel it's in the wrong section then by all means ship it on over to General MMA. =)

And yes... you meant to be a dick Xerxes. =) jk
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You cant wear a Tap Out shirt to watch a fight here, Affliction either they all think they are tough and look like asses trying to act like grade school bullies, the other thing I laugh at is they all think they are the authorities on MMA, I laugh and sit back rocking my ToeZup hoody F*** Tap Out.
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I've noticed this a lot too but I also see it with guys that wear Affliction shirts as well.

Guys that wear Fairtex etc don't seem to act like this.

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One time at this sports bar outside Ft. Leonardwood Missouri and I heard these toguh guys talking about MMA in the bathroom. I was on leave at the time and I was SHITFACED! I have to mention there was like 4 of these dudes and I was with one of my boys. They were talkin stupid about mma and acting like they knew what they were talkin about. I could tell instantly that they didnt know 1/10 of what I knew so I figured I would **** with them. I remember seeing flyers around that whole week for a live local event. It was some midwest fight league. So after im done pissing, I start to get loud about mma and these dudes are kinda being wise to me at first. So being a drunk maniac, I snap on them and start to tell them that I am the Midwest Fight League MW champ and that Ill ****in kill anyone at the bar and that me and my boy are mma fighters and we will kill everybody. You should have seen these dudes faces. It was classic. They thought I was the real ****in deal.
It's at that point that you bit his ear off right? lol jk
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