exactly....mjbish and they wouldnt be shit with out dana,
If by 'Dana' you mean the UFC, that's true of everything involving MMA in the US, not just Tapout. Even so, Tapout had to become successful before the UFC would acknowledge their existence.
jasvil as far as your theory goes that is correct for many fighters but not for Sunshine...he quit fighting pro for the most part and I doubt he used tapout he was just on their show.
Assuming he wasn't sponsored by Tapout and that they weren't considering sponsoring him (why else would they give him free publicity on their show?), are you suggesting he didn't get paid for his appearance? Are you suggesting that he didn't expect to benefit from nationwide exposure? If he chose not to be sponsored by them but took advantage of their marketing resources anyway and cashed a TV appearance check, it seems he used Tapout more than the sponsored fighters. At least they offered the company something in return.
The point is just cuz you want sponsers doesnt mean you should be exploited and have your gym dragged through the mud, watch the show....
As I already said, I'm not disputing Lauzon's account or saying Tapout is infallible. I was just pointing out their long term contributions to MMA to the posters that seemed unaware that they did anything other than annoy fighters and fans.
For the record, I don't own any Tapout clothing and quit watching their show toward the end of the first season.