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Old 08-13-2008, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Joe Lauzon Gives Opinion on Tapout

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My Brother was on a recent episode of the Tapout show... and the whole thing came off terribly.

Training Hard on Tuesday when the fight is Friday? Terrible idea. The Tapout crew showed up on Monday when the fight was on Friday. What kind of training footage did they really expect to get? They wanted shark baits with fresh guys 4 days before the fight? Are they nuts? I love how they act like the authority on training and fighting when they would even suggest this. We do shark baits like this... when its not 4 days before the fight. Had they come the week before, you would have seen plenty of that. You would have seen one fresh guy after another rotating on Dan to work on his cardio and conditioning.

Going to Sityodtong was never something we wanted to do. Dan didnt want to go, but they pushed the issue and Dan finally caved to make them happy. They were not doing anything different than what we do... but we arent training like that the week of the fight. Mask offers his words of wisdom with "I like how he changes levels" like we have never seen someone shoot a double before. I am not sure who Mask thought he was talking to, but you dont get into the UFC when you have never seen a wrestler. Dan didnt really want to be there because I was fighting Kenny a few months later, and I am sure they felt the same way. There has been a lot of tension between the camps for some time and its definitely healthy competition more so than actually dislike... but its weird for everyone involved when that happens.

They did a horrible job of cutting up audio and chopping it into their own little story. They take bits of pieces of what everyone says, twist it out of context and then splice in clips of Dan saying "yea... yup... okay" to make it all seem the way they want to portray it.

Dan was training with Guido, the 15 year, old a few days before the fight. Now does Guido really offer any bit of a challenge? Absolutely not. However, Dan was there to sweat out and lose weight and just move around. It didnt matter who he was working out with and Guido loves the beatings so Dan was rolling around with him. But obviously, they make it seem like Guido is Dans primary training partner.

The whole "I am so sad my corners are going to be late" angle was pretty hypocritical as well. Dans corners were not going to be there right when the show started, but they were there in plenty of time to get him prepared for his fight. This was Dans 11th fight and he had the other guys from the gym there with him. He wasnt sitting alone in a corner somewhere, but thank god he didnt sit down for a moment without other people in the show or I am sure Tapout would have shown Dan sitting all alone as they played some sad and depressing music.

They made the gyms, the trainers and the training partners all look like garbage. I started at this gym and have done well training out of there... and Dan has too along with a bunch of other guys. We are doing pretty good for a small gym and didnt need to be shit on like that.

Was it good TV? Maybe for some. Was it a load of bullshit? Absolutely.
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I'm not sure if anyone saw the show. It was on last wednesday and Joe is right. The way they portrayed Dan and everything was really bad. I usually don't mind the Tapout show except for their antics but this one was terrible. Why would you force someone to go train at a gym where the guy your brother's fighting in a few months is training? They also pretty much told Dan that his coaches and training partners sucked and he should go to a different school. The Tapout crew was really rude.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I actually saw that episode and said to my brother in law (and primary training partner) "why are these assholes trashin his gym on national telivision?"
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I'm not sure if anyone saw the show. It was on last wednesday and Joe is right. The way they portrayed Dan and everything was really bad. I usually don't mind the Tapout show except for their antics but this one was terrible. Why would you force someone to go train at a gym where the guy your brother's fighting in a few months is training? They also pretty much told Dan that his coaches and training partners sucked and he should go to a different school. The Tapout crew was really rude.
I saw the show and totally agree.....i really dont know who the hell Mask thinks he is but I really cant stand those guys. I watch the show to see the new talent but i find t harder and harder to make it through so I DVR it then fast forward to the fights alot.
I did watch this episode through and it was exactly as Joe wrote, his brother only really looked uncofortable when he was at Delagrotte's gym, they meaning TapouT are in no way shape or form an authority on trainning, the only authority they have is on acting like stupid ****in assholes....
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I saw the show and totally agree.....i really dont know who the hell Mask thinks he is but I really cant stand those guys. I watch the show to see the new talent but i find t harder and harder to make it through so I DVR it then fast forward to the fights alot.
I did watch this episode through and it was exactly as Joe wrote, his brother only really looked uncofortable when he was at Delagrotte's gym, they meaning TapouT are in no way shape or form an authority on trainning, the only authority they have is on acting like stupid ****in assholes....
I know, do the Tapout guys even train? The only one I can stand is Punkass and that's because he doesn't act like a moron like the other two. If it wasn't for Dana and the UFC picking them up as a sponsor they would still be outside local shows selling their shirts out of the back of a van.
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I'm not sure if anyone saw the show. It was on last wednesday and Joe is right. The way they portrayed Dan and everything was really bad. I usually don't mind the Tapout show except for their antics but this one was terrible. Why would you force someone to go train at a gym where the guy your brother's fighting in a few months is training? They also pretty much told Dan that his coaches and training partners sucked and he should go to a different school. The Tapout crew was really rude.
I think Punkass used to train but the oer twoonly train at shooting their mouths off......the worst is Mask and that stupid laugh, I loved when they went to the Pit on the first season and hackelman was lke yeah i used to think you guys were totally annoying...... that a boy
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Every time i watch that show, it looks whack, and yer I saw that Episode and was like dam... a lot of bashing on his trainers.
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I think Punkass used to train but the oer twoonly train at shooting their mouths off......the worst is Mask and that stupid laugh, I loved when they went to the Pit on the first season and hackelman was lke yeah i used to think you guys were totally annoying...... that a boy
I didn't think Mask or Skyscrape trained, they are both too stupid. I hate that laugh and that was a good one when Hackelman said that. He prolly still thinks they are annoying he just doesnt want to say it since they sponsor his fighters.
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I'm not saying Joe's wrong about anything, but let's remember why Dan is involved with Tapout. He likes their money, and Tapout has been supporting up and coming fighters like him for a long time. Regardless of their marketing gimmicks or overzealous involvement in training, they provide opportunities for fighters, and that's why so many of them have the Tapout logo on their shorts.
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exactly....mjbish and they wouldnt be shit with out dana, 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. 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....
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TapOut has always just been a turd with a bow wrapped around it anyways.

I'm not surprised to hear that those 3 clowns f**ked up and showed up late and then made everything into a ruckus. More reality TV drivel at its finest!
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