Tapout founder "Mask" dies in an auto accident
- 03-11-2009, 04:50 PM
Tapout founder "Mask" dies in an auto accident
Sad day for MMA. This guy was a real entrepreneur back when MMA was brand new in the U.S.
Tapout founder "Mask" killed in early morning auto accident | MMAjunkie.com
- 03-11-2009, 05:01 PM
- 03-11-2009, 05:03 PM
He and the rest of the group have done a lot for up and coming fighters as well as the sport in general. Very tragic.
03-11-2009, 05:29 PM
03-11-2009, 08:06 PM
03-11-2009, 08:18 PM
It says he "lost control" of his ferrari early wednesday morning (in the MSN article), is that code for drunk/drugged driving?
03-11-2009, 08:27 PM
03-11-2009, 09:17 PM
03-11-2009, 09:58 PM
yeah he was annoying but did great things and helped MMA . its a very sad thing i hope punkass and sky scrape are doing okay. i know punkass is prolly not. i hope they keep bangin out what they do(promote make clothes) he had a good heart
03-11-2009, 10:32 PM
can anyone explain to me how they "helped the sport"? I will give you a hundred dollars if it makes any sense at all. If anything they make it look retarded
03-12-2009, 04:12 PM
getting a strong clothing line out there and its hip and people find out more about MMA and more peopel start to train and the sport grows and star rise rather than jsut brazilians. also they got guys fights drove them there gave them confidence helped them out sponsored them. there show could be annoying but they were having a good time. i wouldnt hate on them or be so closed minded
03-12-2009, 04:28 PM
Before Tapout only brazilians fought? You learn something new every day.
Driving and Racing does not mix very well.
03-12-2009, 05:19 PM
03-12-2009, 10:44 PM
no you totally misunderstood what im saying. so many people didnt know anything about MMA till UFC started to rise now more and more peopel are fans. tapout helped UFC rise in america after then ban was lifted
03-12-2009, 11:07 PM
03-13-2009, 11:55 AM
The Tapout guys would travel the country and search out new talent. Guys that were new to competing and were unheard of yet. It's a known fact that the Tapout guys would "shine the light" on these no-name guys with talent who were new to the business. They would get them sponsored with either Tapout or other organizations. That obviously equals more money in those fighter's pockets. The Tapout guys would also offer to help train them and get them in gyms with some of the best fighters and trainers in the country. If thats not helping the sport, then what is??? Where's my $100?
03-13-2009, 04:00 PM
03-13-2009, 04:30 PM
03-13-2009, 08:50 PM
this is really irrelevent isnt it? the man is dead. we are not talking about don king here, so stop acting like they really helped, or really hurt the sport. Maybe you found them annoying maybe you dont. they made money and helped a couple guys out on the way. They are not unlike any other sport sponsor out there. But for gods sake, show some respect.
03-13-2009, 09:14 PM
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03-14-2009, 06:10 AM
03-14-2009, 10:36 AM
03-14-2009, 04:27 PM
03-14-2009, 04:36 PM
03-14-2009, 04:39 PM
speaking the truth? truth according to who?
Character assasination of the recently deceased= arrogance at monumental levels. People love to hate on others, it makes them feel better about themselves. if you wanna bash the guy and question his place in mma history, give it a week at least.
03-14-2009, 05:30 PM
03-14-2009, 09:29 PM
all im pretty much saying is the guy, and his crew did in fact perpetuate the fan base of the UFC, which is what also made mma a household name along with TUF. It is a fact. Im sure that Dana White would agree. And please dont try to argue that mma was popular before the UFC. Ive been watching mma for a long, long time, before UFC 1. Whether or not you thought they were "retarded" as you so eloquently put it, is irrelevent. It is just basic, human decency, not to talk like that about another person after they just died a horrific death. Decency? Heard of it?
03-14-2009, 10:02 PM
03-14-2009, 11:43 PM
You may think he didn't do much for the sport, that he was riding something that was growing to make profit, and all else.
But they did make part in the sport. They did help out some fighters. As to my understanding none of them were *******s, so how is his death not something to be taken serious?
I mean, you may not be a fan of the guy, but that doesn't change the fact that he was someone who did make part of UFC and who is no longer among us. I'm not a big fan of many fighters or characters in the UFC, doesn't mean I won't feel bad to see someone go before their time.
03-14-2009, 11:51 PM
yeah maybe you didnt watch enough. ignore the little games they did on the show and the "hero" clothes. he did a lot and has contributed to the growth of the sport no question about it
03-16-2009, 11:42 AM
I'm glad some of you guys here get it. Decency, some people have it, and some people don't. We can argue till we are blue in the face about our opinions on what we think he did for the sport. The fact remains is that he was a good person with a kind heart. And to talk all this trash about a good person who just died in a horrific accident is very distasteful.
03-16-2009, 03:04 PM
I don't remember reading anyone talking about him being a bad person, or having an ill heart. I do, however, remember people discussing whether he was good for the sport or not.
People have to keep in mind that he wasn't just a promoter and he wasn't just tap out. And, nobody here knew whether he was a good man or not. Unless you happen to be party of his family, you won't ever know. And even then, it's all subjective.
The point is, I doubt anyone here wished he would die or are even happy it happened.
03-16-2009, 03:18 PM
03-16-2009, 04:09 PM
03-16-2009, 08:15 PM
03-16-2009, 09:32 PM
You are entitled to feel that he did good for the sport just as much as the next guy is entitled to feel that he was bad for the sport. These are just opinions and it's natural for people to have opposing views. Unfortunately, everyone is only going to know him for what put him in the limelight (tapout) and that is going to be their only perspective on him. It's okay to feel that he was a great MMA promoter, and it is also okay to feel that he was an entrepreneur that pimped MMA to make himself money. Neither point is more respectful than the other.
03-16-2009, 10:11 PM
03-17-2009, 02:50 AM
03-17-2009, 11:20 AM
its not like I went to his funeral and said this. its not like Nelson Mandela just died. It was some guy that walked around wearing face paint and called himself mask. it sucks if anyone dies but for god sakes some people in here are acting like vaginas in my opionion.
if this was supposed to be a shrine page I would not have come in here and given my truthful opinion. i will go ahead and ad my generic hommage post now.
R.I.P. man. you will be missed by the MMA community man.
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