Ppl that judge others b/c of stigma from wearing a brand are the douchebags (sherdog etc). That stigma only comes from it being the most popular mma clothing brands which the posers then wear..they got popular b/c they were the best at what they do. The ppl behind tapout and affliction are generally really cool from what I can tell.
lol at what? While a lot of people that wear tapout shirts seem to be posers, the tapout guys are cool (despite thier goofy costume type sht) and are great supporters of the sport. RIP mask, he was awesome.
Not going to get into a huge argument but guys who wear TAPOUT or Affliction or whatever are generally posers, or pseudo tough guys. Most of the guys who wear it don't even train and even if you do train, why is there a need to say: "Look at me! I'm tough!" In fact, you can't even get into some clubs/bars where I live if you're wearing an Affliction T.
On top of this, it's almost analogous to NASCAR fans wearing NASCAR gear (although I'm not saying that MMA is like NASCAR)
Maybe I'm way off base/totally naive or whatever, but I never had any visceral negative reaction to seeing people wear Tapout stuff. It's always been something along the line of "oh, dude likes/watches MMA. cool enough" It's a given that the number of people who watch MMA >>>>>>>>>>>>> the number who train MMA so to me someone wearing a Tapout shirt trying to advertise that they're the next GSP is equivalent to a guy wearing an Air Jordan shirt thinking he's the next #23...in other words very toolish and highly unlikely. Hence I think giving people who wear Tapout/Affliction/whatever a pass is pretty reasonable.
Full Disclosure: Don't own any from either brand though my wife considered buying me a Tapout hat.
Have you guys all seen the Tapout tv show? I didn't know about it until recently but it's pretty cool. You get a good look at some of the top training camps as well as a few guys that are top contenders in the WEC right now. Plus their humor really cracks me up.
Finally got to see Pride Fighting Decade and HOLY SH*T!! So well done. I would love to see any organization put together a documentary like this. You could actually feel the excitement from matches that are 10 years old.
Diaz vs. Riggs for the vacant Strikeforce WW belt in August. Easy win for Nick I guess, as Riggs won't be able to handle the mass amount of punches Diaz likes to throw, plus his cardio is through the roof (does triathlons regularly apparently).