Joe Lauzon recently made a blog post stating his displeasure with the way his brother, Dan Lauzon, was portrayed on the Tapout show he recently appeared in:
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….
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.
I’m kind of torn here. On one hand the Tapout guys are as annoying as all hell but on the other hand Joe Lauzon’s shenanigans are starting to get a little old. Being smart people, the Lauzons should realize that when you agree to be on a reality TV show things will be edited to make the product entertaining and to tell whatever story the people behind the camera want to tell. I’ll go with Lauzon here as he seems like a funny, educated guy but his constant complaining and boyish pranks are starting to drift from funny and different to the land of “oh that again.” Meanwhile the Tapout guys, sans Punkass, have always been there.