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Tapout Training Center Burglarized, Suspect Facing Severe Beatdown

What you see here is actual security camera footage of a break-in at the new Tapout Training Center in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.  Seems this criminal mastermind decided to smash the front door of an MMA gym and then take his time carrying out a bunch of merchandise that seems like it would be difficult/not that profitable to resell on the street, and all without really bothering to cover his face or conceal his identity.  The footage makes it hard to get a good look at him, but according to our friend The Fight Nerd, the owner of the Tapout facility is looking to dispense a little MMA street justice if he can get his hands on this dude:

“It’s the principle of the whole thing, it’s not even how much or what the value of what he took is. He broke into the gym and that’s not a good thing to do… you don’t break into this facility and get away scot free. We will find this person and he will get dealt with. I don’t know if that person realizes exactly who we are and what we do and when we find this guy, he will know exactly what industry we are in.”



Oh, man.  He played the ‘do you know who we are?’ card.  That’s some Robert DeNiro/Joe Pesci stuff right there.  Anyone who might know who this guy is, the people at the Tapout Training Center would like you to give them a call.  Though after reading that comment from the owner, maybe it would be best to just call the Vegas P.D. and handle this situation through the proper legal channels.  If my gut is correct and the guy in the video turns out to be Gabriel Gonzaga, it’s going to be a sad, sad day for the MMA community.

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AussieJosh- August 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm
I say its good they want to give he a beat down! The cops will do fuck all! just a slap on the hands and a small fine! At least the owner and friends could put the fucker in a leg bar and break his leg!, Then he will not be walking/steeling shit for a few months!
MMAComments- August 25, 2009 at 3:46 pm
EDoggFunkMonk , people say whatever they can online...online toolsheds

EDoggFunkMonk- August 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm
I want to rob a Victoria's Secret so when they find me, they can show me exactly what industry they are in.

*Please note, I'm not really going to rob a Victoria's Secret. I might just wander around for awhile... "hey, you look like my GF size. Can you try this on for me?"
EDoggFunkMonk- August 25, 2009 at 11:41 am
I went to Tilly's, over on Charleston, and they sold me a Tap Out shirt. They didn't even ask if I trained... The shirts a little tight around the love handles. Do I have to take the shirt back or sign up for lessons at the Tap Out gym?
MMAComments- August 25, 2009 at 8:37 am
Good gym and the owner is cool. He's just pissed off like any other business owner would be.

@Krazy Kracker, how do we know you train? More than likely you wear tapout and other fight gear and never stepped into a gym.
Fight Fan- August 25, 2009 at 7:03 am
Could the owner of this place sound like more of a douche?

"when we find this guy, he will know exactly what industry we are in.”

You're in the retail business, retard! Now go get your pricing gun and drop the facepaint and hoodies by 25%.

"We will find this person and he will get dealt with". LOL.
Mike Milbury- August 25, 2009 at 6:33 am
@TheHuytonHandGrenade: Will your shirts still increase my meathead factor by 100%? And what percentage of the shirt is filled with tribal tattoo art?
Jugger- August 25, 2009 at 6:29 am
Vigilantism? Right. See, saying crap like that is just Bad For The Sport... wait...

rh- August 25, 2009 at 3:50 am
nobody else thinks it's just a dumbass publicity stunt?

rh
TheHuytonHandGrenade- August 25, 2009 at 3:15 am
Whats apnin fellas i just stumbled on a shitload of Tapout merchandise im selling the lot 75% off retail any one interested
rokabee- August 25, 2009 at 1:45 am
fuckin cameras..
Andersons Knees- August 24, 2009 at 10:54 pm
beat ass
Caveman Curtis- August 24, 2009 at 9:11 pm
It's the Dean of Mean... Pause it on the 00:22 second mark of the video. . . it really is Keith.
I Tap 2 Fat Chicks- August 24, 2009 at 8:52 pm
At least we know it wasnt Jeff Monson. He would have not only posed for the camera but spray painted his name on the wall..
iFight831- August 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm
this isnt going to end well
LAS- August 24, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Being angry is one thing, claiming you will beat up whoever did it is just idiotic. Everyone knows it was an MMA gym, and the likelihood of him ever having the chance to dispense street justice is completely nil. The guy had to realize that, and still passed on the opportunity to act like he had some sense of how justice is supposed to work in a civilized society, opting instead for sounding like a jabroni who just caught some guy grabbing his girlfriend's ass.
Mike Milbury- August 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm
As been said, the guy should have robbed the Affliction store. Selling a stack of those shirts secondhand would probably fed him for a month.
Bob Reilly- August 24, 2009 at 6:48 pm
@ Krazy Kracker
I have a tapout shirt and I've never been in an organized fight. Now behind a T.J. Maxx, I am the lightweight champion!
gracie_nuthugger- August 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm
Problem is the thief is probably neither an elderly person or a jew so they have no experience how to instill fear outside those two groups.

Sieg Heil you fucking fascist boot licking nuthugger!
gracie_nuthugger- August 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm
Yeah, Im sure that the guy who stole the douchebags official gear is shivering in fear at the thought of grown men wearing Mardi Gras makeup making threats.

When you dress and put makeup like a drag queen, you dont inspire much fear...
scumbag- August 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm
The tapout gym website is like a blueprint for a burglary. You cant blame the guy, he took the virtual tour, found where the store was located in the complex. Checked for the high priced stuff on the link to tapout .com so he would know what to steal--notice he was quite specific in his selections_ and then looked at the schedule,saw they were closed all day sunday and went for a shopping spree. Sounds like a plan to me. When is the next heist im in.
Dr.- August 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm
Getting broken into fucking sucks.

I was on vacation last week and on the 3rd day I get a call saying that my condo has been broken into. Had to cut the trip short and drive 4 hours wondering what the fucking cunts stole.

If you're reading this, I know it was you, you little pieces of shit in apartment 906. And don't think that you won't get payback.
cagefightmon- August 24, 2009 at 5:34 pm
Pssst . . . Anyone need some Tapout Schwag?? I got t-shirts, sweat bands, shorts, watches, stickers, face make-up, wigs, tacky jackets, army boots . . . you name it, I got it for . . . . cheap!!

I make you good deal . . . friend!
Salazin- August 24, 2009 at 5:31 pm
Wahh, the people who got robbed are angry! How will that look on the mma community!

I'd love to see how the people complaining about the reaction would react if somebody spit on their steak, much less robbed their business.
Da Spied Her- August 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm
Man that Tom Atencio is still pissed about Affliction's demise!
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