Dan "Punkass" Caldwell from The TapouT Crew at NYCC 2011
Jeffrey David Kirby, is lead in handcuffs from Superior Court in Santa Ana, Friday morning after being sentenced to 9 years in state prison in the high-speed, street racing crash in Newport Beach that killed Charles Lewis, Jr. In this photo from Dec. The executive office of Charles "Mask" Lewis Jr. An urn with his remains sits on the desk in the middle of the room, April 8, An urn with the remains of Charles "Mask" Lewis Jr.
Lewis was a charismatic entrepreneur who went from selling his signature T-shirts out of his van at mixed-martial arts events to creating and expanding TapouT, a multimillion-dollar clothing company that featured his famous TapouT logo.
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But Kirby, who had two prior drunken-driving convictions, registered a. The crash was witnessed by Jonathan Sunshine, a Newport Beach reserve police officer, who was driving a prisoner in a police van to Orange County Jail on Jamboree Road when he saw two sets of headlights approaching fast from the opposite lanes.
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It split into two pieces. Kirby, who ran an audio-visual business, drove off after stopping at the crash site for between three and five seconds, Sunshine testified. Kirby then parked his Porsche on a side street a short distance away, where he was contacted by police and arrested after he displayed outward signs of intoxication.
He was initially charged with hit-and-run, but the seven-woman, five-man jury acquitted him on that count, potentially saving him an additional five years in prison.
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I'm not sure that would have been the best thing for the brand at that point. The brand not being sold, the only reason the brand was sold, I was tired, I didn't want to do it without Charles anymore. We started the brand together, that was the exciting part.
Friends starting a company, and not having it anymore, the dynamic duo wasn't there. I didn't, I felt in someways I was Robin.
I don't want to do this without Batman. Still, though, there was no denying the TapouT guys went on a memorable ride as the sport took off.
Apr 01, As the most established of all the MMA "lifestyle brands," Tapout has not been as hard hit by the UFC's sponsorship restrictions and its new exclusive deal with Reebok. But, the company still got a huge boost recently by signing a deal with WWE. 11 rows Tapout is an American reality television series that focuses on the world of mixed martial pills-rating.com series premiered on Versus, which is now NBC Sports Network, on June 3, , before moving to its regular Wednesday night timeslot beginning June pills-rating.com series follows Charles Lewis, Jr. - "Mask", Dan Caldwell - "Punkass", and Tim Katz "SkySkrape" of the Tapout clothing and gear line, as they Original network: Versus. Tapout Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports clothing, casual apparel, and accessories headquartered in Grand Terrace, pills-rating.com is one of the largest sportswear manufacturers in the United States, and one of the biggest in the world. Tapout was registered in in San Bernardino County, California, by Charles Lewis, Jr., and Gary pills-rating.comr: Charles Lewis Jr., Dan Caldwell, Tim Katz.
They were a ubiquitous presence in the front row of UFC events for several years. Caldwell retains a minority ownership stake in Tapout, and while he's not involved in the day-to-day events anymore, he plans on getting out to UFC I spent 15 years running around, I think since UFC It's been crazy, flying all over the world.
Jun 22, This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Nov 26, Dan Caldewell, better known to MMA fans as "Punkass" from TapouT, believes an upcoming film on his late friend Charles "Mask" Lewis does a solid job capturing the company's wild ride. Highlights - Nothing will change from consumer stand point - Tapout main brand will not be in Wal-Mart - Goal is still to rival Nike, Reebook, Under Armour - UFC deal will remain in place, as will fighter deals - Marc Kreiner will not continue with company - Tapout & Silverstar will remain seperate entities.
It was a crazy roller coaster ride and I wanted to settle down. I still go to the big ones. After watching Matt train and coach some young kids in wrestling, the crew overcomes RV trouble and rain delays to get to New Jersey for his bout with Khristian Geraci. Geraci catches Matt with a big shot to the face in round one but Matt rallies in round two to take Geraci to the ground and force a referee stoppage.
Sherron Leggett. Sherron's coach and cornerman can't make the fight so Punkass and Spencer Fisher step in. Leggett submits McDaniel in the first round after catching him in a kimura lock.
Scott Epstein. They agree to sponsor him and immediately put him in a photo shoot for some new Tapout gear. Epstein is set to face Sergio Quinones at Xcess Fighting 's inaugural Havoc in Hollywood event and on fight day the crew is worried that Epstein is too casual.
We would like to show you a description here but the site won't allow pills-rating.com more. Jun 18, Honest question. What happened to the surviving two members of Tapout? Did they retire on a boat load of money? I'm surprised I never see them at any UFC related events. Driver gets 9 years in TapouT founder's death Co-founder of TapouT Dan "Punk Ass" Caldwell was remembering his friend and partner, Charles "Mask" Lewis Jr. by wearing some of his clothes at.
Quinones gets the better of Epstein through much of the first two rounds but Epstein is able to use his jiu jitsu skills to choke him out in round two. Scott Lighty Glover Teixeira.
They decide to sponsor both fighters and take them to Palace Fighting Championship 6 in Lemoore, California. Lighty fights first. He splits open his opponent's forehead, forcing him to tap. Teixeira knocks out his opponent in just five seconds. The crew recognize his potential but believe that his trainer is wrong for him.
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UFC president Dana White makes a guest appearance. Dan submits Frank Latina with a triangle choke in the first round. Following the broadcast, Joe Lauzon criticized the episode on his website.
Greg McIntyre. The Tapout crew checks in with an old friend named Greg McIntyre in San Diego, Californiawho is re-entering the MMA world after having his colon removed as the result of an auto-immune disease. Greg wins his fight against Richard Chavez by unanimous decision.
Jake Rosholt Johny Hendricks. Albert Manners. The crew return to Hawaii to scout Albert Manners, who trains with B. They change his nickname from "Always Bad" to "Respect" and find him a permanent apartment.
Although battling a knee injury and facing " baby mama drama," Manners overcomes his opponent by rear naked choke in the opening moments of the first round.