Bobby Razak – Founder of Tapout Films
Tapout Films, was founded by Bobby Razak, who has been called “The King of MMA Filmmaking” by Sports Illustrated. Razak was an early pioneer and promoter of mixed martial arts. Also being a talented film director he decided to marry his twin passions to capture the action surrounding the emerging and exciting sport of mixed martial arts. Originally from London he knew that he needed to move to Los Angeles to fulfill his dream of sharing his vision with the world.
After arriving in Los Angeles he met with the crew of Tapout and seeing they shared his burning passion for Mixed Martial Arts, asked them to join him in filming Pit Fight, one of his early MMA works, which featured MMA Legends Mark Coleman and Kevin Randleman. The film was a revolutionary look at Mixed Martial Arts and it achieved notoriety and buzz for featuring real bare knuckle fights.
After the success of Pit Fight and Razak’s follow up, the critically acclaimed MMA documentary “Rites of Passage”, Razak and Tapout decided to join forces and create Tapout Films. With a strong vision and unquenchable passion for depicting the real and raw emotion in MMA, Tapout Films was on the cutting edge of of promoting the fastest growing sport in the world during its infancy.
Since the inception of Tapout Films, the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has exploded into the mainstream as the fastest growing sport in history. Despite the new found popularity of MMA the mission of Razak and Tapout Films remains the same. To capture the most realistic, raw, in depth and entertaining look at Mixed Martial Arts possible and bring it to the fans of the sport. For Bobby Razak the founding of Tapout Films is one more step in his climb to cementing his title as the number one mixed martial arts director in the world.