Update to all the previous winners: The Free CagePotato t-shirts finally arrived on Friday. Yes, they actually exist, and no, we haven’t forgotten about you. We’ll start sending ‘em out this week, so be patient and you’ll get yours before long.
Anyway, with legitimate journalists now being blacklisted by Zuffa, it’s getting harder to imagine that our own dumbass website will actually be “freed” in any sort of practical sense. But if you get your hands on one of our shirts, we hope you’ll wear it in support of every MMA media outlet that has been struck down in the wake of the Strikeforce/UFC merger, every fighter that will be out of luck when his Strikeforce contract runs out, and every sponsor that has been barred from helping MMA fighters make a living. Because maybe, just maybe, CagePotato is…all of us?
We appreciate your continued support and we’d love to get some shirts out to a few more of you. If we ran your photo or tweet this week, please e-mail your name, shirt-size, and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll hook you up.
As for the #freecagepotato tweets, goddamned Twitter isn’t showing any record of that hashtag before last Thursday, so you’ll have to be content with these two:
fryekwondo: @danawhite to forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the prisoner was you #freecagepotato
[Ed. note: Yes, you win again, Danomite. If you want to double-up on your shirt, just let us know.]
ReXone3: @jujupanicat Bjs, você tem muitos fãs em @cagepotatomma, eles gostariam de ouvir de você! Nós te amamos! #freecagepotato
[Ed. note: CagePotato's greatest Twitter-seduction artist turns his attention to Juliana Salimeni. I have no idea what that means, but I'm sure it melted her heart.]