Another Saturday afternoon is upon us, which means it’s time for another edition of Ask the Potato. After last week graced us with the presence of a few minor celebrities, we knew what we had to do now that minor celebrities care about what we write. But until Coolio stops ducking us, we’ll just stick to answering your questions. So let’s get started, shall we?
intercept440 Says: what is the best remedy for lower back pain? So far the only thing that seems to work is copious amounts of booze. Come on potato, surely with your vast amounts of knowledge you can help a nation member out.
You’ve been good to us over the years, intercept440, so we’re going to do you a solid. Email us your address and we’ll send the Cage Potato office chiropractor right over. Trust us when we tell you that he’s the best in the business. In fact, Leonard Garcia swears by him.
1- What do you think is a probable timetable for the demise of women’s MMA. I like the fights, but I just don’t see them gaining any traction with the public.
2- Where do you see MMA a year from now? Is CP still around in this hellish futurescape?
1) We don’t think women’s MMA is going anywhere, Liverpunch. By that we mean it won’t die out, but we also sadly mean that it’s not going anywhere. Once Strikeforce folds, another organization will become the home of WMMA. Bellator has stated that they’d proudly carry the torch, while smaller promotions like Black Eye have already started scooping up talent. Unfortunately, the UFC is where the fame and money’s at, and without those lures it will be difficult to convince more women to train full time and invest themselves in the sport.
2) As long as things continue to go smoothly tonight, we think the sport’s only going to improve. But if some unforeseen disaster strikes and the sport spirals out of control into some post-apocalyptic hellhole, we’ll be right there playing the role of “Mr. Dealgood”.
XENOPHON Says: At that time I will ask, “How does one get an invite to tour the Cage Potato offices in mid-Wilshire?”
Silly XENOPHON, when will you learn? Cage Potato exists not in bricks and mortar, but in the hearts and souls of every MMA fan who has ever mocked an ugly t-shirt, had a crush on a ring girl, and genuinely appreciated a good ol’ fashioned freak show fight. In other words, to look inside of Cage Potato, all you must do is look inside of yourself.
KarmaAteMyCat Says: What is the difference between quitting and not being able to continue an intelligent fight whilst defending one’s self specifically when commentators admit the fight should be stopped?
Normally, we’d tell you to ask the doctors who sit at cage side and the referees overlooking the fight to help you. After all, they are there because they have the training and competence to be able to tell the difference between a fighter who is simply disinterested in fighting and a fighter who is physically unable to continue. But if UFC 138 was any indication, sometimes their judgment isn’t much better than ours.
We know UFC 138 wasn’t the first time a fighter who should not have been allowed to continue to fight was asked by officials if he wanted to continue, said yes and then was allowed to continue. But it still confuses us every time we see it happen. If you’re going to pause the fight because you believe that it is dangerous for a person to continue taking damage, perhaps you should do more than just ask if the professional fighter whose job depends on his or her ability to keep fighting wants to keep fighting.
1Jackal Says: Since Cain Velasquez is the UFC champ and is making a bunch of money then why is his father still doing physical labor by working in the fields? Please explain.
Back up, 1Jackal. Champions making a bunch of money? We don’t know what crazy, ass-backwards universe you live in, but since Nick Diaz doesn’t live there, we don’t ever want to visit it.
That’s all for now, folks. Tune in next week as we answer even more of your (hopefully at least kind of) MMA related questions. You know the drill: You can send us questions through our Facebook page. You can tweet them to our Twitter account, as well as hashtag questions with #AskThePotato. You can register for our forums and post your questions there. Or you can just post them in the comments section of this article. It’s all the same to us.