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Free CagePotato t-shirt

(The ‘Free CagePotato’ t-shirt — coming soon.)

Got some bad news, folks. Our grand plans to bring love, positivity, and a punch-machine to the Toronto UFC Fan Expo (April 29-30, Direct Energy Centre) have been officially shot down by the UFC top brass.

We should have seen this coming. After UFC president Dana White personally promised to ruin us following our leak of Arianny Celeste‘s Playboy photos, has been blocked from all UFC media events, most notably the MMA legalization press conference at Madison Square Garden in January. (We were initially approved for attendance by MSG organizers, but then told we had been vetoed “due to a recent leaked magazine cover.”) A shame, considering we’ve been one of the foremost online supporters of the MMA in NY regulation efforts.

Still, we held out hope that this wouldn’t affect our appearance at the upcoming UFC Fan Expo in Toronto, considering that we had (without exaggeration) one of the most popular booths at the last UFC expo in Boston, and we were paying a couple grand for the privilege of being there. It turns out the UFC doesn’t even want our money anymore. That’s how you know things have spun out of control.

This is the explanation that one of the UFC Fan Expo organizers e-mailed us, regarding why CagePotato would not be welcome at the Direct Energy Centre:

“Our contact from the UFC emailed us last night saying they have an issue with Cage Potato. She went and spoke with Dana about the situation, and he asked that we please cancel their involvement in the Expo. He said if they ask why, we can tell them, “We thought they were cool, then we spoke with Dana and found out they weren’t.”

So there you have it. We’ve been banned from the event because Dana White doesn’t think we’re cool. But fear not, Potato Nation — this will not deter us. We’ll still have a presence at the Toronto UFC Fan Expo, even if it’s in an unofficial capacity. We’re in the planning stages of a UFC 129 pre-party (that you’re all invited to), as well as meetups at the expo. Details on all of this will follow. We love our Canadian fans, and can’t wait to see you guys.

On Monday, we’ll be announcing what you can do to be one of the first recipients of the “Free CagePotato” shirt you see at the top of this post. In the meantime, please let us know: Do you plan on going to the UFC Fan Expo in Toronto? And if so, would you be interested in hanging with us sometime before the event, and maybe getting a free t-shirt out of it? Just trying to get a head count here, so let us know. Thanks for your continued support.

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MedullaPancreas- September 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm
This is illegal. Who says crime doesn't pay? Where are The G Men when you need 'em to break up a de facto mob-owned monopoly?
rdb1979- March 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm
Ill try to be at expo plus I want a shirt
John A- March 18, 2011 at 11:53 pm
Well I wish you luck with your alternative strategies for getting re-credentialed, but I think that Dana White's stubbornness will be more than a match for any pressure you'll be able to apply. Unfortunately it's still a small subset of UFC fans that care enough about your publication to support the cause.

I think you could get out of this quite easily if you were serious about it though. All it will take is an apology to Dana White (and probably Arianny) and an offer from whoever posted the pictures to resign from CP.

Harsh. But I think that's the reality of the situation. If that doesn't work then, well, I guess it's too little too late.
MrNiceGuy- March 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I can't even make sense of your base-head ADD attempts at forming sentences. Maybe you should find something else to do, like get a job, then you wouldn't have to beg for $ on the internet to get to the TUF tryouts. Loser.
BIGHAL- March 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm
you sir can kiss my ass you fuck. i am not here to make you laugh you fuck, i am here to make myself laugh. i dont give a fuck about you. never have and never will so by all means, SHUT THE FUCK UP BIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAATCH
RSparrow- March 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm
I agree with many on this issue , yall really do need to write a formal certified letter(along with a cigar and bottle) Make that shit very professional, (don't let mlkhoey write it) and aside from the Aryianni apology, address all the positives you do for the sport, fans, and mma as a whole. I think they would be foolish not to accept, much more positives then negatives from their point of view. I mean come on, they're just titties? It's called damage control, we've all done it with our girlfriends or wives. Get it done CP!
RSparrow- March 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm
Lookin back, maybe I was a little too harsh on you last night but I'll blame the green beer. Let's hug it out buddy, get used to it though.
M dot 50- March 18, 2011 at 10:35 am
I need a CP shirt!!!! Free Cage Potato !!
Rear Entry- March 18, 2011 at 9:30 am
The amount of Troll posting amuses me.

make the graphic available for download, I'll get my own shirt done.
Get Off Me- March 18, 2011 at 8:03 am
You wanna fucking fix this CP?
Here's how you fix this banning of CP shit.

1.MRuss, find DW at the direct energy center. Walk up to him, slip him a little bag of yeyo and tell him it's not been stepped on, wink and walk away.

2.Wait until you see the DW head for the bathroom(should be inside 30 mins)

3.Send BG in there with his iphone or camera, find the stall Dana is in, wait until you hear a lite knocking sound coming from the stall(that's Dana making a line on the TP dispenser).

4.Kick that door open with an Anderson Silva front kick and snap away.

5.Tell Dana if he does not lift the ban, the photos will be up on Cagepotato the next day.

Simple solution to your problem.
KarmaAteMyCat- March 18, 2011 at 8:01 am
Wait for my next stupid post. Clever. I did that in under 5mins or so.
RSparrow- March 18, 2011 at 6:44 am
How long did that take you to write bro? Jesus. I like fucking with you and dranokills, it's fucking hilarious. I'll argue with you more later, too hungover at work to respond to your novel. I'll wait till you're next stupid post.
KarmaAteMyCat- March 18, 2011 at 12:07 am
I ment that I don't dislike you and your passion for the sport or the game. Soooo annoying! I miss the edit BUTTON more then I miss Dave Chapelle
KarmaAteMyCat- March 18, 2011 at 12:02 am
I'm saying I don't you and your passion for the sport or game. I'm just saying your an idiot and that I don't really care what you think honestly. Pity party? Wow, I don't recall making anyone contribute anything I believe I left it up to them as individuals to make the choice. In fact that post wasn't completely my IDEA. Thats here nor there though right? Let's not talk about semantics in fact lets avoid them all together it makes distorting the facts do much more fun don't you think? Honestly though I really don't dislike you "Guy". As far as me calling up Australia I did call the kids school. It was entertaining silly privacy acts someone really has to ask FBF why they have such a stick up their asses in the Australian education system. I have to tell you BUDDIE, I don't really have anything to prove I certainly haven't been acting any different perhaps you should all look at my posts from 08,09,10 none of them read any different then my current posts. My writing style hasn't changed! The only acception to the situation is how I've gotten to know some of the posters on a more personal level. So you like I said in earlier posts this whole Karma is acting like a superstar aka the prima-donna syndrome is incorrect! Fear not though continue to feel/think and be as misguided as you want I don't plan on judging because I don't care. Now as for your friends being on Pay Per view and holding titles I'm happy for those established fighters that are legally able to collect money for fights. You know because Amateurs can't do that unless we do so from sponsors feel free to check with oh I don't know any Athletic commission you want. I'm happy your friends can make a living doing Mixed Martial Arts don't confuse my cynicism for a lack of sincerity on the subject. I pay the bills I train and I barely make it by if my honesty was mistaken for a Pity Party then perhaps you should go back and reread what I wrote. Now to conclude this fine discussion we've been having I single handedly took Cagepotato downhill? I bet recently I've gotten more people to view this site then you have in your entire time posting. Whoa! Wait! Calm down! Don't get butt hurt I'm not saying you haven't helped and in the end thats what really counts right? All the efforts we as a userbase put towards making this a better and more popular website. Thats all I have to say on the Whole Karma's a douchebag and I hate him blah blah blah! Perhaps you could use your tears to masterbate with tonight while you try and fall asleep?
Remember! Don't be Scared HOMIES!
KarmaAteMyCat- March 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm
That was incredibly clever the whole go kill yourself Troll response I love it. It's almost like you were trying to hard I couldn't help but crack a smile as just how stupid you really are. Thanks for trying sadly you fall short I would bet this isn't a first in that department for you is it? Oh well maybe next time before you open you'll eat your Wheaties before you open your mouth and fail at being witty. Moron.
RSparrow- March 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm
I'm not saying I dont like you and your passion for the game. It will be tough to find someone who loves this shit more than myself... Ask CCman, who sat cageside while my best friends fought for co-main and main event belts in Houston. These dudes are undefeated and have belts in two different weight classes. That being said, I don't agree with the way everyone hugged your nuts after you threw a pity party about not having enough money. My boys have fought on pay per view, and would never ever result to pity to make their dreams happen, they would work for it. Reppin' the potato or not, I don't think that you are any better than anyone else trying to make a living in this sport, and you need to stop acting like youre a superstar god who needs to (talk to the parents of the bully kid.) LMAO! Get real bro. Prove me wrong, I'd love you too. Till then, you are single handeldy responsible for taking my beloved website downhill.
MrNiceGuy- March 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm
@ DazedNConfused
"“Cagepotato=Yesterday’s MMA news tomorrow.”

Agreed 100%. I saw the Siver/Sot and Penn/Fitch 2 fights yesterday, saw the Jon Bones Jones video update yesterday, but with much more than just one video, saw the ultimate fighter video yesterday. It’s almost like you guys go through the other sites, and when they update you chose 1/5 of the updates they have and post them on here a day later. Shit, if that’s all it takes to run an MMA site I’m in."

I bet you came here and saw Arriany's leaked playboy pics too while you dumped a load into your mom's hand towel.

1. Get a Job, honkey!
2. Move out of your Mom's house!
3. Forget 1 and 2, just kill yourself.
mt59801- March 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm
Fuck Dana and the assholes that came over from B E to talk shit.
KarmaAteMyCat- March 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Well that sounds like a personal problem bro. I couldn't find any contact information on the kid or his family on the internet and seeing as I don't own an Australian Phonebook we'll toss it up to circumstance or I would call them.
Bomber Man- March 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm
We get free CagePotato t-shirts? Oh wait...
jyveturkey- March 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm
I've been reading CP for probably close to a year now and will definitely continue to. There's always at least 2+ stories that get me through the back half of my long days. I do have one complaint though, it's you Karma. What is your problem? Did you not know that no matter what, people are going to tear the site, you, and the other writers up? Who gives a fuck, they're reading it! Why else are you writing? If someone's talkin shit, tell'em to suck a dick up till they hiccup, but stop with the angry/butt hurt rants, it makes you look weak and it's embarrassing to read. It's a website that allows comments. What the fuck did you expect? Toughen up dude, toughen up.

No, don't hit the comment button, take a damn breath, come up with something funny, and submit that shit.

Aside from the creative stories this site is the biz for how dirty/harsh people get. It's definitely the only site worth taking the time to read the comments.

I for sure dig your articles dude, but not the show of emotion.
mooey231- March 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm
ill be there i live by toronto, i want a shirt to wear in there how can i get one?
CaptainBackslap- March 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm
I'll be there...
nickyroose- March 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm
I love that everyone thinks this is a UFC fansite now. I used to come on here and say the last emperor hadn't fought anyone of import in a decade. Now that he has been exposed as a very good but assuredly not GOAT everyone has taken a softer approach to their formerly "anything but the UFC" stance everyone is a nuthugger.

And by love I mean perplexed by.
RoyCisneros- March 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm
Honestly i've got totally mixed feelings about this.

I've kinda felt cagepotato was biased as hell with the old ranking lists that were on here, so a part of me wants to just sit back and laugh, but over the last few weeks i've gained a lot of respect for cagepotato. mainly because of the "News Flash: UFC-Strikeforce Deal is Not Good for the Sport" article.

wish you guys the best.

just please stay away from ranking lists.