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CagePotato.com: A One-Year Retrospective


(Jenna, you shouldn’t have. You really, really shouldn’t have.)

Holy crap! CagePotato.com turns one year old today, y’all! Many thanks to those of you who have stuck with us since the beginning — or the close-to-beginning, at least — and helped build this little site into what I believe is the most entertaining and energetic MMA community on the Internet. Lots of bigger and badder things to come, so stay tuned and tell your friends. To honor this day, let’s take a trip in the way-back machine, and revisit 25 of CagePotato’s all-time greatest moments. Enjoy…
(BG)

Sylvia’s ego, Franklin’s face get battered at UFC 77 (First-ever post on CagePotato)

The Top 10 Worst MMA Nicknames Ever

Urijah Faber: Hard Out Here for a Pimp (CP’s first original interview)

Gone, Baby, Gone: Hard Luck and Fast Money at the IFl World Grand Prix

The Top 10 Gracies of All Time

Kimbo Slice Loves CagePotato!

Blogger Power! UFC Fight Night 13 Stretched to Three Hours (possibly my favorite photo caption, though this one‘s pretty dear to me as well)

“Tappin’ Out’s for *Whores*”: Matt Serra at the 7/11

The Eight Most Insane Victory Celebrations of All Time

The 10 Most Despicable People in MMA

The 10 Hottest Ring Girls in MMA

Nogueira, Mir to Coach Next Season of TUF (Fowlkes scoops the Internet by a full month)

Dear Guy Attending This Live MMA Event: An Open Letter

 

The UFC 84 Argument, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 (First “Ben vs. Ben” column)

Great Moments in MMA Product Endorsement

Exclusive: Kendall Grove Talks Do-Or-Die Fight… (the infamous “guns are for white people” interview)

Chapter 26: In Which I Drink Ipecac and Vomit Uncontrollably

Exclusive Video: In the Gym With Diego Sanchez and Evan Tanner

WAR QUINN!!!

CagePotato Chart #1: Comment Breakdown

Exclusive Interview: Lyoto Machida

Exclusive Interview: Nick Diaz

The 10 Greatest Fight Movies of All Time

Exclusive Interview: Chuck Liddell

Caption Contest: Too Tiny to Armbar? (debut of the “Hall of Fame” t-shirt)

Feel free to reminisce about your favorite CagePotato moment in the comments section. Thanks, guys.

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BIG CHRIS- October 22, 2008 at 12:07 pm
I saw on the news that it was In & Out Burgers 60th Anniversary, and it made me think...In & out and Cagepotato celebrating the same Burfday....the two most important things in life unite in celebration!! You have made me what i am today, a lazy double-double eating MMA fan.
walrus- October 22, 2008 at 12:30 am
CP should make a list of your best photo captions, some are hilarious.
PotatoHead- October 21, 2008 at 11:19 pm
Happy Birthday Gentlemen!

You're still just a baby, in MMA years... but already the best-of-the-best in your field!

As my doctor, attorney, CPA, and employer would all say...

"Mazel-Tov"!!!
Rumbler- October 21, 2008 at 8:27 pm
Congrats Ben!

I've been A bit of a dick and have said some harsh things, but its only because I love you.
Karmaatemycat- October 21, 2008 at 6:54 pm
One year already has it been that long already.. god damn.. Well cagepotato you have made waiting for basic training alot easier then it would have been without you :D I always enjoy the Articles and god knows my favorite was def. the one about how Tim sylvia got knocked the fuck out and Dana thanks Fedor :D History right there mother fucking History.. You fuckers better be here when I get back from basic don't pull any Disappearing acts like EliteXC.. <3 CG and the Bens
Myles Kilometers- October 21, 2008 at 6:01 pm
Happy Birthday queers.
Anonymous- October 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm
Best MMA site there is, congradulations CagePotato!
pd- October 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm
happy birthday cage potato!
i love this site.
i usually sit at work bored out of my mind waiting for something new to pop up on here. keep up the great work!
OrMMA- October 21, 2008 at 5:46 pm
(In her singing debut, Jenna mistakes the microphone for another object shes used to holding near her mouth)

CP is the only site i check atleast 2 to 3 times a day, it was one of the best discoveries almost a year ago, Keep up the good work.
UFC fan- October 21, 2008 at 4:48 pm
Happy Birthday CP.
Now why does the fucking pages load so slow?
And why does this stupid fucking pop up shit keep popping up when they aren't suppose to?
sarah- October 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm
happy birthday, CP. i read you every day and can say that you are truly the classiest MMA blog around. which isn't saying much at all.

I would like to request more open letters like Dear Guy Attending This Live MMA Event.
MMA Wannabe- October 21, 2008 at 3:35 pm
Happy Birthday, Cage Potato!

This is still the only MMA site I check daily. Your humor and insight on the sport are fantastatic! Here's to many more! =)
totaldb- October 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm
Congrats CP, I hope your girlfriend takes you to the Olive Garden to celebrate
Tomass- October 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm
u guys need more caption contest those are funn
Brian - MMAStation.com- October 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm
Congrats all. Definitely a great site and glad to see you still kicking.
10pound- October 21, 2008 at 2:41 pm
I really like CP. I think you guys do a good job of bringing MMA news to the masses and I prefer you to Sherdog. Happy Bday and keep it up.
justin- October 21, 2008 at 1:50 pm
CP is by far and away the best MMA blog out there, but the epic fail of preemptively naming Joe Duarte as Dana White's "the next Anderson Silva" remains memorable.
Fenix- October 21, 2008 at 1:35 pm
I also loved the Top Worst Tatts but that was actually a Top *12* Worst MMA Tattoos. Should be Worst 13 with Seth Petruzellis ghey-ass full ass tramp stamp. LMAO!!!
Billy Bad Ass- October 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm
I love that Kimbo video. What a fucking bum. Tapping might be for bitches, but only faggots have glass jaws.
Sam- October 21, 2008 at 1:20 pm
Got to say favourite moments were the greatest moments in commercials starring fighters, the "too tiny to arm bar" competition because it won me a shirt and the day feckin commenting got fixed on this site.

Yiew! for Cage Potato!
Paal- October 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Happy Birthday CP! I started watching UFC about 6months ago.. I discoverd this site about 2.5 months ago.. And i have been visiting 2-5 times every singel day after.. And i still will because of the great news you bring uss and also the super funny things u guys write! man, im laughing so hard :P Happy birthday <3
mayhem420- October 21, 2008 at 1:05 pm
If not for this site....
I might actually do some work, while at work.
Thanks! ..... I think...
Luiz- October 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm
I am currently at an Animal Behavior class, and Cage Potato saves me from boredom every time im here. I am very biased to say, but my favorite article has to be the interview with Machida since I was the one who interviewed him. Congrats on the 1st bday CP, keep up the good work
Cliff Huxtable- October 21, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Hey CP, Happy birthday, your site is great. Thanks to your great writing and frequent updates I have never been less productive at work.

Thanks...
BIG CHRIS- October 21, 2008 at 12:46 pm
congrats! Keep up the good work.
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