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Coming Soon to a Douchebag Near You: The Octagon National Tour

A rare photo from the Cage Potato staff Christmas party.

When it comes to fan interaction and brand building, the UFC is rewriting the book for sports promotions. Between broadcasting fights on Facebook, their latest Twitter crusade, their ever-growing Fan Expo series, and even some brave fighters doling out their phone numbers, the opportunities for fans to connect with fighters and invest themselves in the world of MMA are plenty. Continuing in that mission, the UFC has launched the “UFC Octagon National Tour”.

Overall, this sounds like a pretty cool chance to meet some fighters, get some autographs, and pick up some UFC schwag. The tour will jump around the country, often making pit stops at large festivals like Bonnaroo and the X-Games. If you’ve ever attended any MMA-related event, you know all too well the type of sophisticates that turn out. For every educated fan, you have two guys in chromed-out Ed Hardy shirts talking about how tough Kimbo Slice is. One component of the tour sure to bring out the meatheads is the competitive physical fitness tests. Fans can weigh-in and test their might at pull-ups, vertical jump, and punching strength. Better than simply flexing their barbed-wire tatted biceps for those in attendance, competitors will be given a stats-card designed for Facebook posting so all of cyberspace can taste their machismo.

Any bets as to which member of the Potato Nation will post the highest scores? Here’s a schedule of upcoming tour dates and locations (via


Sat       5/28     Las Vegas, NV           UFC 130 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Sun      5/29     Las Vegas, NV           Miller’s Ale House


Wed    6/1       Phoenix, AZ                Tilted Kilt

Fri        6/3       Las Vegas, NV           Weigh in @ Palms

Sat       6/4       Las Vegas, NV           TUF 13 Finale – Buffalo Wild Wings

Thu      6/9       Chattanooga, TN        Bonnaroo

Fri        6/10     Chattanooga, TN        Bonnaroo

Sat       6/11     Chattanooga, TN        Bonnaroo

Sun      6/12     Chattanooga, TN        Bonnaroo

Sat       6/18     Waldorf, MD              Country ThrowDown Tour

Mon     6/20     Washington DC          Marine Week

Tue      6/21     Baltimore, MD            Marine Week

Sat       6/25     New York, NY           Times Square

Sun      6/26     Pittsburgh, PA            UFC Fight Night Arena Tailgate

Thu      6/30     Las Vegas, NV           Vans Warped Tour

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TellaTruth- May 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm
Yes, bring this to H-Town!!!
RSparrow- May 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm
RSparrow- May 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Houston brotha
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a-rod- May 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm
dude on the left looks like a fat ass mike swick
Bighouse- May 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm
That guy looks cold.
GistoftheFist- May 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Earth to rockbacklash: Powersauce bars are just apple cores and old chinese newspapers.
CrushCo- May 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm
@RSparrow- where are you in Texas? Are you making it to Houston for the Expo?
RSparrow- May 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm
If it came to TX I'd be the -900. Damnit
SnackDaddy- May 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm
i can do 40 push-ups in one set. just putting it out there, ya know.
El Guapo- May 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm
And seeing as how I'mma be in Vegas next week, I suppose I can rep Tater Nation at Buffalo Wilds. I'll straight murder the competition! NOBODY puts down wings like I do, playa..
El Guapo- May 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Ohhhh, now it all makes sense. Karo agreed to do the Bumrush if CP showed his boys a lil love. Tell the big one not to be ashamed of his unibrow, brro. The shorter one looks like a fat Thiago.
rngeorgeh- May 28, 2011 at 11:58 am
You sure that's a chick?
Shaky- May 28, 2011 at 11:31 am
Look at my Ed Hardy Chain
and my Ed Hardy Watch
I've got so many Ed Hardy clothes
I could open my own Ed Hardy Shop
Anhonestmoose- May 28, 2011 at 11:24 am
So, they can go to Bonaroo in Chattanooga and some place called Waldorf but for some reason can't make it out to Milwaukee for the biggest music festival in the world?
djp1988- May 28, 2011 at 10:50 am
Also, come to MI.
djp1988- May 28, 2011 at 10:50 am
Anybody else smell Axe and Swisher Sweets?
ltj340- May 28, 2011 at 10:31 am
Bonnaroo isn't in Chattanooga. It is in Manchester. Which is closer to Nashville than Chattanooga.
Dmonicideals- May 28, 2011 at 9:49 am
It's coming to Tilted Kilt?

Fucking sweet!
edhedicus- May 28, 2011 at 9:43 am
These are the guys that go to one BJJ class, get rape choked, never show up again, and tell everyone they beat a black belt!
Wads- May 28, 2011 at 9:43 am
Who wrote this article? When writing an article that involves a large amount of shit talking, you should at least use proper grammar. Its versus their, Google it.
rockbacklash- May 28, 2011 at 9:42 am
I'll be at Times Square, wearing my finest red-foil Tapout shirt and Rockstar trucker hat, turned at just the right angle. Hit me up, I'll be the dude that looks like he did nothing but eat power sauce bars and do pushups for a month straight.
SethF- May 28, 2011 at 9:33 am
If this comes to Louisiana, I'll do it. And if anyone from CP does better than me, I'll buy them a Free Cage Potato shirt. No joke.
KarmaAteMyCat- May 28, 2011 at 9:16 am
I'll be there if anything goes down in Mass I'll pick up Viva hate and we'll have a blast!
CrushCo- May 28, 2011 at 9:04 am
Nah, you can tell it isn't our staff party because there's a chick in the background.