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FLO TV T-Shirt Design Contest: And It Is Aaaaaaaall Over!

The votes have been tallied, and we’re pleased to announce a winner in our MMA fighter t-shirt design contest, presented by FLO TV. After grabbing attention as an early favorite, tj.labs’s Caol Uno shirt (shown above) sailed to a comfortable victory with 20% of the popular vote. Congrats, buddy! Please send your real name and address to and we’ll get you set up with a FLO TV Personal Television, with access to the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 115.

We’d also like to show a little love to the contest’s three runners-up, who you can check out after the jump. Chin up, guys — shoot your info to and we’ll hook you up with CagePotato t-shirts. Thanks again to FLO TV for their support, and please give ‘em a look at

(2nd place, with 15% of the vote: 8-Bit Harold Howard, by Brian R.)

(3rd place [tie], with 14% of the vote: GSP Checklist, by Stevicus. Click here for larger version.)

(3rd place [tie], with 14% of the vote: Iceman Sketch, by Andrew W.)

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Charming Charlie- June 6, 2010 at 12:57 am
At first I thought that Joe Son's balls was a turn-of-phrase, not a poster's name.

"Man, my date was going smooth, we had a lot of chemistry, but then I hit Joe Son's balls and it got super awkward."

"How's the studying for finals? Not so good. I got hit with Joe Son's balls and now I'm super behind."

"Take a look at the big screen and lets look at the finish to this fight. Out of nowhere--the greatest come-from-behind, one-punch knockout--the history of the sport. Yeah, it looks good now but--You caught him, then you hit him with Joe Son's Balls again on the way down., and he is out cold. Yeah, it looks nice, but I've got to get back to the gym."
joe sons balls- June 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm
Reading through the comments I was thinking, "dang, its actually refreshing to have people congratulate the winner...being all polite and generous". Annnnnnnd, then I hit Joe Sons Balls.

Way to butcher the flow.
the idea is great, but my god. its like having a jake shields shirt with a blanket on the front and thats all. too easy and a lame fighter. the gsp checklist shirt needs mass production.
itdoesntlookwright- June 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm
Cheers dude.
I'm super happy to get where I did, I was not expecting it.
Thanks for all the positive feedback, And If there's an other contest, I promise to do a design 10x better!
PortlandMMA- June 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm
@ itdoesntlookwright I thought the Chuck shirt was badass, I'm not a big Lidell fan but I voted for your shirt.
PortlandMMA- June 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm
Good job on the shirt tj.labs, you should do a Spencer Fisher shirt next time, I think he fits exactly what you are talking the guys got some of the world's best mutton chops.
tj.labs- June 4, 2010 at 11:01 am
Hey guys!
First of all, a big thanks to Cage Potato and everyone who voted for my shirt!

I was really going for creativity and originality points going with Caol Uno because I wanted to rep some of the not lesser known, but less favorite fighters.

Im looking forward to the next CP contest, thanks again!
Clinch-Smash- June 4, 2010 at 10:39 am
All take it as a win for me, voting on the Uno shirt and it won. But it really was a great design. Congrates TJ! I'll buy, make it happen CP.
itdoesntlookwright- June 4, 2010 at 10:16 am

How was my shirt stupid?
PurplePickle- June 4, 2010 at 9:56 am

No new column, maybe just a x in both.

@ PortlandMMA

I own one skull shirt and it is a Don Frye shirt. I own it only because it is a Don Frye shirt( free autographed photo included with order). Like you, most of the time I try not to dress like an eighth grader. There need to be more understated and humorous designs in MMA clothing lines.
DangadaDang- June 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

1. I ain't your buddy, guy
2. Posting unrelated information is how the Internet was created
3. I don't need attention from an Internet board, its just an awesome fact that people need to know, and the only one calling attention to it is you

congrats dad
Almost North- June 4, 2010 at 9:37 am
pretty sure you will want to lawyer up before selling that uno shirt. Matel dont play. they better replace my work keyboard soon im typing this on onscrern keyboard.
PortlandMMA- June 4, 2010 at 9:37 am
@ Rex I think CP should, the only problem is getting a license to the fighters. I literally only own one MMA shirt (RVCA Fedor shirt) and I would have honestly bought half of those shirts. An investor with actual capital needs to make shirts that don't suck and they'd make bank. The only shirts you can get now are Tapout and shirts with barbwire and skulls like its fucking 1991.
ReX13- June 4, 2010 at 9:35 am
Extra congrats to the creators of the Fedor Emelianenko, GSP, Harold Howard, and Charles Bennett shirts, as they have all been immortalized in the CagePotato fighter database. Chuck and Caol will also show up soon, as will Brock and Lawlor.

In short: great job to all. I'll say it again, there's a lot of talent in the Potato Nation.
Viva Hate- June 4, 2010 at 9:35 am
I loved them all but the Kimbo shirt had me laughing my ass off
ReX13- June 4, 2010 at 9:34 am
Purple Pickle>> I like the GSP one also, but don't you think it should have a column for Matt Serra: "Slightly Impressed"?
PurplePickle- June 4, 2010 at 9:26 am
I love that GSP checklist shirt. Someone please make that bad boy and I will throw my Visa digits at you with the quickness. Nice work Stevicus. Good job everybody.
Soda Popinski- June 4, 2010 at 9:18 am
Reading through the comments I was thinking, "dang, its actually refreshing to have people congratulate the winner...being all polite and generous". Annnnnnnd, then I hit Joe Sons Balls.

Way to butcher the flow.
ytrebil- June 4, 2010 at 9:11 am
Great and well deserved winner.

Thanks for voting for my 'Krazy Horse/Kid Kaos' shirt whoever did.

I hope we get more competitions for photoshop in the future.

Thanks CP.
HEY- June 4, 2010 at 8:56 am
Yes, the Machida shirt definitely should have won. But look at it this way:

At least that stupid Chuck sketch didn't win!

cecils_pupils- June 4, 2010 at 8:54 am
fucking awesome
joe sons balls- June 4, 2010 at 8:48 am
as usual the shittiest one wins. the machida or gsp shouldve won.
831 Father- June 4, 2010 at 8:17 am
@DangadaDang: I'll say it every time, anyone who posts worthless, unrelated posts to get some attention is even more worthless than thisredengine. Congrats, buddy.
fatbellyfrank- June 4, 2010 at 8:15 am
I just wanna job at the sweatshop that make's em
llbunbaoll- June 4, 2010 at 8:11 am
Are they gonna mass produce these shirts? I'll vuy!
ReX13- June 4, 2010 at 8:08 am
PortlandMMA>> I wonder if CagePotato could claim that market....