Not content with simply being known as a Heineken-drinking origami master, UFC featherweight Conor McGregor is now the spokesman for Dublin’s own King Crisps. (Note: “Crisps” is just the fancy European word for what you Americans know as “tater chips, y’all.”) Watch his new commercial above, which features McGregor really selling the hell out of those ***king chips. LOL?
During halftime of yesterday’s NFC Championship game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco Fail Machines, viewers were treated to a UFC on FOX promo that was…kind of odd, actually. Light-heavyweight champion/part-time modelJon Jones is set up as a relatable nice-guy, then kicks his own child into the stratosphere. Jones catches the falling kid, and two nearby moms express their barely-conceled lust for him. And that’s about it.
General strangeness aside, the commercial doesn’t actually show any UFC footage — more evidence of FOX’s gun-shy attitude toward the sport, maybe? — and doesn’t feature any of the fighters competing in next week’s UFC on FOX: Evans vs Davis event. (Rashad Evans probably punched another hole through his wall after seeing this.) I wonder how many football fans watched the commercial in a loud sports bar and thought, “Hey, there’s a new Old Spice guy. Alright.”
Add UFC lightweight Clay Guida to the list of MMA fighters who have acted in television commercials. With the guest spot above he did in the latest Safe Auto Ad, “The Carpenter” joins the ranks of the likes of Kurt Pellegrino, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Bob Sapp, Wanderlei Silva, Mirko Cro Cop and Mark Coleman.
Check out some of our other amesomely cheesy favorites after the jump.
There’s nothing we love more than unregulated MMA shows held in parking lots. This lost classic comes from a "Rumble at the River" event that went down somewhere in Minnesota in August 2007. We don’t know who the competitors are; we just know that one is a welterweight and the other is a bantamweight with a peace-sign tattoo on his arm and shaky striking defense. (Try to guess which one is snoozing on the mat nine seconds after the fight starts.) By the way, it took the paramedic so long to get over to the downed fighter because she had to change out of her ring girl uniform first.
After the jump:Quinton "Rampage" Jackson makes an appearance in a slick new Nike commercial that will be running this evening during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Okay, so maybe his scene has an unfortunate pro-wrestling vibe to it. (What exactly was his opponent doing when Quinton was stretched out on the canvas? Blowing kisses from the turnbuckle?) But goddamnit if ‘Page didn’t get up and deliver the death-blow to that generically tattooed cage-fighter. Cheesy or not, you gotta be psyched to see something like this in a high-profile mainstream ad…
Fedor Emelianenko is so beloved in Korea that he can get paid to do a Snickers commercial over there without delivering a single line or taking a single bite of Snickers. (Nougat, of course, is strictly outlawed in the Russian Orthodox Church.) I think the YouTube description speaks for itself:
He has already taken commercial in Korea: Some Honey- thing? But that was a real sh*t. That commercial just made his image funny. (at least in Korea. I’m sure you agree to my opinion if you watch that commercial. that was worse than Sapp’s pizza commercial.) Even though he took a bad commercial in Korea, he came back! Fortunately, it’s a snickers commercial, and it’s ‘pretty’ fun. Enjoy!
"Pretty" fun? A Korean kid eats a Snickers bar, which gives him the confidence to challenge Fedor Emelianenko to an arm-wrestling match in an airport. If you ask me, that’s crazy fun…
After the jump:Keith Jardine gets some endorsement money of his own.
I guess you could call this CagePotato’s first original highlight reel. We rounded up the most insane TV commercials starring MMA fighters and stuffed them into a single video for your convenience and enjoyment. Some of them are beloved classics; some you’ve probably never seen before. Noticeably absent are the unauthorized Fedor Emelianenko honey-drink spot (because we’d like to avoid any rude letters from Fedor’s lawyers), and the Rich Franklin “Xyience Teacher” commercial (because it seems to have disappeared from the Internet). But if we’ve left out any other good ones, shoot us some links in the comments section. As Randy Couture might say, “Oh, you’re gonna like this.”