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Chan Sung Jung Explains to Georges St. Pierre Why His Rising Sun Gi Is Offensive to Asian Fans on Facebook


The Rising Sun Flag – war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army – is considered offensive to many Asian fans.

I’ll be honest: Like many Westerners, I had absolutely no idea until today that the above flag is considered offensive. From seeing it displayed on t-shirts and white people’s “Japanese” tattoos, I’d become so used to seeing it that I never actually questioned what it meant. As it turns out, that flag is still considered very offensive in countries that were victims of Japanese war crimes, the same way that the Rebel Flag is offensive to many people in the United States.

So when Georges St. Pierre walked to the cage at UFC 158 wearing a gi depicting the Rising Sun Flag, I was completely indifferent towards it. I saw it as yet another tribute to Japan from the Shidokan Karate blackbelt, and thought nothing else of it.

Earlier today, UFC featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung took to his Facebook page to explain to GSP that his walkout attire was offensive to many Asian fans and urged him not to wear the design anymore. The Korean Zombie’s post makes for a very interesting read, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the history behind the flag. In his own words:

Dear Mr. Georges St. Pierre

Hi, My name is Chan Sung Jung from South Korea. As one of many Koreans who like you as an incredible athlete, I feel like I should tell you that many Korean fans, including myself, were shocked to see you in your gi designed after the Japanese ‘Rising Sun Flag’. For Asians, this flag is a symbol of war crimes, much like the German Hakenkreuzflagge. Did you know that? I hope not.

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Biz Buzz: Hayabusa Launches Pro Training Series Line With a Portion of Proceeds Going to the Late Shawn Tompkins’ Family

With so much focus on the bad business dealings of sponsors in mixed martial arts these days, when a story emerges about the good things that a company is doing to give back to the sport we try to give it as much play as we can.

It’s no secret that Hayabusa makes some of the best fight gear in the business thanks to years of research and testing of its products by some of MMA’s top athletes. One product line that the company was missing from its offerings was a professional line of training equipment. To fill the void, Hayabusa partnered with revered Canadian MMA coach Shawn Tompkins in late 2009 to set about designing and producing a professional grade of products made specifically for trainers. When Shawn passed away suddenly last summer prior to the product launch, the owners of the company became torn about whether or not they should forge ahead with the project without “The Coach.”

With the blessing of Tompkins widow, Emilie, who urged them to put out the products whose design had become a labor of love for her late husband the past few years, Hayabusa’s brain trust finalized the design of the products and unveiled them recently.

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Super Bowl Exclusive: Ex-NY Giant Matt Mitrione Gives His Picks For This Weekend [VIDEO]


(“Who says you can’t face-mask? Well the commissioner is an idiot.”)

If there is an MMA fighter who is qualified to give us some analysis on Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV match-ups, it’s Matt Mitrione.

A standout defensive tackle at Purdue University, Mitrione made the New York Giants as a walk-on. He spent four years in the NFL with the Giants and the Minnesota Vikings before trading in his gridiron aspirations for his dream to one day fight in the Octagon, which he again made a reality through determination and hard work in spite of the odds stacked against him.

Although the brunt of his time these days is split between his new gym in Indianapolis and at home with his family, ‘Meathead’ still follows the sport that he first fell in love with as a boy.

In this exclusive video breakdown he did for us through his main sponsor, our friends at Hayabusa, Mitrione details which team he thinks will take the trophy on Sunday.

Check it out after the jump.

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And the Winner of the Hayabusa Presents: The Cage Potato UFC 140 Guess the Fight Photo Contest is…

With 10 correct entries out of 32 submissions, the odds of winning this Hayabusa-sponsored UFC 140 contest were better than most, but as with most things in life, (except for stupid sports like doubles tennis and two-man bobsled) there can only be one winner.

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Hayabusa Presents: The Cage Potato UFC 140 Guess the Fight Photo Contest

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Hayabusa for another awesome contest for UFC 140 in Toronto, Ontario, which just happens to be where the company is based out of. Because they’ve had a banner year and their athletes have enjoyed a great amount of success in 2011, they have once again raised the bar with the incredible prize package they put together for the winner.

The rules are simple.

In the attached gallery, you will find a collection of snapshots of action from fights from the past year that feature at least one, and in some cases two, Hayabusa-sponsored fighters. Your job is to do your homework and figure out which event the bout depicted took place at, which fighter or fighters are depicted in each photo and determine which of them are actually Hayabusa-sponsored. Some are obvious due to the huge “Hayabusa” logo on their shorts, but others will take a bit more digging. If you look for other photos of the fight or scour through the videos in your DVD collection, you’ll find the answers.

Trust us, it’s worth the effort.

One entry per person emailed to contest@cagepotato.com by midnight Sunday December 11. To be eligible you need to sign up for the Hayabusa newsletter on the company’s website and “Like” their Facebook page HERE.

In the case that there is more than one winner, a name will be drawn out of all of the correct answers.

Check out the prizes after the jump.

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And the Hayabusa Cage Potato Cage Cameo Contest Winner is….


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We had several entries in what was likely our toughest contest to date. As always, you guys showed that you’re passionate fans of our site and the sport — either that or you just like free stuff.

Anyway,  before we get into announcing who the winner is, here are the official correct answers:

1. Don Frye in “Big Stan” (2007)

2. Acclaimed coach Shawn Tompkins (hitting the bag), Frank “Johnny Cage” Colcher and Trevor “Hollywood” Harris (both sparring in ring) in “Sons of Anarchy” (2010)

3. UFC 1 tooth loser Teila Tuli AKA Taylor Wily in “Forgetting “Sarah Marshall” (2008)

4. Maurice Smith (the fatherless bastard) in “Miami Connection” (1987)

5. Cage Potato reporter molester Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in “The Midnight Meat Train” (2008)

6. UFC founder Rorian Gracie (Mexican restaurant maitre d’) in “Hart to Hart” 1983

7. Cunning linguist Tito Ortiz in “The Crow: Wicked Prayer” (2005)

8. Rapist and murderer Joe Son (fighting Bolo Yeung) and Mike Bernardo (cornerman shouting encouragement to Yeung) in Shootfighter 2 (1996)

9. MMA legend and all around good guy (unless you accost his wife in a bar) Bas Rutten  in Zookeeper (2011)

10. MMA trainer extraordinaire Steven Seagal, Randy Couture (answers door and gets KO’d by Seagal) and Karo Parisyan (thug number two that Seagal KOs) in “Today You Die” (2005)

11. UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock in “That 70′s Show” (1999)

12. Raving lunatic Harold Howard (wild-eyed murderous gladiator) in “Gladiator Cop” (1995)

13. Rickson Gracie in “The Incredible Hulk” (2008)

14.Stephen Quadros (dude with the animated facial expressions) in “Demon Wind” (1990)

15. Patrick Smith’s first UFC 2 victim Ray Wizard (gang leader) in “The Master” AKA “Long Xing Tian Xia” (1992)

16. Joe Rogan in “Zookeeper” (2011

17. Chuck Liddell (Boy Scout catching orange) in “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981)

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Heads Up MMA Movie and TV Buffs: The ‘CagePotato Cage Cameo Contest’ is Coming Tomorrow


(Video courtesy of YouTube/Us)

Do you fancy yourself an aficionado of obscure cameos by MMA fighters and personalities in movies and TV shows? Do you like cool MMA gear?

If you answered “YES” to either of the questions above, you may have a slim chance of winning a sweet prize package from our friends at Hayabusa valued at approximately $300.

Here’s the deal: Tomorrow we will post a video with a variety of obscure and not so obscure clips from various films and television programs featuring fighters, commentators and innovators from the sport of MMA. To enter, drop us an email at contest@cagepotato.com with the name each movie and show and the MMA personality that appeared in it. Simple.

The clip above is an easy tune-up for you to get you ready for tomorrow, but be warned, some of the clips we’ve dug up are so random you might have to do a little detective work to identify who is in them. Seriously…we didn’t even know some of these movies existed and that some of these fighters even knew what a script was.

Remember to check back in tomorrow morning for the official video for the contest. The deadline will be Friday at 12:00 pm ET, so get your entry in early. One submission per reader and if no entrant is correct, we will choose the person with the “most correct” answers. If more than one entry is deemed a winner, all of the “winning” entries will be put into a random draw.

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