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Fuck Cancer: Donate to “CagePotato’s Fight for ALF” and Help Out a Beloved Member of the Potato Nation


(A personal message from Karmaatemycat, recorded last night.)

For years, Laura “angry little feet” Nicholson (aka “ALF”) has been a calming, motherly influence on CagePotato.com’s forums and comment sections. Just kidding — she’s a salty s.o.b., meaner than a sack full of rattlesnakes…and we wouldn’t change her for the world. A passionate supporter of mixed martial arts and a superstar on twitter (@angrylittlefeet), Laura has become a true friend to many folks in the Potato Nation.

Yesterday, we learned that Laura was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (“The big C“) and we were devastated. But we know that she won’t back down from this fight, and we’re going to have her back every step of the way.

Like so many Americans afflicted with cancer, Laura has no health insurance, and has already gone $10,000 into debt. We just want to help dig her out and raise her spirits. Every little bit helps, right? So we’ve started an Indiegogo page — CagePotato’s Fight for ALF — and we’ll be asking for your donations* over the next couple months.

The $5,000 goal that we’ve set for this campaign represents a tiny slice of the financial burden that Laura will have to endure. That’s the reality. But we want ALF to know that we have her back, just as we’d have the back of any devoted CP family member who falls on hard times.

Give a dollar, give $5, give whatever you feel comfortable with. (By the way, a $50 donation gets you a CP t-shirt. A $1,000 donation gets you a live cam show with either BG or Karmaatemycat. Ten minutes, anything goes. Yeah, we’re working on better prizes.) All funds raised will go to Laura, even if we don’t reach our goal. Considering that tens of thousands of people visit this site every day, we’re confident that we can hit it.

We intend to mobilize the MMA community to help spread the word about Laura’s health situation and our efforts. In the meantime, visit the “CagePotato’s Fight for A.L.F.” Indiegogo page and join the fight. Thanks guys. We friggin’ love all of you.

Ben Goldstein and Jefferey Watts

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You Are Cordially Invited to Join Us for Episode 1 of ‘Ask the Potato Live’ Thursday at 2:00 pm ET


(We may look odd, but at least we know a little bit about MMA.)

In our ongoing effort to provide the Potato Nation with the best interactive reader experience in the MMA blogosphere, we’re happy to announce a new addition to the site.

Starting this Thursday, we’ll be streaming a weekly live video edition of  ”Ask the Potato” and we’d love for you guys to get involved. If it catches on, we may even start doing “Ask the Potato Live” shows on a regular basis with actual guests. No promises though. We know how disappointed kids are when their parents let them down.

More details after the jump.

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Potato Nation Fight Video of the Day: logdog52

Fitzpatrick is a freshman at the Clay Guida School of Head Movement.

Proud member of the Potato Nation Logan Wendt (AKA logdog52) sent us video evidence of his amateur debut in Lebanon, Missouri back in March.  We figure Logan sent us the video because not only did he win, he won quickly via choking the other guy right the hell out.  Running down our “Do We Post It?” checklist, we see:

1) A fight video.
2) A fight video in which a dude goes out cold.
3) A fight video in which a dude goes out cold and one of you bastards did it.

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Listen to MRuss Rep The Potato Nation On Last Night’s Episode of MMA Sucka Radio


Mike represented the Potato Nation last night on MMA Sucka Radio’s third instalment of their State of the Union MMA media-centric series where he added his commentary on a variety of hot topics.

The roundtable discussion also featured the 209s rising MMA videographer/editor Layzie the Savage and host Trevor Dueck.

Check out MMASucka.com here, a sample of Layzie’s work below and give the show a listen.


(Video courtesy YouTube/LayzietheSavage)

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Come and Shoot The Sh*t With Us About All Things MMA On The Bum Rush Radio Show TODAY at 5:30 pm ET

We’re hoping we have another decent turnout for our live taping of The Bum Rush Radio Show Episode 10 today at 5:30 pm ET.

There are several ways that you can interact with us during the show, including chatting live with our editors and your fellow members of The Potato Nation or calling in to hear your regional cadence accentuated on the air.

Besides breaking down UFC 122 and 123, we will be giving away more CP T-Shirts and will be asking for input on a number of ideas we’re working on for the site.

To listen to the show when we go live, click HERE.

To call in, dial (724) 444-7444 and when prompted, enter id number 89629. 

Let us know in the comment section if there are any topics we should discuss during the show.

If you missed our first interactive episode last week, you can listen to it HERE.

Hope to see you all on chat tomorrow and to hear from at least some of you during the show.

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CP Represents on Hammer Fisted’s Latest Podcast

The guys over at Hammerfisted.com invited Ben and I to be on their podcast this week, but since B-Gold had a Twilight Fan Expo wedding to attend, I had to go it alone. On the show, which can be listened to here, we discussed a variety of topics including the UG, late night phone calls from Gus Johnson and the real reason why I wasn’t at the Boston fan expo.

I apologize in advance for my homemade apple wine and ADHD-fueled babble. Give it a listen, if only to make fun of my Canadian accent.


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Announcing the Semi-Official Potato Nation ‘Welcome to Boston’ Meet-Up!

Champions Sports Bar Boston
(Photo courtesy of ChampionsBoston.com)

As many of you know, CagePotato.com will be in Boston this week for UFC 118 and the UFC Fan Expo. To commemorate the occasion, CP’s dedicated superfan-lackeys Viva Hate and ReX13 have organized a Potato Nation meetup on Thursday night for folks who live in Beantown or will be visiting for the fights. (Seriously, they made a Facebook page and everything.) Here are the details…

When: Thursday night, from "8:30 or so" onward
Where: Champions, a very classy-looking sports bar located on the second level of the Boston Marriott Copley Place (110 Huntington Ave.), with an astounding beer selection and more TV screens than a drunk person could possibly count.
What: Drinking; lots of drinking. The opportunity to hang out with your Internet friends. Trying to convince the waitress to put one of the TVs on Fox Sports Net so we can watch Bellator.

If that’s not enough to get you out to Champions, we have one more thing to share…

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