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Twitter PSA: @CagePotatoMMA Is Our Real Account, @CagePotato is Fake Bullshit [UPDATED]


(Twitter: Serious business.)

When we launched our Twitter account in February 2009, we had to choose the name @CagePotatoMMA, because @CagePotato had already been claimed. (I’m not gonna name names, but I’m pretty sure a disgruntled former co-worker was behind the poaching.) It didn’t really matter, though, because @CagePotato was basically just a holding page that directed people to our real account. No harm done.

Last night, @SethFalvo noticed that @CagePotato has turned into a fake spam account that auto-posts our headlines (as well as stories from FightPromo; very suspicious). This fake account has managed to trick about 5,700 users into following them instead of us, which sucks because those users have subscribed to an inferior product. Sure, they’re getting links to our articles, but they’re missing out on all of our great MMA dick jokes, brain-busting trivia, bonus liveblog observations, and constructive criticism — you know, the good stuff.

Seth suggested that we do this post because the headline will be automatically tweeted to @CagePotato’s followers. (Clever, right?) So if you’re reading this and are following @CagePotato by mistake, please unfollow them, report them for spam, then follow us instead. Thanks for your support.

Update: Step one of the plan was a success — @cagepotato was indeed dumb enough to tweet this headline out to their followers. Screen-cap after the jump, via @JamesSchipper.


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rags- July 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm
I just stopped following your official twitter and started following the fake one 'cause fuck you complaining about someone helping to advertise your website that's why.
Mr_Misanthropy- July 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm
.CA- hhhmmm.......
Deadpanda- July 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm
What is twitter? Is that like fluffing?
El Guapo- July 20, 2012 at 11:24 am
Xeno... FTW!
Clyde- July 20, 2012 at 9:52 am
I can't believe it; I forgot to sign up to twitter and follow the every thought of thousands of people, places and products no matter how inconsequentially mundane, retarded or irrelavent to my interests they may be.

I'm not saying I have more important things to do than everyone else, I'm just saying that not everything that everyone in the world is thinking at every moment, is important. Hashtag fuck twitter.
Viva Hate- July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
Wait one goshdarn second, where has Rex been? Has he begun his porn empire with a fake CP twitter?
Fried Taco- July 20, 2012 at 8:04 am
CP has disgruntled former co-workers? I thought everyone was happy when they finally left!
NomadRip- July 20, 2012 at 7:31 am
It worked: http://twitpic.com/a9pqe8
Anhonestmoose- July 20, 2012 at 6:55 am
My whole life is a lie!
FightZen- July 20, 2012 at 6:51 am
"...but I’m pretty sure a disgruntled former co-worker was behind the poaching." Damn you Fowlkes!
amsterdamheavy- July 20, 2012 at 6:46 am
Begun, the Twitter war has.
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