Social media has become one of the most useful tools for communication in today‘s technologically advanced society. What used to be a phone call or text message has turned into a “wall post” on Facebook or “tweet” on Twitter.
The two most popular networking sites on the world wide web feature accounts for celebrities, athletes, and even presidents of billion dollar companies.
While most use their accounts for business or leisure, some create entertaining joke accounts that create a buzz on the networking sites.
Playfully labeled @FakeCokerSF and @FakeDanaWhite , the two tweet about random happenings in the MMA world and are not afraid to give their opinions (not that the real Dana White is, at all, afraid to voice his two cents).
Fake Scott Coker went on record to talk about UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
“Sorry guys I don't discuss Lesnar unless making false rumors about talks with him or calling him fat (which I'll regret if we do have talks).”
Fake Dana White, on the other hand, was a bit more direct with his tweets when he sent a message to MMAFighting.com’s video reporter, Ariel Helwani.
"@arielhelwani..Fedor officially fighting Werdum...i don't care if he got KO'd by the 4th best HW in UFC...Fedor is god and would kill brock!”
At one point, the fake UFC president even took some shots at his fraudulent counterpart.
"@FakeCokerSF How to promote MMA? Lesson 1...co-promote with the always reliable M1 global to get mousasi and fedor to fight tomato cans,” and later, "@FakeCokerSF...lesson 2 put a 50 year old retired football star in the ring with a fighter basically making his pro debut.”
Of course, Scott Coker and Dana White have nothing to do with these twitter accounts beyond the fact some people have used their likenesses to poke a little fun at the MMA industry leaders.
No big deal. All in good fun.
You have to appreciate social media for the cynical characters it attracts and allows to put out comical material like this.
More please and feel free to poke fun at me, @NahmMMA !