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Old 10-29-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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The finalists have been announced for the 2012 World MMA Awards, and Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey picked up a record four nominations.

Fighters Only, which coordinates the annual awards, today announced the finalists in 21 fan-voted categories.

Rousey is one of five fighters nominated for the prestigious Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year award with Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson and Jon Jones.

In addition to those categories, the 2012 World MMA Awards includes a Lifetime Achievement Award (which is voted upon by a panel of industry experts). Also new this year, a Fans' Highlight Reel Moment of the Year Award will be voted upon by fans to recognize the best MMA moment inside or outside the cage.

Voting is underway at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. It recognized achievements from Sept. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.
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Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year
•Daniel Cormier
•Nate Diaz
•Benson Henderson
•Jon Jones
•Ronda Rousey

Female Fighter of the Year
•Jessica Aguilar
•Sarah Kaufman
•Sara McMann
•Ronda Rousey
•Miesha Tate

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
•Renan Barao
•Michael Chandler
•Luke Rockhold
•Ronda Rousey
•Chris Weidman

International Fighter of the Year
•Michael Bisping
•Alexander Gustafsson
•Chan Sung Jung
•Martin Kampmann
•Stefan Struve

Fight of the Year
•Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (UFC 139)
•Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator 5
•Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez (UFC on FUEL TV 1)
•Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung (UFC on FUEL TV 3)
•Jamie Varner vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC on FOX 4)

Knockout of the Year
•Adam Khaliev vs. Alexei Belyaev (League S-70)
•Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142)
•Stephen Thompson vs. Dan Stittgen (UFC 143)
•Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC 144)
•Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (Bellator 61)

Submission of the Year
•Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)
•Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely (UFC on FOX 2)
•Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio (UFC 142)
•Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey)
•Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (UFC on FUEL TV 3)

Comeback of the Year
•Alan Belcher (career)
•Mike Swick (career)
•Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)
•Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami (UFC 144)
•J.P. Joubert vs. Norman Wessels (EFC Africa 15)

Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year
•Rafael Cordeiro
•Cesar Gracie
•Greg Jackson
•Javier Mendez
•Andre Pederneiras

Gym of the Year
•American Kickboxing Academy
•Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
•Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA
•Kings MMA
•Nova Uniao

Referee of the Year
•Herb Dean
•Marc Goddard
•John McCarthy
•Josh Rosenthal
•Mario Yamasaki

Ring Card Girl of the Year
•Jade Bryce
•Arianny Celeste
•Kelli Hutcherson
•Brittney Palmer
•Mercedes Terrell

Leading Man of the Year
•Victor Cui
•Lorenzo Fertitta
•Shannon Knapp
•Bjorn Rebney
•Dana White

Personality of the Year
•Jon Anik
•Bruce Buffer
•Mauro Ranallo
•Joe Rogan
•Bas Rutten

Best Promotion
•Bellator
•Invicta FC
•ONE FC
•Strikeforce
•UFC

Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand
•Bad Boy
•Dethrone
•Headrush
•Punishment
•TapouT

Best Technical Clothing Brand
•Bad Boy
•Clinch Gear
•Hayabusa
•Jaco
•Venum

Best Technical Equipment
•Everlast
•Fairtex
•Hayabusa
•Pretorian
•Venum

MMA Media Source of the Year
•ESPN
•"Inside MMA" on AXS TV
•MMAFighting.com
•MMAjunkie.com
•Sherdog.com

MMA Journalist of the Year
•Karyn Bryant, MMA HEAT/FUEL TV
•Ben Fowlkes, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY
•Gareth A. Davies, The Telegraph
•Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV
•John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year
•Jon Jones (Wouldn't be surprised if Ronda won, but she shouldn't.)

Female Fighter of the Year
•Ronda Rousey

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
•Renan Barao (Cormier should get this one, but he isn't nominated. Ronda will probably win.)

International Fighter of the Year
•Chan Sung Jung (Or Gus...or Kampmann...this is a dumb category. There should just be one Fighter of the Year category.)

Fight of the Year
•Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (Or Alvarez/Chandler, either way)

Knockout of the Year
•Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

Submission of the Year
•Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)

Comeback of the Year
•Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)

Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year
•Greg Jackson (Or Andre Pederneiras)

Gym of the Year
•Nova Uniao

Referee of the Year
•Herb Dean (Any of them except for Yamasaki. I don't really care.)

Ring Card Girl of the Year
•Brittney Palmer (Again, don't really care, but sure.)

Leading Man of the Year
•Victor Cui (Dana will win this forever, but **** it.)

Personality of the Year
•Bas Rutten (Bas wins by being Bas.)

Best Promotion
•ONE FC (Consistently exciting, and on the rise, so why not. UFC will win, though.)

Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand
•Don't care at all

Best Technical Clothing Brand
•Don't care at all

Best Technical Equipment
•Don't care at all

MMA Media Source of the Year
•MMAjunkie.com

MMA Journalist of the Year
•Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Why is the "comeback of the year" category shared between a man's career and individual fights? That's completely ridiculous, they are two totally different and separate things.

Aside from that, too many nominees whose efforts I haven't seen for me to judge my own winners.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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Why is the "comeback of the year" category shared between a man's career and individual fights? That's completely ridiculous, they are two totally different and separate things.
Yeah, it's dumb as hell.

Whole thing is dumb, though, so whatever.
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Knockout of the Year

•Adam Khaliev vs. Alexei Belyaev (League S-70)
•Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142)
•Stephen Thompson vs. Dan Stittgen (UFC 143)
•Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC 144)
•Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (Bellator 61)

Will create a poll for posters to vote on the best Knockout of the Year.

Haven't attempted a poll before. So if I totally botch it, or it never actually appears, you'll know exactly why
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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Are some of those categories really necessary
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
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Are some of those categories really necessary
You mean like: Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Tim Boetch has my vote for the comeback though... !!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:43 AM   #9
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I hope they give Cormier fighter of the year for winning the SF tourney. He would have been a lock if that last SF show hadn't been cancelled.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:22 PM   #10
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Tempted to run a poll on >>>

Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand
•Bad Boy
•Dethrone
•Headrush
•Punishment
•TapouT

Joking! But might run one on Ring Card Girl of the Year
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:35 PM   #11
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Tempted to run a poll on >>>

Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand
•Bad Boy
•Dethrone
•Headrush
•Punishment
•TapouT

Joking! But might run one on Ring Card Girl of the Year
I would be interested in this pole if "whatever Aoki is wearing" was one of the categories, alas, these awards are UFC biased as ****
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I would be interested in this pole if "whatever Aoki is wearing" was one of the categories, alas, these awards are UFC biased as ****
Rainbow spandex pants?
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seems like a boring topic
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seems like a boring topic
What? Rainbow spandex pants?
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Rainbow spandex pants?
What says lifestyle more than that?
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