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World MMA Awards 2011

PostPosted by #Foxxc# » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:49 am

CHARLES "MASK" LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Dominick Cruz
Nick Diaz
Dan Henderson
Jon Jones
Anderson Silva

Can't look past Jon Jones, from mid carder to seemingly unstoppable champion is a pretty big year for anybody but would have to give the Domin8r a honorable mention.

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Donald Cerrone
Daniel Cormier
Phil Davis
Demetrious Johnson
Brian Stann

Mr. Wonderful really broke through as a potential future title challenger this year. For the record, I don't consider Cowboy eligable here since he was already a champ in WEC.

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick at UFC 129
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber at UFC 132
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard at UFC 125
Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley"
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann at UFC Live 3

Edgar-Maynard is the best trilogy in MMA history in my books, 125 was magical.

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR

Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night 24
Pable Garza vs. Yves Jabouin at UFC 129
Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete at Bellator 38
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov at M-1 Challenge 25
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader at UFC 132

Close second goes to Vinny but I had to give it to Korean Zombie -- I had seen the twister in Abu Dhabi competition before but never in an MMA fight.

RING ENTRANCE OF THE YEAR

Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133
Vitor Belfort at UFC 133
Dave Herman at UFC 131
Mark Hominick at UFC 129
Jason "Mayhem" Miller at DREAM.16

None of them were special except Mayhem.

REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Herb Dean
"Big" John McCarthy
Dan Miragliotta
Josh Rosenthal
Mario Yamasaki

Herb has been on fire this year, I usually favor Big John but he has slipped a few times this year so Herb gets the nod.

RING GIRL OF THE YEAR

Arianny Celeste
Kelli Hutcherson
Brittney Palmer
Chandella Powell
Mercedes Terrell
None of the above

MMA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Bruce Buffer
Jacob "Stitch" Duran
Joe Rogan
Bas Rutten
Burt Watson

I love Burt, the nicest man on the planet and someone who never gets any recognition.

BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING

Bad Boy
Hayabusa
Jaco
Sprawl
Venum

Jaco are pretty reliable.

MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR

"Inside MMA" on HDNet
MMAFighting.com
"MMA Live" on ESPN
MMAjunkie.com
Sherdog.com

Sherdog gets the nod, their writing has been way up on Junkie this year and the Fight Finder makes my life so much easier.

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Marloes Coenen
Zoila Gurgel
Sarah Kaufman
Ronda Rousey
Miesha Tate

Hard to judge since theres a lack of womens MMA fights, I gave it to Tate just because of her great performance against Coenen.

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Michael Bisping
Alexander Gustafsson
Joachim Hansen
Alistair Overeem
Dennis Siver

Hellboy wins because hes awesome.

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR

Patricky "Pitbull" Freire vs. Toby Imada at Bellator 39
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at UFC Live 5
John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson at UFC 129
Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture at UFC 129
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

Front kick was badass, Silva gets points cause he did it first.

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche at "Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson"
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at UFC Live 5
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career)
Tito Ortiz (career)
Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto at Bellator 27

Have to give it to Tito, from "he should retire" to people like Rich0 picking him to beat Rashad Evans.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Rafael Cordeiro
Eric Del Fierro
Cesar Gracie
Greg Jackson
Shawn Tompkins

Usually I would vote for Greg but with his passing I had to vote for Shawn.

GYM OF THE YEAR

Alliance MMA
Black House
Jackson's MMA
Roufusport
Xtreme Couture

No AKA? I guess Jacksons gets it then.

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR

Scott Coker
Lorenzo Fertitta
Marc Ratner
Bjorn Rebney
Dana White

Obvious reasons.

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

BAMMA
Bellator Fighting Championships
DREAM
Strikeforce
UFC

Again, obvious reasons.

BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING

Affliction
Bad Boy
Form Athletics
RVCA
TapouT

I sport my Affliction gear pretty often.


MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

John Morgan
Gareth A. Davies
Josh Gross
Ariel Helwani
Ben Fowlkes

All three deserve it, but Ariel will probably get it.
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