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    Just something fun to ask...if you have a category you'd like to add, by all means do so.

    Fighter of the Year: For me this one has to be Rampage. Avenges one of his losses with some "black on black crime" to Eastman on the Super Bowl card. Takes the belt from Chuck, and then beats Hendo in a very underrated 5 round decision.

    KO of the Year: Much as it pains me to say, I don't think Gonzaga over Cro Cop can be argued.

    Submission of the Year: Diaz's gogo of Gomi wins here for me, although Forrest choking out Shogun is probably a close second

    Top 3 Fights of the Year: 1. Nick Diaz v. Takanori Gomi: Just awesome, not the cleanest fight in terms of technique wise, and Gomi was dead tired very quickly. But these two went out there, busted each other up standing, and then a very memorable finish

    2. Frank Edgar v. Tyson Griffin: One of the best displays of groundfighting I've seen in an MMA fight since the fights that Diaz, Karo, and Diego had with each other, great transitions through out, and some exciting striking. Like Diaz v. Gomi this had one of those memorable moments with Edgar getting caught in the knee bar and not tapping

    3. Quinton Jackson v. Dan Henderson: I said up top that I thought this was a very underrated fight. It didn't necessarily have an exceptionally memorable moment except for maybe the five different facial expressions that Hendo went through during the staredown, but this was just a high quality fight. Both guys stayed active through out, hit each other with big shots in the stand up, and did good work in the clinch and on the ground.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

    "If Cornell finishes ahead of Iowa with five all americans I'll jump into the Des Moines River after finals." -Herkey#1 8/16/12

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    I would add newcomer of the year, and I'd give that award to Roger Huerta. Of course, if we see something fantastic from the TUF finals or semis, I may have to give the award to something else.

    Fighter of the year: Definitely Rampage.

    Submission: Forrest choking out Shogun - undoubtedly.

    I have to put more thought into fights of the year...

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    It pains me to say this...

    Upset of the year - Serra over GSP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    It pains me to say this...

    Upset of the year - Serra over GSP.
    I'd call that the upset of like, forever.

    blue, I like the category of newcomer of the year, I'd even give it to a lightweight. But that lightweight aint Huerta, its Frankie the Answer, 3 fights this year, and two of them are wins over Tyson Griffin and Spencer Fisher.

    Other ones I thought about for Fight of the Year were Fisher v. Stout II, Huerta v. Garcia, Griffin v. Guida, Forrest v. Shogun, and Henderson v. Wanderlei
    Last edited by JensenS; 12-04-2007 at 11:06 PM.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

    "If Cornell finishes ahead of Iowa with five all americans I'll jump into the Des Moines River after finals." -Herkey#1 8/16/12

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    While I can understand Rampage as Fighter of the Year, I also would like to throw out Anderson Silva. 3-0 on the year with 2TKO's and a Submission. He is head and shoulders above the rest of the Middleweight Division in the UFC.

    A fight of the year nominee...Couture vs. Sylvia. Not the most exciting, but watching Randy's kick/right hand combo to start the fight will give me goosebumps. Awesome moment!!!!

    At the time Houston Alexander knocking out Jardine was a huuuge upset. Since then we've seen that Houston is legit though.

    The Gray Maynard vs Manny fight was "weird moment of the year".
    He let himself down, for what...a woman. I say, go be a world champion let the women come to you......Tito Ortiz

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