The First Annual MMA Playground MMA Awards

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DCRage
1/8/09 8:52:16AM
Got this idea from something I'm doing on another board and figured it would work well here...our own MMA Awards. Unlike the awards already being done here to recognize forum members, this one is to recognize the year in MMA-not just UFC but other organizations as well.

List of Award Categories:
Fight Of The Year (UFC)

Fight Of The Year (Other Organizations)

Fight Of The Year (Women's Fights-All Organizations)

KO Of The Year (UFC)

KO Of The Year (Other Organizations)

Submission Of The Year (UFC)

Submission Of The Year (Other Organizations)

P4P Fighter Of The Year (UFC)*

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Other Organizations)*

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Women)*

Best Card Of The Year (UFC)

Best Card Of The Year (Other Organizations)

Worst Card Of The Year (UFC)

Worst Card Of The Year (Other Organizations)

Rookie Of The Year (UFC)**

Rookie Of The Year (Other Organizations)**

Breakout Star Of The Year (All Organizations)

Bust/Disappointment Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)

Mulligan Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)***

Post-Fight Celebration Of The Year****

MMA News/Talk Program Of The Year*****

MMA News Site Of The Year******

TV Commentators/PBP Team Of The Year


*-All weight classes as follows:
UFC-Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight
Other Organizations-Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight
Women-Openweight, no limits

Other Organizations is every organization that is NOT UFC that would go in the Other Orgs. forum here. Please consider WEC part of Other Organizations. If you wish to nominate a fight from an episode of The Ultimate Fighter, please consider TUF part of UFC.
For KO & Sub Of The Year, please consider Women's fights as part of Other Organizations.

**-For UFC, a fighter must have made their UFC debut in 2008. For all others, a fighter must have made MMA debut during the 2008 calendar year. For purposes of settling disputes, a fighter's official eligibility will be determined by their record and fight dates using Sherdog's Fight Finder unless a more accurate record is available.

***-A bad move or misstep that ultimately cost or may have cost a fighter a fight. Examples: Urijah Faber's ill-fated no-look elbow against Mike Brown or Akihito Tanaka's pausing to adjust his Kinniku Mantaro mask against Bob Sapp. Cristiane Santos's "premature victory celebration" against Shayna Baszler will be considered eligible.

****-It can be the best, worst, strangest, or funniest. As long as it stands out!

*****-Programs such as ESPN MMA Live, HDNet's Inside MMA, MMA Nation, Sherdog Radio Network Programs.

******-Sites like Weekly, Mania, Junkie, BloodyElbow, etc. No nominating MMA Playground. Sorry!

Finally, for TVCommentary/PBP Team, please DO NOT nominate the following teams as they, by default, will be included in the final ballot due to lack of known depth: Mike Goldberg & Joe Rogan (UFC), Todd Harris & Frank Mir (WEC), Kenny Rice & Bas Rutten (HDNet Fights).



Consideration period for awards is ALL fights and ALL fight cards from JANUARY 1-DECEMBER 31, 2008 ONLY. ALL FIGHTS FROM K-1 Dynamite!! 2008 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. SENGOKU 7 IS NOT ELIGIBLE!

A couple of FAQs:
Who may submit nominees? ALL FORUM MEMBERES IN GOOD STANDING. If you're not banned from the site, you can submit nominees. Obviously those banned from the forums must do so via PM.

How many times may you vote? ONCE AND ONLY ONCE. You may either post nominees in this thread OR PM them to me. Should you post them here, quote this post and use the above format. Should you PM them to me, copy & paste the above format in your PM and please include "MMA Playground MMA Awards Nominations" in the PM title, this makes it much easier for me to keep track of votes and separate them from other PMs. If you vote more than once, I will mark your ballot with a "DQ" and it will not count. YOU MAY NOT VOTE BY BOTH POSTING AND PM! I will DQ the one I get second, going by post/PM timestamps.

How many nominees may you submit for each category? UP TO 5. Please make at least one nomination for each category, I'd like to see at least 3 but that's not a requirement. Also, please note that there will be a "write-in" option for the final vote should you wish to vote for a choice you didn't nominate.

How long is the nominations period? NOW UNTIL JANUARY 17 AT NOON ET. In other words, up until right before UFC 93 begins. After the cutoff I will tally up the votes and the Top 5 nominations in each category advance to the final vote, which will start after UFC 93. The time period for the final vote will be determined after nominations are tallied. It will be at least 1 week and will end prior to UFC 94.

At this point voting is now OPEN! Get your nominations in ASAP!
DCRage
1/8/09 10:21:28AM
Addendum: I forgot this for the P4P Fighter Of The Year and Rookie Of The Year categories:
To be eligible, a fighter must have had at least 1 OFFICIAL FIGHT during 2008. These DO NOT coutn as official fights:
No Contests
TUF fights from during the TV show (Exception: The Live Finale fights, those are considered official. The "exhibition" fights, up to and including semifinals, are not)
Non-MMA fights including, but not limited to, K-1 kickboxing, sambo, submission wrestling/grappling, etc.

For ROY, anyone who fought on the TUF 7 or TUF 8 Live Finale is eligible. Anyone who did not and hasn't had a UFC fight since IS NOT.
wiggum
1/8/09 11:14:58AM

Posted by DCRage



List of Award Categories:
Fight Of The Year (UFC)
tyson griffin vs shaun sherk

Fight Of The Year (Other Organizations)
eddie alvarez vs kawijiri

Fight Of The Year (Women's Fights-All Organizations)
carano vs young (sorry, only female fights i watched were elite xc)

KO Of The Year (UFC)
evans over liddell

KO Of The Year (Other Organizations)
that double ko that shonie carter ref'd

Submission Of The Year (UFC)
hazlett-burkman

Submission Of The Year (Other Organizations)
aoki-nagata

P4P Fighter Of The Year (UFC)*
bj penn, thiago alves

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Other Organizations)*
andrei arlovski - 3 stoppages against decent to upper level competition

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Women)*
gina carano - beat two good female fighters
cyborg close second for same reasons

Best Card Of The Year (UFC)
ufc 84 - quality of matchups

Best Card Of The Year (Other Organizations)
affliction banned

Worst Card Of The Year (UFC)
ufc 83
ufc 88 close second

Worst Card Of The Year (Other Organizations)
too many out there, i didnt like a lot of the sengoku cards, if we are talking the more major orgs.

Rookie Of The Year (UFC)**
brock lesnar

Rookie Of The Year (Other Organizations)**


Breakout Star Of The Year (All Organizations)
mousaii, alveraz, lesnar, evans, hazelett, thiago alves

Bust/Disappointment Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)
kimbo slice (even tho i think most of us saw it coming) tim sylvia

Mulligan Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)***
faber, drew mcfedries every time he trained cuz he never trained for the ground

Post-Fight Celebration Of The Year****
jeremy stephens runnin head first into the fence, rampage after silva ko, love that howl

MMA News/Talk Program Of The Year*****
dont have hdnet, so going with sherdog's beatdown or the the jordan breen show(that guy is pretty smart)

MMA News Site Of The Year******
sherdog

TV Commentators/PBP Team Of The Year

my vote is for one of the "given" ones










Wolfenstein
1/9/09 10:44:03AM
Fight Of The Year (UFC) Jackson vs Griffin

Fight Of The Year (Other Organizations) Joachim Hansen vs Eddie Alvarez

Fight Of The Year (Women's Fights-All Organizations)

KO Of The Year (UFC) Rashad over Chuck Lidell

KO Of The Year (Other Organizations) Melvin Manhoaf over Mark Hunt

Submission Of The Year (UFC) Frank Mir's kneebar over Lesnar

Submission Of The Year (Other Organizations) Shinya Aoki heel hook over Eddie Alvarez

P4P Fighter Of The Year (UFC)*Thiago Alves

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Other Organizations)* Gegard Mousasi

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Women)*

Best Card Of The Year (UFC) UFC 92

Best Card Of The Year (Other Organizations) K1 Dynamite NYE

Worst Card Of The Year (UFC) UFC 87

Worst Card Of The Year (Other Organizations) Yamma Pit Fighting

Rookie Of The Year (UFC)** Brock Lesnar

Rookie Of The Year (Other Organizations)**Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal

Breakout Star Of The Year (All Organizations) Gegard Mousasi

Bust/Disappointment Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations) Takanori Gomi

Mulligan Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)***Chuck Lidell

Post-Fight Celebration Of The Year****

MMA News/Talk Program Of The Year*****MMA Live

MMA News Site Of The Year****** MMA Weekly

TV Commentators/PBP Team Of The Year Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg
Pookie
1/9/09 6:00:07PM

Posted by DCRage

List of Award Categories:
Fight Of The Year (UFC) Lyoto Machida vs. Tito Ortiz

Fight Of The Year (Other Organizations) Eddie Alvarez v. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Fight Of The Year (Women's Fights-All Organizations) Cyborg

KO Of The Year (UFC) Bj Penn over Sean Sherk

KO Of The Year (Other Organizations) Eddie Alvarez over Tatsuya Kawajiri

Submission Of The Year (UFC) Palhares over Salavery

Submission Of The Year (Other Organizations) Aoki over Nagata

P4P Fighter Of The Year (UFC)* Bj Penn

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Other Organizations)* Fedor Emelianenko

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Women)* lol, Oprah

Best Card Of The Year (UFC) UFC 84

Best Card Of The Year (Other Organizations) Dream 5

Worst Card Of The Year (UFC)

Worst Card Of The Year (Other Organizations)

Rookie Of The Year (UFC)** Demian Maia

Rookie Of The Year (Other Organizations)**

Breakout Star Of The Year (All Organizations) Eddie Alvarez

Bust/Disappointment Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations) Gomi

Mulligan Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)***
Mark Hunt Jumping in head first against Manhuef

Post-Fight Celebration Of The Year****Jeremy stephens

MMA News/Talk Program Of The Year***** InsideMMA

MMA News Site Of The Year****** Sherdog

TV Commentators/PBP Team Of The Year


!

haggiswashere
1/9/09 7:43:56PM
Fight Of The Year (UFC)
Quinton Jackson vs Forrest Griffin
Taylor vs Kelly
GSP vs Jon Fitch

Fight Of The Year (Other Organizations)
Miguel Torres vs Yoshira Maeda

KO Of The Year (UFC)
Jeremy Stephens vs Rafael Dos Sanjos
Quinton Jackson vs Wandy
Fabricio Werdum vs Junior dos Santos

KO Of The Year (Other Organizations)
Seth Petruzelli vs Kimbo Slice lol jk
Brown vs Faber

Submission Of The Year (UFC)
Amir Sadollah vs CB Dollaway
Frank Mir vs Brock Lesnar
Dustin Hazellet vs Josh Burkman

Submission Of The Year (Other Organizations)
Miguel Torres vs Chase Beebe
Fedor vs Tim Sylvia

P4P Fighter Of The Year (UFC)*
Frank Mir
Quinton Jackson
George St Pierre

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Other Organizations)*
Miguel Torres
Fedor
Uriah Faber, dispite his loss i think he is still the best

P4P Fighter Of The Year (Women)* My girlfriend

Best Card Of The Year (UFC)
UFC 92
UFC 87
UFC 82

Best Card Of The Year (Other Organizations)

Worst Card Of The Year (UFC)
UFC 84
UFC 89
UFC Irvin vs Silva

Worst Card Of The Year (Other Organizations)

Rookie Of The Year (UFC)**
Brock Lesnar
Cain Velasquez
Amir Sadollah

Breakout Star Of The Year (All Organizations) Thiago Alves
Kenny Florian
Frank Mir

Bust/Disappointment Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)
Chuck Liddell
Randy Couture
Chris Leben, finally seems to be getting his life back on track and uses steroids like an idiot.


Mulligan Of The Year (Fighters ONLY-All Organizations)*** Chuck Liddell going for the uppercut vs Rashad Evans

Post-Fight Celebration Of The Year**** Steve Cantwell
Rampage Jackson
Damien Maia kisses Nate Quarry on the lips lol


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