Floyd Mayweather tops Georges St. Pierre for ESPY award

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SmileR
7/18/08 8:12:06AM
Georges St. Pierre, the only mixed-martial-arts fighter nominated for a 2008 "best fighter" ESPY, fell short in voting for the award.

St. Pierre, the UFC's current welterweight champion, lost out to boxer Floyd Mayweather, who posted memorable victories over Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton in 2007.

This year's ESPY award winners were revealed on Thursday during a ceremony in Los Angeles.

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously reported, the other nominees for the category, which became official in 2007, were Kelly Pavlik, Joe Calzaghe and Holly Holm -- all boxers.

Other than St. Pierre, no MMA fighter, event, bout or moment was nominated for an ESPY this year.

The ESPY awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards), a sports-achievement-recognition program created by ESPN, began in 1993. The awards have been determined exclusively via an online fan vote since 2005.

The 16th annual ESPYs broadcast airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN HD.


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DCRage
7/18/08 8:26:09AM
Appreciate the spoiler. (This really should go in the Spoilers Forum as it hasn't aired on TV yet).
Twenty20Dollars
7/18/08 11:40:04AM
Booo! I voted for GSP.
CantAndleDaRiddum
7/18/08 12:28:52PM


damn u SmileR for spoiling all the fun

but seriously, i dindt even know people actually watched the espys
Ordep
7/18/08 1:15:08PM
obvious, Mayweather have belt defenses while GSP doesn't
telnights
7/18/08 1:35:47PM
How can you win the best fighter of 2008 when you haven't fought in 2008. Seams a little crazy if you ask me.
DCRage
7/18/08 2:00:30PM
I think it's based on the past year as a whole, not just 2008. So for this award we could go back as far as summer '07.
backalley101
7/18/08 6:16:51PM

Posted by telnights

How can you win the best fighter of 2008 when you haven't fought in 2008. Seams a little crazy if you ask me.

murphy_16
7/26/08 12:32:40AM
GSP lost cuz not as many ppl kno him while everyone know mayweather
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