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*** MMA Playground End of the Year Awards Ceremony ***

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Posted by fullerene

Funniest Poster- Danny81



Training forum FTW!

Post #16   12/26/07 5:05:15PM   

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Poster of the Year – Cmill21
Best Newcomer to the Forum- Hotrodttt
Funniest Poster- Tuvok
Biggest K-1 influence - Mastadon2
Poster with the coolest Avatar- jiujitsufreak74
Coolest Username- DotheMMAth
Videohound of the Year- grappler0000
News Mogul of the Year - DCRage

Post #17   12/26/07 5:12:19PM   

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Poster of the Year- Svartorm or JimiMak

Thread of the Year- The Fantasy Draft Thread

Best Newcomer to the Forum- Tie between Emfleek and Jiujitsufreak74

Funniest Poster - Hippysmacker

Biggest K-1 influence - not sure, I already watched it...

Poster with the Coolest Avatar- hotrodttt

Poster with the coolest username- pv3Hpv3p

Video Hound of the Year- CornishMMA

News Mogul of the Year- DC Rage


Lots other good posters, sorry I had to pick.

Post #18   12/26/07 5:48:07PM   

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wow good call everyone

i liked the mma motivational posters, the mma quotes, and the mma photoshops. i joined in the summer and this is my favorite site to go on for mma.

props to everyone on this site for being more mature and civilized than people on sherdog.

war mmaplayground!

Post #19   12/26/07 6:25:58PM   

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Poster of the Year - Hippysmacker
Best Newcomer to the Forum- Bemin
Funniest Poster- Rush
Biggest K-1 influence - Cmill
Poster with the coolest Avatar- hmmm...not sure on this one
Coolest Username- DotheMMAth
Videohound of the Year- Hotrodttt
News Mogul of the Year - DCRage


It's been a great year (even though I've only been here 9 months!)

Post #20   12/26/07 6:51:41PM   

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Poster of the Year- Roadking59th

Thread of the Year- Favorite beer thread

Best Newcomer to the Forum- Djbb

Funniest Poster - Manfred

Biggest K-1 influence - Mastodon

Poster with the Coolest Avatar- 40ouncesoffreedom

Poster with the coolest username- hippysmacker

Video Hound of the Year- Don't watch videos on here. ******* dial-up.

News Mogul of the Year- Atzberger or whatever his name is.

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DREAM 1 - 2nd in Pts
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Secondary League Season 3 - 12th in Pts
Secondary League Season 7 - 16th in Wagers
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Secondary League Season 6 - 30th in Pts
Secondary League Season 1 - 31st in Pts
Primary League Season 6 - 39th in Wagers
Secondary League Season 7 - 41st in Pts

Post #21   12/26/07 10:22:28PM   

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You're all jerks!

Post #22   12/26/07 10:27:45PM   

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Posted by richieb19

You're all jerks!



AHH just became my fav poster of the year!

Thread of the Year- Im drunk Thread

Best Newcomer to the Forum- We are all Newcomers this Year!

Funniest Poster - Manfred pretty close 2nd for poster of the year too.

Biggest K-1 influence - Mastodon, can there really be any other?

Poster with the Coolest Avatar- cowcatcher, even rhough its gone we all remember the Mr T doing the Robot.

Poster with the coolest username- pv3Hpv3p Read it upside down and it will trip you out

Video Hound of the Year- ummmmmmmmmmmm duno its hard to tell who uploaded the most videos
News Mogul of the Year- Zephead for ever and always the orginal News Mogul

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Post #23   12/26/07 11:43:01PM   

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Poster of the Year- Hippysmacker

Best Newcomer to the Forum- Tuvok

Funniest Poster - Damn, can't make up my mind on this one, too many great posters.

Biggest K-1 influence - Mastadon2

Poster with the Coolest Avatar- hotrodttt, very sexah!

Poster with the coolest username- DotheMMAth

Video Hound of the Year- CornishMMA

News Mogul of the Year- Madmarck

And thanks to all the regulars on this site, you all rock!

Post #24   12/27/07 12:05:35AM   

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There should be a best Shamrock fan option!

Post #25   12/27/07 12:16:39AM   

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No props for the man who made this Award Ceremony happen

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Post #26   12/27/07 12:33:35AM   

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Posted by hotrodttt

No props for the man who made this Award Ceremony happen



I gotta spread the love

Keep up the quality posting and you shall be propped again at some point

Post #27   12/27/07 2:43:18AM   

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It's cool it happens all of the time , I hope to have as good of a time as I did with all of you guys on the Forum.

Here's your late Christmas present Mastadon

Jerome Le Banner - The greatest K-1 fighter to ever grace the ring !

Jérôme Le Banner was born December 24th 1972 into a modest family in Le Havre, France. His father was a truck driver and incidentally a semi professional boxer, his mother a warehousewoman. Young Jérôme started practicing martial arts with Judo at age 6. He showed great potential but a disagreement between his father and some judges during a competition put an early end to Jérôme's career in this sport.

Jérôme was 14 when he discovered a movie and an actor that would have a considerable influence on his life; it was indeed after watching Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury that LeBanner enrolled in karate classes, as he wanted to follow the footsteps of the man who became his role model. Young LeBanner devoured books and magazines dedicated to the Little Dragon, even putting his power hand in the lead as teached in Jet Kun Do, Bruce Lee's own fighting style. Even today Jérôme has kept his characteristic southpaw stance while he's naturally right handed.

His other influence was of course his father. Nicknamed the Normandy Bull, he was a feared fighter inside and outside the ring. Jérôme dreamt of following his father's example as all sons do, he wanted to box, but his mother was firmly opposed to it as she saw her husband's face when he came back from his fights and wanted to protect her son. Jérôme would have to wait and reach majority before he could enrol in a full contact club.

Thus LeBanner was 18 when his fighting career really started, under René Pollet's orders. And soon people started hearing about him. He became the french full contact heavyweight champion, won the ISKA european championship against Stéphane Réveillon before accomplishing the greatest feat of his young career when he beat Mike Bernardo in Cape Town for the intercontinental title at a time when the South African was feared by everybody. We're in 1995, LeBanner had a 22-0 record with 19 wins coming by the way of knock out, and his career would soon take a decisive turn.

In May of the same year LeBanner was invited to participate in K-1, a great Japanese tournament for heavyweights whose purpose's to determine who's the best fighter in the world. After training with Rober Rite, a muay thai specialist, Jérôme made a devastating debut in the K-1 circuit, koing in the same night the japanese star Masaaki Satake and Mike Bernardo. He lost in the final against Peter Aerts, but it all started here: LeBanner made his first steps in a world he would contribute to bring into mainstream.

10 years later Jérôme LeBanner is widely considered as K-1 and kickoxing's biggest star. He's immensely popular in Japan that has now became his second country. He had a daughter called Victoria, he defeated some of the biggest names in the heavyweight kickboxing world, yet he still has many challenges to take up and many battles to fight. After a serious injury that kept him away from the rings for nearly two years, LeBanner is back, willing to make up for the lost time and finally get the only title lacking in his impressive career: the K-1 champion's belt.

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Post #28   12/27/07 3:07:51AM   

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Lol I saw a funny pic of Lebanner from when he was 18, he was TINY. It was during one of the K-1 battle scrambles but man was it funny to see. Any skinny guys don't worry you could end up like JLB

Post #29   12/27/07 3:29:02AM   

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Poster of the Year- Stikan (The guy is amazing in his picks and any post from him should be taken to close though)

Best Newcomer to the Forum- CantAndleDaRiddum (Tuvok and juijitzufreak were close 2nds but CantAndleDaRiddum is the newest here)

Funniest Poster - Tuvok has made me laugh before at disagreements with other ppl

Poster with the Coolest Avatar- Hodrodtt or 40oncetofreedom

Poster with the coolest username- DotheMMAth

Video Hound of the Year- CornishMMA

News Mogul of the Year- DC RAGE!~

This was a great first year and I'm glad to see the new and old faces around the forums.

I will stick around mmaplayground as long as Don King doesnt monopolize the forums

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