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GSP, Edgar Come Up Short At 2010 ESPYs

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Well, there's always next year. UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar each fell short in their bids to win a 2010 ESPY Award at ESPN's annual awards ceremony. St-Pierre was nominated in the "Best Fighter" category, while Edgar's UFC 112 win over former champion B.J. Penn was up for an award as the year's "Best Upset." The results of the awards were announced on Wednesday night during a live ESPN broadcast. St-Pierre lost out to boxing great Floyd Mayweather, who is now a three-time winner in the category. Edgar lost to Northern Iowa's NCAA basketball tournament upset of No. 1-seeded Kansas.

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Post #1   7/15/10 6:29:49AM   

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Those awards are voted on by fans, and while I like the democratic nature of the contest, I tend not trust those types of awards. Floyd Mayweather is the most recognizable name on the list, in large part to the amount of press he receives, therefore he will win that award as long as he is nominated for it.

Manny Pacquiao has had a better year than Floyd Mayweather (and so has Georges St. Pierre).

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Posted by lohmann

Those awards are voted on by fans, and while I like the democratic nature of the contest, I tend not trust those types of awards. Floyd Mayweather is the most recognizable name on the list, in large part to the amount of press he receives, therefore he will win that award as long as he is nominated for it.

Manny Pacquiao has had a better year than Floyd Mayweather (and so has Georges St. Pierre).



I agree, I don't necessarily think GSP should have won the award, but if it was going to be a boxer who won it should have been Pacquiao. I personally agree that GSP had a better year than Mayweather, but the wins of Marques and Mosley were decent wins just not top wins for a guy like mayweather.

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Posted by lohmann

Those awards are voted on by fans, and while I like the democratic nature of the contest, I tend not trust those types of awards. Floyd Mayweather is the most recognizable name on the list, in large part to the amount of press he receives, therefore he will win that award as long as he is nominated for it.

Manny Pacquiao has had a better year than Floyd Mayweather (and so has Georges St. Pierre).



Actually Pacquiao won the award last year.

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Posted by lohmann

Those awards are voted on by fans, and while I like the democratic nature of the contest, I tend not trust those types of awards. Floyd Mayweather is the most recognizable name on the list, in large part to the amount of press he receives, therefore he will win that award as long as he is nominated for it.

Manny Pacquiao has had a better year than Floyd Mayweather (and so has Georges St. Pierre).



Actually Pacquiao won the award last year.



Mayweather wasn't nominated last year. He was "retired" in 2008.

Post #5   7/15/10 6:08:13PM