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LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


Going off of what gets used for year-end awards:

Bests

Fighter of the Year

Fight of the Year

Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar, UFC on ABC 1

Weight Division of the Year

Best Major Show

Performance of the Year

Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar, UFC on ABC 1

Round of the Year

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg, round 1, UFC 259

KO of the Year

Cory Sandhagen vs Frankie Edgar, Flying Knee, UFC Fight Night 184

Derrick Lewis vs Curtis Blaydes, Upperct, UFC Fight Night 185

Submission of the Year

Matheus Santos vs Alexander Volodin, Overhead Toe Hold & Calf Slicer (AKA the Stretch Muffler, AKA the BROCK LOCK), Open Fighting Championship 2

Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober, arm triangle, UFC 259

Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson, triangle armbar, UFC 259

Breakout Fighter of the Year

Most Improved Fighter of the Year

Upset of the Year


Anthony Hernandez, BJJ purple belt submitting ADCC champ Rodolfo Vieira by guillotine choke, UFC 258

Comeback of the Year


Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg, UFC 259

Worsts

Worst Fight of the Year

Worst Major Show of the Year

Foul of the Year


Petr Yan throws a blatantly illegal knee to the head of a downed Aljamain Sterling, resulting in a DQ loss and a new bantamweight champion, UFC 259

Worst Refereeing Mistake of the Year

Mark Smith allowing Uros Medic to punch Aalon Cruz for an extra 2 - 3 minutes while Cruz simply crawled on all fours. UFC 259

Mark Smith taking like 5 minutes to figure out that Aljamain Sterling lying on his back not knowing who he was and unable to get up after eating a deliberate foul knee to the face from Petr Yan meant he should call the match to an end. UFC 259.

Worst Judging Incompetence of the Year

Ron Cleary having the fight 29-28 for Sterling after 3 rounds prior to it ending via DQ, UFC 259

Worst Coaching Gameplan of the Year

Petr Yan's corner screaming,"YES! KICK HIM!" when Aljamain Sterling was down and such a move would be illegal and cost him the belt. UFC 259.

Worst Booking Decision of the Year

Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson, UFC 259

Dumbest Career Move

Petr Yan deliberately fouling Aljamain Sterling with a knee to the face and costing himself his Bantamweight Title by a DQ loss in a fight he was absolutely winning. UFC 259.

Megan Anderson fighting Amanda Nunes, UFC 259



Others

Best Trash Talk of the Year

"Oh, I'm a freshman?" - Max Holloway to Calvin Kattar, midfight of the UFC on ABC 1 main event, as he dodges Calvin's punches and lands no-look shots of his own

Tim Elliott confronting Jordin Espinosa about Espinosa possibly being an abuser while Tim punches and bleeds into Espinosa's face. UFC 259

Best Comedic Moment of the Year

Greatest Schadenfreude of the Year


Max screaming,"I'm a freshman!?!" towards the commentators while drilling Kattar, who claimed he was a superior boxer, with no-look precision shots - UFC on ABC 1, January 16 2021

Conor McGregor claiming he was going to beat Dustin Poirier in less than 60 seconds, then proceeding to get beat the gently caress up and losing in round 2 - UFC 257, January 23rd 2021

Best Social Media Presence

LobsterMobster fucked around with this message at 05:41 on Mar 7, 2021

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LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


LobsterMobster posted:

While we wait for the Best & Worst of 2021 thread, I want to note these things from today's event:

Performance of the Year - Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar

Insult/Trash Talk of the Year - Max Holloway saying "oh, I'm a freshman?" (referencing Kattar saing that he's a senior when it comes to boxing and Max is a freshman), in the 5th round while dodging punches

Could make an argument for Joaquin Buckley to be overhyped underperforming for losing by KO to a guy on a three fight losing skid, but ehhh

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Fight of the Year - Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar - UFC on ABC 1, January 16 2021

Greatest Schadenfreude of the Year - Max screaming,"I'm a freshman!?!" towards the commentators while drilling Kattar, who claimed he was a superior boxer, with no-look precision shots - UFC on ABC 1, January 16 2021

Greatest Schadenfreude of the Year - Conor McGregor claiming he was going to beat Dustin Poirier in less than 60 seconds, then proceeding to get beat the gently caress up and losing in round 2 - UFC 257, January 23rd 2021

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


considering nominating bellator under dumbest career move by not getting their poo poo together in time to capitalize on ufc taking a brief break and just shoving some fighters out there in the circlegon

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


KO of the Year: Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen - UFC Fight Night Overeem vs. Volkov 2/6

Just loving crazy poo poo.

Fentry
Mar 7, 2003





KO of the Year: Cory Sandhagen vs Frankie Edgar, Flying Knee, UFC Fight Night 184

https://streamable.com/ulfd8t

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


worst a lot of things: a eminem music video during the overeem/volkov event

Foul Fowl
Sep 12, 2008

Like a snail that melteth away into slime, they shall be taken away; like a dead-born child, they shall not see the sun.

LobsterMobster posted:

worst a lot of things: a eminem music video during the overeem/volkov event

truly one of the most embarrassing things that has ever happened in the ufc

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014

A true renaissance man




Upset of the Year

UFC 258 Anthony Hernandez def. Rodolfo Vieira Submission (guillotine choke)

Note that Hernandez is a random dude who has a purple belt and Vieira was an undefeated MMA fighter and former ADCC champion. This result was a -3000 line!

Screama
Nov 25, 2007
Yes, I am very cereal.

Also nominating Viera for Gas Out of the year, and Julian Marquez for worst post-fight interview

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


KO of the Year: Derrick Lewis vs. Curtis Blaydes - UFC on ESPN+ 43 2/20

Utterly terrifying power on display.

Fentry
Mar 7, 2003





Submission of the Year: Matheus Santos vs Alexander Volodin, Overhead Toe Hold/Calf Slicer, Open Fighting Championship 2 2/20

https://twitter.com/Grabaka_Hitman/status/1363594285363458050

Fentry fucked around with this message at 06:32 on Feb 22, 2021

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Cabana's legal advice?
I'm bourgeoisie.
I... hit the shitty
firemans carry knee.








A loving Stretch Muffler?!

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good






Fallen Rib

edit: nevermind I didn't see the text in the post from fentry calling the sub out

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


Best something - a nazi getting his rear end kicked

https://twitter.com/Grabaka_Hitman/status/1364233763207667716

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


Worst Ref Mistake - Mark Smith letting Medic pummel Cruz for like 3 extra minutes while Cruz simply crawled around on all fours. UFC 259

e: Added R1 of Nzechukwu vs Ulberg as round of the year, and the fight itself as Best Comeback

Probably an early contender for Honorable Mention Fight of the Year due to it just being a crazy rear end brawl

LobsterMobster fucked around with this message at 00:38 on Mar 7, 2021

Fentry
Mar 7, 2003





Best Trash Talk of the Year: Tim Elliot trashing Jordan Espinosa for being a woman beater in the middle of beating the poo poo out of him

https://streamable.com/eftdi5

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014

A true renaissance man




Foul of the Year

UFC 259 Petr Yan throws away his belt for an illegal knee to Aljo

Eat This Glob
Jan 14, 2008

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Who will wipe this blood off us? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent?

Lipstick Apathy

100%. fuckin' nuts

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Worst Refereeing Mistake of the Year - Mark Smith (I think?) taking like 5 minutes to figure out that Aljamain Sterling lying on his back not knowing who he was and unable to get up after eating a deliberate foul knee to the face from Petr Yan meant he should call the match to an end. UFC 259.

Worst Coaching Gameplan of the Year - Petr Yan's corner screaming,"YES! KICK HIM!" when Aljamain Sterling was down and such a move would be illegal and cost him the belt. UFC 259.

Dumbest Career Move - Petr Yan deliberately fouling Aljamain Sterling with a knee to the face and costing himself his Bantamweight Title by a DQ loss in a fight he was absolutely winning. UFC 259.

Fentry
Mar 7, 2003





Submission of the Year: Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson, Triangle Armbar, UFC 259

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Fentry
Mar 7, 2003





Best Major Show: UFC 259, other than Santos vs Rakic everything was either cool or weird

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