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    The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:09 pm





    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR - Jon Jones

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR - Bisping

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR - Shogun vs Hendo

    EVENT OF THE YEAR - UFC 139

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR - Anderson Silva against Vitor

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR - Korean Zombie's twister

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - Jon Jones vs Shogun

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY - Kongo vs Barry

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR - Rory McDonald

    UPSET OF THE YEAR - Ortiz vs Bader

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR - Josh Rosenthal

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR - Reem vs Werdum

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR - Tito subbing Bader

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT - Hendo Koing Fedor

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR - ZUFFA buying Strikeforce

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR - Helwani's Cheal interview







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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:16 pm

    Good topic!

    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR – Jon JONES

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR - BISPING

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR – Hendo vs Shogun

    EVENT OF THE YEAR – UFC 139

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR – MACHIDA vs Couture

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR – Frank MIR vs Big Nog

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – Nate DIAZ vs Gomi

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY – KONGO vs Barry

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR – Rory MACDONALD

    UPSET OF THE YEAR – Tito ORTIZ vs Bader

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR – Herb DEAN

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR – Overeem vs Werdum

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR – Tito ORTIZ vs Bader

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT – Has to be Hendo vs Shogun

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR - Frankie Edgar's comebacks

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR – Anyone of Sonnen’s


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    Post  The_Axe_Emperor on Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:50 pm

    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR – Jones

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR - Jim Wallhead

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR – Hendo vs Shogun

    EVENT OF THE YEAR – UFC 132

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR – Stout vs Edwards

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR – Mir vs Big Nog

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – Jones vs Shogun

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY – Edgar vs Maynard III

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR – Does Donald Cerrone count?

    UPSET OF THE YEAR - Ortiz vs Bader

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR – Josh Rosenthal

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR – Melendez vs Masvidal

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR – Big Nog KO'ing Schaub

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT – Big Nog KO'ing Schaub

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR - Zuffa purchasing Strikeforce

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR – Sonnen vs that Landsberg guy
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:22 pm

    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR - Jon "Bones" Jones

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR - Bisping

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR - Shogun vs Hendo

    EVENT OF THE YEAR - UFC 139

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR - Anderson Silva on Vitor at UFC 126

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR - The Korean Zombies Twister

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - Jon Jones beatdown of Shogun

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY - Kongo vs Barry

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR - Chris Weidman

    UPSET OF THE YEAR - Tito subbing Bader

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR - Herb Dean

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR - Rob Broughton vs Phil de Fries

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR - ZUFFA buying Strikeforce

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT - Chris lytle wins his retirment fight against Hardy and scoops up nearly all the bonus's aswell

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR - The Fox deal

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR - Ariel Helwani's interview with Chael







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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Sheldan on Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:16 pm

    I'll answer after UFC 141, you never know what could happen!
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    Post  superman_punch on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:30 am

    Best Interview has to be Ariel Helwani's black and white Sonnen one,

    “Listen Wanderlei, I will do a home invasion on you. I will cut the power to you house. The next thing you'll hear is me climbing up you stairs in a pair of night vision goggles I bought in the back of a soldier fourtune magazine. I'll pick the lock to the master door *Chh-chh* take a picture of you in bed with the Nogueira brothers, working on your “Jiu-Jitsu.” I'll take said photo and post it to www-dot-dorksfrombrazil-dot-com. Password not required. Username not required. That Wanderlei is how you threaten somebody. Dummy.”

    Best 20 minutes iv seen.

    Most Dominant Performance - just to suggest something different i'l go Ellenberger v Shields. Shields just didn't look there.

    Best Sub = Zombies Twister

    Most memorable = Mir's kimura
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:41 pm


    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR : Hendo

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR : Jim Wallhead

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR : Chandler vs Alvarez

    EVENT OF THE YEAR : UFC 132

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR : Cormeir

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR : Mir's on Nog

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR : Daniel Cormier

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY : Kongo vs Barry

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR : Weidman

    UPSET OF THE YEAR : Tito

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR : Leon Roberts

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR : Mitirone vs Kongo especially considering it was a Co Main Event.

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR : Tito subbing Bader

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT : Nog Ko's Scrub

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR : Zuffa acquiring Strikeforce

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR : Sonnen and Landsberg
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:30 pm

    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Jon Jones

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Jim Wallhead

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Shogun/Hendo

    EVENT OF THE YEAR
    UFC 132

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR
    Silva against Vitor

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
    Korean Zombie's Twister against Garcia

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
    Jones against Shogun

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY
    Kongo against Barry

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR
    Rory MacDonald

    UPSET OF THE YEAR
    Judging by how many got it wrong in their picks. Tito against Bader

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR
    Josh Rosenthal

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Werdum vs Overoid

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR
    Bitchping going undefeated

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
    Henderson KO'ing Fedor

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR
    Zuffa's Strikeforce deal

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR
    Any involving Sonnen
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:07 am

    Wait more people have suggested Jim Wallhead has had a more successful year than Bisping? Rolling Eyes

    We may not like the guy but credit where credit is due...
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:35 am

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - Jimmy Hettes vs Nam Phan? Smile

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    Post  pinsman on Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:03 pm

    Moment of the year - lesnar nearly crying over a body kick by the main man Overeem! Also seeing the british flag next to overeems name on the tale of the tape (1000th post) Very Happy

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    Post  GSPfan11 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:10 pm

    Celebration of the year - Tito's grave digging after the Bader fight
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:29 pm

    p4pnumber_1 wrote:Wait more people have suggested Jim Wallhead has had a more successful year than Bisping? Rolling Eyes

    We may not like the guy but credit where credit is due...

    Not really mate. Wallhead has really come on this year. Wins against Trigg and Villasenor, surely compare well against Bitchping beating a can in Rivera and a very subdued Miller?
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  manschesthair_utd on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:11 pm

    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Aoki (3 yanks, 3 neck cranks)
    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Overeem
    FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Jienotsu/Kikuno
    EVENT OF THE YEAR
    Genkidesuka?
    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR
    Sadulev/Tokoro
    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
    Fernandes/Otsuka
    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
    Fedor/Monson
    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR
    Korean Zombie.(.i guess i cant count crusher even though he is only 2-0 at fw.)
    UPSET OF THE YEAR

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Werdum/Overeem
    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR
    Henderson/Fedor
    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:18 pm

    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:
    p4pnumber_1 wrote:Wait more people have suggested Jim Wallhead has had a more successful year than Bisping? Rolling Eyes

    We may not like the guy but credit where credit is due...

    Not really mate. Wallhead has really come on this year. Wins against Trigg and Villasenor, surely compare well against Bitchping beating a can in Rivera and a very subdued Miller?

    Granted Wallhead has come on this year (even though he did lose), however I can't see how it can be argued that a split decision win over a 40 year old Frank Trigg and an average win over an average opponent in Villasenor can be called more successful that what Bisping has achieved.

    Yes I agree Rivera and Miller aren't particularly amazing wins, but theyre far better fighters than Trigg and Villasenor. The way I look at it is, if your looking at Bispings year versus Wallhead's year in terms of success then Bisping is no doubt the winner, considering he has left himself as a top contender in the UFC.
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:37 pm

    p4pnumber_1 wrote:
    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:
    p4pnumber_1 wrote:Wait more people have suggested Jim Wallhead has had a more successful year than Bisping? Rolling Eyes

    We may not like the guy but credit where credit is due...

    Not really mate. Wallhead has really come on this year. Wins against Trigg and Villasenor, surely compare well against Bitchping beating a can in Rivera and a very subdued Miller?

    Granted Wallhead has come on this year (even though he did lose), however I can't see how it can be argued that a split decision win over a 40 year old Frank Trigg and an average win over an average opponent in Villasenor can be called more successful that what Bisping has achieved.

    Yes I agree Rivera and Miller aren't particularly amazing wins, but theyre far better fighters than Trigg and Villasenor. The way I look at it is, if your looking at Bispings year versus Wallhead's year in terms of success then Bisping is no doubt the winner, considering he has left himself as a top contender in the UFC.

    Yes, Miller and Rivera are better fighters, and Bitchping is a better fighter than Wallhead, but IMO, Wallhead had a better 2011. Beating Trigg at MW, and then KO'ing Villasenor (who hadn't been KOd since the Ninja Rua fight in 2007) were better achievements in the grand scheme of things. Bitchpings antics after beating Rivera left a sour taste as well.
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Sheldan on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:56 pm

    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:Yes, Miller and Rivera are better fighters, and Bitchping is a better fighter than Wallhead, but IMO, Wallhead had a better 2011. Beating Trigg at MW, and then KO'ing Villasenor (who hadn't been KOd since the Ninja Rua fight in 2007) were better achievements in the grand scheme of things. Bitchpings antics after beating Rivera left a sour taste as well.

    Mayhem hadn't been knocked out my anybody since 2006, so on that logic, why is Bisping's year not better? His antics after beating Rivera should have no bearing on whether or not he had the most succesful year, which he clearly did.
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Sheldan on Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:04 am

    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Jon Jones

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Michael Bisping

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Shogun VS Henderson

    EVENT OF THE YEAR
    UFC 129

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR
    Machida VS Couture

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
    Korean Zombie VS Leonard Garcia 2

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
    Jon Jones VS Shogun

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY
    Kongo VS Barry

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR
    Jake Ellenberger

    UPSET OF THE YEAR
    Ortiz VS Bader

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR
    Josh Rosenthal

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Overeem VS Werdum

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR
    Nate Marquardt's UFC release

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
    Frankie Edgar's comeback at UFC 136

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR
    Zuffa purchasing Strikeforce

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR
    Sonnen's 20 minute interview with Helwani
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:33 am

    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:
    p4pnumber_1 wrote:
    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:
    p4pnumber_1 wrote:Wait more people have suggested Jim Wallhead has had a more successful year than Bisping? Rolling Eyes

    We may not like the guy but credit where credit is due...

    Not really mate. Wallhead has really come on this year. Wins against Trigg and Villasenor, surely compare well against Bitchping beating a can in Rivera and a very subdued Miller?

    Granted Wallhead has come on this year (even though he did lose), however I can't see how it can be argued that a split decision win over a 40 year old Frank Trigg and an average win over an average opponent in Villasenor can be called more successful that what Bisping has achieved.

    Yes I agree Rivera and Miller aren't particularly amazing wins, but theyre far better fighters than Trigg and Villasenor. The way I look at it is, if your looking at Bispings year versus Wallhead's year in terms of success then Bisping is no doubt the winner, considering he has left himself as a top contender in the UFC.

    Yes, Miller and Rivera are better fighters, and Bitchping is a better fighter than Wallhead, but IMO, Wallhead had a better 2011. Beating Trigg at MW, and then KO'ing Villasenor (who hadn't been KOd since the Ninja Rua fight in 2007) were better achievements in the grand scheme of things. Bitchpings antics after beating Rivera left a sour taste as well.

    His antics after the Rivera fight have no bearing on the success of his year?

    Look at it this way:

    In 2011, Bisping went 2-0 (2 kos) - He's left himself as a top contender in the UFC.

    In 2011, Jim Wallhead went 2-1 (1ko, 1 split decision) - He's had a decent year, but let's be realistic, he's fighting in Bamma....

    The likes of Che Mills and some of them boys fighting at UFC 138 have has a more successful year than Wallhead. Whether you like him or not, Bisping is BY FAR the most successful british fighter.
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:43 am

    FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Dan Henderson

    UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    The Reem - born in the UK, that'll do me

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Henderson vs Shogun

    EVENT OF THE YEAR
    I enjoyed UFC 132 but I'll give it to all Strikeforce events. All of them. Each and every one of them.

    KNOCK OUT OF THE YEAR
    Machida crane kicking Couture into retirement

    SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
    Korean Zombie with the Twister

    MOST DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
    Sonnen over Stann

    BEST COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY
    I suppose Kongo

    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR
    I class a prospect as someone with single digit fights who's been competing for less than 3 years, so Daniel Cormier.

    UPSET OF THE YEAR
    Hendricks vs Fitch

    REFEREE OF THE YEAR
    Josh Rosenthal

    WORST FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    GSP vs Shields

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE YEAR
    Roy Nelson losing weight

    MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
    Payne's alcohol fueled rant about prediction league cheating. Or Hendo vs Fedor. Whichever.

    MMA STORY OF THE YEAR
    Zuffa purchasing Strikeforce

    BEST INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR
    Sonnen's home invasion/nogueira brothers with the bus interview with Helwani
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:47 am

    Sheldan wrote:
    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:Yes, Miller and Rivera are better fighters, and Bitchping is a better fighter than Wallhead, but IMO, Wallhead had a better 2011. Beating Trigg at MW, and then KO'ing Villasenor (who hadn't been KOd since the Ninja Rua fight in 2007) were better achievements in the grand scheme of things. Bitchpings antics after beating Rivera left a sour taste as well.

    Mayhem hadn't been knocked out my anybody since 2006, so on that logic, why is Bisping's year not better? His antics after beating Rivera should have no bearing on whether or not he had the most succesful year, which he clearly did.

    He still hasn't been knocked out. He got tired and stopped fighting. As soon as the ref stopped it he stood up and walked away. Cardio beat Miller.
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Sheldan on Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:04 am

    Anfields5thKing wrote:
    PROSPECT OF THE YEAR

    I class a prospect as someone with single digit fights who's been competing for less than 3 years, so Daniel Cormier.

    That logic actually makes sense, my pick of Ellenberger is more a breakthrough star of the year, Cormier would actually be my prospect of the year too.
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:41 am

    p4pnumber_1 wrote:
    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:
    p4pnumber_1 wrote:
    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:
    p4pnumber_1 wrote:Wait more people have suggested Jim Wallhead has had a more successful year than Bisping? Rolling Eyes

    We may not like the guy but credit where credit is due...

    Not really mate. Wallhead has really come on this year. Wins against Trigg and Villasenor, surely compare well against Bitchping beating a can in Rivera and a very subdued Miller?

    Granted Wallhead has come on this year (even though he did lose), however I can't see how it can be argued that a split decision win over a 40 year old Frank Trigg and an average win over an average opponent in Villasenor can be called more successful that what Bisping has achieved.

    Yes I agree Rivera and Miller aren't particularly amazing wins, but theyre far better fighters than Trigg and Villasenor. The way I look at it is, if your looking at Bispings year versus Wallhead's year in terms of success then Bisping is no doubt the winner, considering he has left himself as a top contender in the UFC.

    Yes, Miller and Rivera are better fighters, and Bitchping is a better fighter than Wallhead, but IMO, Wallhead had a better 2011. Beating Trigg at MW, and then KO'ing Villasenor (who hadn't been KOd since the Ninja Rua fight in 2007) were better achievements in the grand scheme of things. Bitchpings antics after beating Rivera left a sour taste as well.

    His antics after the Rivera fight have no bearing on the success of his year?

    Look at it this way:

    In 2011, Bisping went 2-0 (2 kos) - He's left himself as a top contender in the UFC.

    In 2011, Jim Wallhead went 2-1 (1ko, 1 split decision) - He's had a decent year, but let's be realistic, he's fighting in Bamma....

    The likes of Che Mills and some of them boys fighting at UFC 138 have has a more successful year than Wallhead. Whether you like him or not, Bisping is BY FAR the most successful british fighter.

    We are voting on UK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR, who gave you the right to dictate whether Bitchping spitting at the corner of a fellow MMA fighter has any relevance?

    To claim that Bitchping is by far the most successful British fighter is debatable at best, far better than Hardy? Etim? Daley? We've had the argument about Bitchpings 'achievements' a bunch of times, so I don't really want to go through them again here. If I was voting for the most successul British fighter of 2011, I would probably have gone for Daley, but I've gone for Wallhead in recognition of a good year for a fighter that hasn't received a lot of recognition. I would rather use Brock Lesnar's jock strap as a tea strainer than give Bitchping a vote for anything.

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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:39 pm

    "I would rather use Brock Lesnar's jock strap as a tea strainer than give Bitchping a vote for anything."

    Best comment of the year right there.

    Of course Bitchping's antics count when considering fighter of the year. Nick Diaz has had a great year, he won't get consideration for fighter of the year because of his antics and behaviour. He could beat Condit, GSP and someone else next year and still not get consideration, not because of his fighting, but because of his antics.

    Why should it be any different for Bitchping? Because the UK doesn't have any great fighters so he wins by default? I think not.
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    Re: The Armbar Members choice,Best of 2011

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:52 pm

    I suppose we will have to agree to disagree. It's clear your hatred for Bisping is affecting your judgement on his achievements. I wouldn't call myself a fan of his, but I will give Credit where it is due. I'll never understand how people can argue that Wallhead or Daley have had a more successful year than Bisping, but there we have it anyway.

    As for the antics thing, can you explain how someone's antics affects how successful their year's been in terms of fighting? The reason why Diaz wasn't given fighter of the year is because their is people deserve it more than him, not because of his antics.

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