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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010

    Default 2011 World MMA Awards Results *Spoiler*

    International Fighter of the Year
    Michael Bisping
    Alexander Gustafsson
    Joachim Hansen
    Alistair Overeem
    Dennis Siver
    Winner: Alistair Overeem

    Gym of the Year
    Alliance MMA
    Black House
    Jackson's MMA
    Xtreme Couture
    Winner: Black House

    Referee of the Year
    Herb Dean
    "Big" John McCarthy
    Dan Miragliotta
    Josh Rosenthal
    Mario Yamasaki
    Winner: Herb Dean

    Comeback of the Year
    Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche (Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson)
    Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC Live 5)
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career)
    Tito Ortiz (career)
    Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto (Bellator 27)
    Winner: Cheick Kongo

    Best Technical Equipment
    Bad Boy
    Winner: Everlast

    Journalist of the Year
    John Morgan
    Gareth A. Davies
    Josh Gross
    Ariel Helwani
    Ben Fowlkes
    Winner: Ariel Helwani

    Coach of the Year
    Rafael Cordeiro
    Eric Del Fierro
    Cesar Gracie
    Greg Jackson
    Shawn Tompkins
    Winner: Greg Jackson

    Best Lifestyle Clothing
    Bad Boy
    Form Athletics
    Winner: TapouT
    Promotion of the Year
    Bellator Fighting Championships

    Media Source of the Year
    "Inside MMA" on HDNet
    "MMA Live" on ESPN
    Winner: MMAJunkie.com

    Best Technical Clothing
    Bad Boy
    Winner: Bad Boy

    Personality of the Year
    Bruce Buffer
    Jacob "Stitch" Duran
    Joe Rogan
    Bas Rutten
    Burt Watson
    Winner: Joe Rogan

    Female Fighter of the Year
    Marloes Coenen
    Zoila Gurgel
    Sarah Kaufman
    Ronda Rousey
    Miesha Tate
    Winner: Miesha Tate
    Entrance of the Year
    Yoshihiro Akiyama (UFC 133)
    Vitor Belfort (UFC 133)
    Dave Herman (UFC 131)
    Mark Hominick (UFC 129)
    Jason "Mayhem" Miller (DREAM.16)
    Winner: Jason "Mayhem" Miller
    Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
    Donald Cerrone
    Daniel Cormier
    Phil Davis
    Demetrious Johnson
    Brian Stann
    Winner: Donald Cerrone

    Submission of the Year
    Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia (UFC Fight Night 24)
    Pable Garza vs. Yves Jabouin (UFC 129)
    Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete (Bellator 38)
    Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov (M-1 Challenge 25)
    Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader (UFC 132)
    Winner: Chan Sung Jung
    Ring Girl of the Year
    Arianny Celeste
    Kelli Hutcherson
    Brittney Palmer
    Chandella Powell
    Mercedes Terrell
    Winner: Arianny Celeste

    Leading Man of the Year
    Scott Coker
    Lorenzo Fertitta
    Marc Ratner
    Bjorn Rebney
    Dana White
    Winner: Dana White

    KO of the Year
    Patricky "Pitbull" Freire vs. Toby Imada (Bellator 39)
    Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC Live 5)
    John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson (UFC 129)
    Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture (UFC 129)
    Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (UFC 126)
    Winner: Anderson Silva

    Fight of the Year
    Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick (UFC 129)
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (UFC 132)
    Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (UFC 125)
    Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley (Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley)
    Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann (UFC Live 3)
    Winner: Edgar vs. Maynard

    Fighter of the Year
    Dominick Cruz
    Nick Diaz
    Dan Henderson
    Jon Jones
    Anderson Silva
    Winner: Jon Jones

    Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
    Shawn Tompkins
    Be a Warrior, not a Worrier

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    Jan 2010


    With or Without Awards, MMA Trainer Greg Jackson Is Just as Happy

    Ask Greg Jackson's wife, Stephanie, if she minds all the Saturday nights her husband spends away from the family, calmly instructing grown men in the art of fighting other people for money, and you'll get a slight shrug and a deadpan response.

    "He just sits around," she says with a straight face. "I don't know why everybody thinks he's some big deal."

    She doesn't have to say she's joking, and he doesn't have to admit that he finds it funny. You know that line about how "love means never having to say you're sorry"? Somehow this seems better.

    Jackson is here because, once again, he's nominated for the Coach of the Year honor at this year's World MMA Awards. It's the same award he won last year. And the year before that. It's the award that's meant to honor not only the success of his enormous stable of high-level fighters, but also all the hours he puts in on the road at events and back home in Albuquerque in the gym.

    But don't expect Jackson to get too fired up about awards and honors, even now. It's "nice to be appreciated," he admits, but once you get him talking about it you get the sense that he might rather be holding pads than dressing up for an awards show.

    Maybe that's because, if given a choice, he would.

    "I think it was [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow who said -- and I'm going to totally mess up the quote and say it not nearly so eloquently -- that the fame should be a natural consequence of the talent. You shouldn't wake up in the morning for the fame, you should wake up in the morning for the talent. For me, my talent is helping my guys."

    And sure, I know what you're thinking: did Greg Jackson just quote a 19th-century poet to answer a question about awards within the world of professional prizefighting? The answer is yes, but anyone who knows Jackson already knows that this isn't particularly unusual behavior for him.

    To Jackson, it seems as if the weird thing is not so much that he's been so successful as a coach and trainer, but that this is even a job at all.

    "It was on my mind today," he says. "Just look at all this talent, all this. You have stuff like the award shows. You know, I was happy teaching in a shack."

    That's not a euphemism, by the way. When Jackson met his wife he was "teaching in a 1,000-square-foot shack and living in 400 of them," he says. Stephanie walked into his gym one day learn some grappling after previously dabbling in karate and was struck by how young this new instructor was.

    "He was 23 at the time," she says. "You just didn't walk into dojos or martial arts studios and see someone so young."

    She was the only woman in Jackson's grappling classes at the time, she notes, but she "dropped karate like a hot potato because it was just so fun."

    Fourteen years later, the two of them are still together, Jackson's shack has grown into a martial arts empire, and MMA has gone from bizarre curiosity to mainstream sport. It's been a strange ride for Jackson, and one that still surprises him at times.

    Take this morning, for example, when he was working with another group of fighters, including the ones he refers to simply as "my Russians." It was one of those strange moments where he looked around the room and found himself thinking about the all the twists and turns it took to get to this place, without any of them really knowing where they'd end up.

    "And we had a blast today," he says. "We were all united by this love of MMA. So when I'm there teaching moves, it was like being surrounded by this hunger to learn. You have so many different cultures and different personalities and different stories, and they're all unified by this one unique thing. So I'm thinking, I'm just a kid from the south valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. All the fighting I did was on the banks of the Rio Grande River, and no one knows where that is. How did I get here?"

    Maybe the better question is, what if he hadn't? What if the sport hadn't taken off? What if his students hadn't harassed him into being a part of it? What if he was still teaching in that shack in Albuquerque, with no awards or magazine clippings to put on the wall, and no famous students to spread his gospel?

    "Then I think I'd be just as happy," he says. "I really would."
    Be a Warrior, not a Worrier

  3. #3
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    Oct 2004


    Niet echt rare uitslagen imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richelieu View Post
    Niet echt rare uitslagen imo
    Inderdaad. Wel leuk om te zien verder.

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    Beetje jaar dat dit de awards van 2011 zijn en Miller (dream 16) zijn opkomst/gevecht in september 2010 was.
    Als nu de uitslagen bekend worden gemaakt zou je zeggen december 2010 tot december 2011.
    Dan is Hendo vs Shogun ook wedstrijd van het jaar
    Nobody Said It Was Gonna Be Easy

  6. #6
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    Oct 2004


    Wat heeft Overeem in 2011 dan gepresteerd dat hij de international fighter of the year is?

    Nu snap ik die andere namen ook niet hoor.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2011


    overeem heeft in 2011 getekend bij de ufc en dat is voor dana white genoeg om aan de touwtjes te trekken en hem een prijsje te geven .
    eigelijk moet je het zo zien alistair heeft creds gekregen voor wat die de jaren ervoor heeft gepresteerd in k1 strikeforce enz maar toen wou hij hem niet boosten geen ufc overrated bla enz
    hele gedoe is toch een dana white zuffa zuckadik gebeuren en de mensen die het best naar baas dana geluistert hebben krijgen hun beloningtje
    verder heeft alistair dacht ik verder dit jaar ook niet verloren om hem een beetje extra cred te geven

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