After a long and extensive process, esteemed colleague Brent Brookhouse and I are proud to bring you the 2011 Bloody Elbow Tournament of Bad, an idea from the local Chicago sports radio show, Boers and Bernstein. The concept is simple: compile a list of 64 of the worst things related to the sport of MMA and pit them against one another in an NCAA Tournament-style bracket. You, the readers, vote on each match up until we have our ultimate champion.
The first half of Elite Eight matchups:
Jon Hess Regional Final
(2) Gus Johnson's makeup vs. (8) MMA Judging
Art Jimmerson Regional Final
(1) Chael Sonnen's credibility vs. (6) Leonard Garcia scorecards
Photos courtesy of UFC.com, Google Image Search, Esther Lin for Fanhouse, and my own private stash of MMA events.
Voting after the jump. Polls close at midnight ET tomorrow.