Over the next few days, Bloody Elbow is going to ask for your opinion on some of the best things that have happened in the MMA world in 2012. There will be a total of eight different categories you'll be asked to vote on. For simplicity's sake we're going to stick with high-level and relevant MMA stuff in these posts. I'm sure there was a crazy three-toed neck crank in M-1's Kazakh rookie series or something, but we'll just go with stuff that most people have actually seen here. Cool?
It's pretty simple. I'll post 10 options in a category, you vote for what you think was the best. If you think I left something really important off my list, post it in the comments and we can add it to the poll if it's deemed worthy. I can almost guarantee you won't like all my suggestions, but narrowing down these lists to 10 is tough.
Alrighty, let's get down to the final, and most prestigious award - Best Fight. 2012 was a banner year for excellent scraps, and one guy might even make the list twice. Here we go, in no particular order:
Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier, UFC on Fuel 3 - Absolutely insane action and near-finishes in a solid back-and-forth affair.
Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller, - Another Lauzon masterpiece, but this time he couldn't get the win. Tons of blood, crazy submission attempts, and everything else in between.
Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar 1, UFC 144 - Five full rounds of great action that earned Henderson the UFC lightweight title. Not to be confused with the slightly-less thrilling second bout where Bendo defended the title.