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The World MMA Awards is stupid. Report live from the red carpet.

Correction: it's fucking stupid. I think the only dumber award show is the Grammy. I was surprised BE didn't cover it at all, but I figured that's because of how stupid the MMA Awards is. But, dumb shit is my specialty, so here's a fanpost I really stretched my writing skills to the limit with via copypasta from MMA Junkie. The 2012 awards go to:

BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING BRAND
Nominees: Bad Boy, Clinch Gear, Hayabusa, Jaco, Venum
Winner: Clinch Gear

BEST PROMOTION
Nominees: Bellator, Invicta FC, ONE FC, Strikeforce, UFC
Winner: UFC

GYM OF THE YEAR
Nominees: American Kickboxing Academy, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA, Kings MMA, Nova Uniao
Winner: Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Alan Belcher (career), Mike Swick (career), Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140), Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami (UFC 144), J.P. Joubert vs. Norman Wessels (EFC Africa 15)
Winner: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)

BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND
Nominees: Bad Boy, Dethrone, Headrush, Punishment, TapouT
Winner: Bad Boy

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Michael Bisping, Alexander Gustafsson, Chan Sung Jung, Martin Kampmann, Stefan Struve
Winner: Michael Bisping

REFEREE OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Herb Dean, Marc Goddard, John McCarthy, Josh Rosenthal, Mario Yamasaki
Winner: Herb Dean

SHAWN TOMPKINS COACH OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Rafael Cordeiro, Cesar Gracie, Greg Jackson, Javier Mendez, Andre Pederneiras
Winner: Rafael Cordeiro

FIGHTERS ONLY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Leon Tabbs

MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Karyn Bryant, MMA HEAT/FUEL TV; Ben Fowlkes, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY; Gareth A. Davies, The Telegraph; Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV; John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY
Winner: Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV

BEST TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
Nominees: Everlast, Fairtex, Hayabusa, Pretorian, Venum
Winner: Pretorian

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140), Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely (UFC on FOX 2), Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio (UFC 142), Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey), Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (UFC on FUEL TV 3)
Winner: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Jessica Aguilar, Sarah Kaufman, Sara McMann, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate
Winner: Ronda Rousey

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Jon Anik, Bruce Buffer, Mauro Ranallo, Joe Rogan, Bas Rutten
Winner: Joe Rogan

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Adam Khaliev vs. Alexei Belyaev (League S-70), Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142), Stephen Thompson vs. Dan Stittgen (UFC 143), Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC 144), Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (Bellator 61)
Winner: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142)

MMA MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR
Nominees: ESPN, "Inside MMA" on AXS TV, MMAFighting.com, MMAjunkie.com, Sherdog.com
Winner: Sherdog.com

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Renan Barao, Michael Chandler, Luke Rockhold, Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman
Winner: Chris Weidman

FIGHT OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (UFC 139), Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator 58), Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez (UFC on FUEL TV 1), Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung (UFC on FUEL TV 3), Jamie Varner vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC on FOX 4)
Winner: Jamie Varner vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC on FOX 4)

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Victor Cui, Lorenzo Fertitta, Shannon Knapp, Bjorn Rebney, Dana White
Winner: Dana White

RING CARD GIRL OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Jade Bryce, Arianny Celeste, Kelli Hutcherson, Brittney Palmer, Mercedes Terrell
Winner: Brittney Palmer

CHARLES "MASK" LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson, Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey
Winner: Jon Jones

Does anyone know who or what organization hosts this award show? Whoever's responsible for founding the World MMA Awards should be forced in the cage with Rousimar Palhares as punishment for all these idiotically random categories and blatant circle jerking.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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