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.
Make sure you check out the first part of Elite Eight voting in the Jon Hess and Art Jimmerson Regions and the full bracket.
Today we end the regional matchups before heading into the championship rounds next week.
Harold Howard Regional Final
(7) UFC's Youtube policy vs. (12) Aleksander Emelianenko competing with Hepatitis C
Steven Jennum Regional Final
(2) Bob Reilly, and the (lack of) regulation in NY vs. (8) Cecil Peoples, in every form
Photos courtesy of Sherdog, Stephen Morrison, Dave Mandel, Masa Fukui, Google Image Search, and MSPaint.
Voting after the jump. Polls close at midnight ET tomorrow.