VOTE: Jones, Silva nominated for ESPY

 

It's time to stay on your ass AND VOTE.

Historically, a number of MMA fighters have been nominated for the ESPN Fighter of the Year, including Randy Couture, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, and Georges St-Pierre. None has ever won.

Fighters have been nominated in two other categories as well. Frankie Edgar was nominated for the 'Upset of the Year' in 2010, and Edson Barboza was a nominee for 'Best Play' for his wheel kick knockout of Terry Etim at UFC 142. Neither Edger nor Barboza won.

Prior to 2007, MMA fighters were ineligible for voting, as the relevant category prior to that time was Boxer of the Year, rather than the current Fighter of the Year, which covers boxing and MMA.

Winners to date in the category are:
2007: Floyd Mayweather Jr.Manny Pacquiao
2008: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2009: Manny Pacquiao
2010: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2011: Manny Pacquiao
2012: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

This year there are five figures up for the ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) in the fighter category:
Canelo Alvarez
Danny Garcia
Jon Jones
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Anderson Silva

If 2013 is going to be the year MMA breaks through, you have to VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN:
http://espn.go.com/espys/2013/vote/index?id=9403284&lang=en. Although FMJ is a strong favorite, if MMA teaches anything it is that you don't always know who is going to win a fight, which is, after all, why you have it. Voting ends on the evening of July 17.

Curiously, Chael Sonnen announced he had already won it.

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Recent Comments »

BrocksSwockRanTrane_onShane site profile image  

7/1/13 7:01 AM by BrocksSwockRanTrane_onShane

Yeah and apperently Messi has "91 points" this season. How the fuck can such moronic shit be published by such a big company, is that a refection of their overall standards? No wonder the rest of the world thinks Americans are dumb. (PS i am not saying they are, i am just saying it's a widely held view)

MT11 site profile image  

6/30/13 11:11 PM by MT11

I vote Dake

Mix6APlix site profile image  

6/30/13 7:56 PM by Mix6APlix

MMA isn't winning an ESPY for at least 5 more years.

uniquetechnique site profile image  

6/30/13 7:14 PM by uniquetechnique

I am thinking the same. I voted for AS. Voted for Pacman vs Marquez in Biggest upset

Dogwalker86 site profile image  

6/30/13 3:35 PM by Dogwalker86

Voted for Silva a few days ago. However no MMA fighter will win over a boxer in this award show.

Swedgen site profile image  

6/30/13 12:42 PM by Swedgen

   

uniquetechnique site profile image  

6/30/13 4:25 AM by uniquetechnique

in

KingInFishnetsBottomingBetas site profile image  

6/30/13 2:51 AM by KingInFishnetsBottomingBetas

You never boxed

danggook site profile image  

6/30/13 1:58 AM by danggook

Superior at their craft = better at picking and choosing their fights and avoiding difficult matchups.

MMAforMONEY site profile image  

6/29/13 11:59 PM by MMAforMONEY

Best "fighter" to me means...If a fight were to happen, at any place, at any time, whether it be a ring, cage, playground, bar, or the supermarket, for that matter, who has the best skills to win said fight. All-time, someone like Bruce Lee comes to mind...So currently, in the year 2013, skills-wise, the best "fighter" is Anderson Silva. Hands down.