The 2017 Heavies Awards - Story of the Year - Winner: Jon Jones does what Jon Jones does | Page 2

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What is your 2017 Story of the Year?

Poll closed Jan 20, 2018.
  1. Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

    26.8%
  2. Jon Jones ends his suspension, KOs Daniel Cormier to win back the belt, tests positive again

    32.6%
  3. The UFC introduces the Women's Flyweight Division

    0.6%
  4. Rose Namajunas, a +500 underdog, TKOs the undefeated champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the first round

    8.8%
  5. Georges St-Pierre breaks a four-year retirement to sub Michael Bisping, win the belt, and retire

    27.4%
  6. Bellator's major free agency signings inspire them to create an 8-man HW tournament

    1.5%
  7. Other

    2.1%
  1. Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Damn that was a hard decision.

    Jones or GSP. Both unthinkable until it happened. Lol
     
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  2. tommi462 Purple Belt

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    The Jon Jones saga just keeps baffling me. Had to vote for that.

    GSP vs Bisping and Rose beating JJ are good choices too.

    Floyd vs Conor was just another circus. Didn't even care enough to watch it live.
     
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  3. tommi462 Purple Belt

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    It got it's own subsection because boxing talk doesn't belong in the UFC forum. Shitty logic.
     
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  4. Agent Mulder's Hair Red Belt

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    I'm not a big Conor fan and I hate all the talk around here about him......but that story was big enough to create a subforum on this site. That tells you all you need to know. Not to mention all the casuals talking about it irl. It was huge. The best boxer vs a good UFC guy while neither guy was over the hill has never happened before and likely won't happen again.
     
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  5. Davey Crockett Mane, Firmino, Salah

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    Mike Perry’s rise to superstardom
     
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  6. RTL NostraMMAus™

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    I'll just say this: Mayweather-McGregor has its own fucking sub-forum on this message board.
     
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  7. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    It's clearly Conor vs Floyd. There is still a sub forum here for it and it was the biggest money maker of the year by a mile. It was bigger than everything the UFC has done all year combined.
     
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  8. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    Thank fuck.

    It means we don't have to put up with that shit in The Heavies.
     
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  9. SirKratos Cigano's double

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    Floyd Conor is not MMA related

    GSP's win doesn't mean anything, he only returned for an easy money fight and gave up the belt, which made his return irrelevant

    Its either Bones or Rose
     
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  10. paynebringer Black Beast Silverback ice cold steel Belt...♠♠♠

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    The Jon Jones return/departure for me was the big story returns in epic fashion winz his belt back only to leave in a more epic fashion, as a fan of the man went from being emotionally high to being pushed off a cliff...
     
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  11. Thai Domi Silver Belt

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    Conor-Floyd got more coverage in non mma circles than the rest of those stories combined.
     
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  12. Thai Domi Silver Belt

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    Doesn't say 2017 MMA Story of the Year
     
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  13. SirKratos Cigano's double

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    It says 2017 Heavies awards story of the year. Heavies means UFC discussion forum

    And the thread is also started in UFC discussion forum, so its common sense
     
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  14. Thai Domi Silver Belt

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    And Conor os an employee of the UFC, no?
     
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  15. 007 License to Kill

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    Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor it is still being talked about
     
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  16. SirKratos Cigano's double

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    Yeah of course. Remember that last time he fought for the UFC?
     
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  17. fractal 93andbeyond.com

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    Women's FLW division? Might as well put Perry and Till's encounter in Poland, or Werdum/Colby from Australia.
     
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  18. VVarhead Bullet Belt

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  19. Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    This is a reality that Conor vs. Floyd was the biggest fight in combat sports history.

    IMO... if we're talking "story"... we're talking about what story got people to buy the event. Never mind "this year." Jones' return got 850k buyz which isn't even tops for this year.

    Meanwhile Mac/May got 5.4 million buys... which is all but tied for tops of all time. There can be no question what is the best story of this year. @FrankieNYC can I get a witness?
     
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  20. NotoriousMillions Silver Belt

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    That's not even accounting for the streaming issues. It would've had millions more watching.
     
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