Bisping FOTY 2016

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  1. NinjitsuMaster

    NinjitsuMaster White Belt

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    Notable wins over legends Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson. A spectacular KO of champion Luke Rockhold. 2016 was Bispings year.
     
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    Ravens19 Yellow Belt

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    While on paper it's hard to argue against Bisping, it should be noted that his two win against Silva and Hendo were close decisions and silva essentially KO'd him. If those fights weren't in England who knows who wins

    I think Stipe has a good shot at FOTY - 3 x 1st round KO's including winning the title and defending it once

    Cody also has 3 1st round KO's and a spectacular win over Cruz
     
  3. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Arguably Never Lost

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    4 wins, beat a top 3 P4P fighter

    #NoLoveBless
     
  4. StiG85

    StiG85 Blue Belt

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    I'd give it to bisping or Cody, now that he won impressively
     
  5. aldeniro78

    aldeniro78 Who cares

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    Nunes obviously.
     
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  6. Oachkazl

    Oachkazl Orange Belt

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    In no particular order:
    Miocic (Arlovski, Werdum (C), Overeem. Getting Streaks seems to be even harder at HW)
    Nunes (Shevchenko, Tate (C), Rousey)
    Garbrandt (Mendes, Almeida, Mizugaki, Cruz (C))

    Miocic and Nunes faced the overall better competition, while Garbrandt has one additional win and problably the "highest peak win" against Cruz.
    Bispings year was really good, but Henderson and Silva are both close to retirement and still almost got him.
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    You somehow forgot to mention Bisping knocking out Rockhold.
     
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  8. OverPressure

    OverPressure Rem Lezar melts steel beams

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    I like this list and reasoning but I'd vote Mike in a poll
     
  9. Oachkazl

    Oachkazl Orange Belt

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    His left hook against Rockhold is the only reason he is considered for this list. I dont think that I have to remind anyone of that glorious moment of joy.
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    If you're trying to come up with reasons as to why someone would be named fighter of the year, leaving out someones best win seems kinda weird.
     
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    It has to be Cody Garbrandt.
     
  12. MCS

    MCS Gold Belt

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    Bisping beat 2 shopworn legends and got a great fluke against Luke. Him being fighter of the year is like praising Holmes for beating down Ali with parkinsons.
     
  13. Oachkazl

    Oachkazl Orange Belt

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    My intention was to bring up reasons why Bisping is, in contrast to what TS claims, NOT fighter of the year in my opinion. Therefore, I focused on the reasons that support my view.
    And just to get it right, I rooted for Bisping in all his fights this year.
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Imo, your opinion would stand stronger if you had actually mentioned Bisping beating Rockhold, and the made an argument as to why that win shouldn't be considered.

    Imo, Bisping's win vs Rockhold is the single biggest accomplishment of the year.
     

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