The 2018 Heavies Awards - Story of the Year - WINNER: UFC 229 Post-Fight Brawl

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What's your 2018 Story of the Year?

Poll closed Saturday at 5:56 PM.
  1. UFC Signs with ESPN

    3.2%
  2. UFC 223 Dolly Incident

    20.8%
  3. UFC 229 Post-fight Brawl

    47.9%
  4. UFC 232 and its Relocation from Vegas to California

    16.7%
  5. Year of the Double Champ

    11.4%
  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    The 2018 Heavies Awards - Story of the Year
    Welcome to another installment of the 2018 Heavies Awards!

    So much happened in the sport of MMA in 2018, it's almost hard to keep track of everything. Here are five of the biggest stories to hit the sport this year. With all the major moments and intriguing stories this year, it's up to you to see who wins!

    You have one vote, and voting will be open for five days! Be sure to tell us why you voted for who you did! Thanks for voting!


    Nominees

    UFC Signs with ESPN
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    The UFC signed a 5 year/$1.5 billion deal with the Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN. It starts in 2019, and 10 cards will air on ESPN, another 20 on ESPN+, and the rest on PPV. PPV prelims will also air on ESPN networks.


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    UFC 223: The Dolly Incident
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    Conor McGregor and his team attacked a bus full of fighters a couple days before UFC 223 in April, causing three fights to be scratched from the card. For McGregor's part, he was sentenced to five days of community service, although civil lawsuits may take a lot more from him.


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    UFC 229 Post-fight Brawl
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    Possibly in response to the UFC 223 Dolly Incident, UFC 229 winner Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor by fourth-round RNC and then jumped out of the cage to attack McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. As of January 2019, no action has been taken other than temporary suspensions until their hearings, which are TBA.


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    UFC 232
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    Jon Jones tested positive for a small amount of turinabol, the same substance he tested positive for in 2017 that caused his win over Daniel Cormier to be overturned. Nevada State Athletic Commission would not clear the fight, so the UFC decided to move the entire event on less than a week's notice from Vegas to Los Angeles, California.


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    Year of the Double Champ
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    Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes both became simultaneous two-division champions this year, where there had only been one prior: McGregor. Light heavyweight champ Cormier moved up to heavyweight to knock out Stipe Miocic in one round and take that belt. Bantamweight champ Nunes moved up to featherweight to knock out Cris Cyborg in one round and take that belt.

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    If you have other questions, comments, suggestions, queries or concerns, let us know in the discussion below.

     
  2. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Thanks for bearing with everything today. The 2018 Heavies Award for Story of the Year is now active!
     
  3. accolyte1022

    accolyte1022 Fighting Giants

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  4. 20falarVerdades

    20falarVerdades Red Belt

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    UFC 229 Post-fight Brawl imo

    Khabib outalpha'd the whole SBG team
     
  5. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Going with the negative publicity... Khabib going full eagle over the cage and into the crowd will be talked about for the rest of his career... plus, now according to his social media numbers, he is a top-tier name...
     
  6. Mortal Wombat

    Mortal Wombat Yellow Card Yellow Card

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  7. 84percentcool

    84percentcool The Duke

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    I picked the damn dolly by accident. I meant to vote for post 229 brawl.
     
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  8. Frank McEdgar

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  9. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    You can change your vote.
     
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    Son Peyote ★★★★★★★★

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    Nothing compares to the lunacy of UFC 223

     
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    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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  12. 84percentcool

    84percentcool The Duke

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    Oh awesome! Thanks for letting me know @jei
     
  13. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    No Randy.
     
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  14. beephin

    beephin Black Belt

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    How's Noah?
     
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  15. WingsLax9042

    WingsLax9042 Purple Belt

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    This should be called "Top 5 reasons to not give a fuck about the UFC anymore"
     
  16. Frank McEdgar

    Frank McEdgar SHERDOG

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    It was the Sherdog thread of the year. You make that poll and I bet my account it wins by a landslide.

    <209Bitch>
     
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  17. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Tough call between:
    1. UFC Signs with ESPN

    2. UFC 223 Dolly Incident

    3. UFC 229 Post-fight Brawl
    1 has the biggest long-term implications
    2 & 3 were both huge single events
     
  18. drbolony

    drbolony Snake Season

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    This is a hard one, pretty eventful year in MMA when you look back. I'm biased and I want to say it's DC being double champ, but the UFC 229 post fight brawl has repercussions that will be unfolding still throughout the year. Most likely culminating in a Khabib x Conor rematch sometime in the near future. Without a doubt the story of the year.
     
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  19. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I'm honestly shocked with how the poll results are going so far.
     
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  20. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Really
    I figured 2 & 3 were the favorites
     
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