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. Bubzeh

    Bubzeh Fighting Brexit

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    Dolly was the biggest single event. Maybe post fight brawl actually... It's a 50/50.

    Actually scrap that. The post fight brawl was HUGE for about 12 hours and then it slowly blew over. Dolly should win.
     
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  2. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Scandal, Scandal, Scandal!
     
  3. jeremyemilio

    jeremyemilio Silver Belt

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    I was gonna go with the brawl... but ended up going with the Event Relocation. Everything else on the list is really a one time thing involving one or two athletes. The UFC 232 has a long reach that pulls in not just Jon Jones, but also the UFC, and USADA and, presumably, a whole bunch of fighters going forward.
     
  4. El Fernas

    El Fernas Red Belt

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    Post fight brawl and its not even fair.
     
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  5. passtard

    passtard Orange Belt

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    Given the options, aside from UFC signs with ESPN+, this should be DRAMA of the year
     
  6. Chas

    Chas Blood Bath and Beyond

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    People voting against the Brawl are just being purposely contrarian because they think it makes them edgy.
     
  7. The Fat Mexican

    The Fat Mexican ¡Qué rollo con el hoyo!

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    Easily the UFC 232 incident, when the UFC officially allowed certain fighters to cheat without consequences :)
     
  8. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ SHOOP MOD ✌️ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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  9. DeeDubb

    DeeDubb Gracie Online Black Belt

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    Post fight brawl and dolly incident should be combined into the Khabib/Conor saga. It's part of the same story.
     
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  10. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    I mean, the dolly bullshit and Khabib unleashed incident are both pretty big by any measure, but in terms of its impact on me and my outlook on MMA it's probably the Jon Jones PED issues/usada shenanigans.
     
  11. HaulParris

    HaulParris Gold Belt

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  12. gevoudane

    gevoudane ʇlǝq ʞɔɐlq

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    The Dolly and the Post fight brawl should be one in the same, no?
     
  13. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    We have our winner!

    In fifth place with only 15 votes is the UFC signing with ESPN. Shocked at how few votes this one got.
    In fourth place with 53 votes is the Year of the Double Champ, where multiple UFC fighters became simultaneous two division champs!
    In third place with 78 votes is UFC 232's relocation from Las Vegas to California!
    In second place with 97 votes is the UFC 223 Dolly Incident!

    And finally, in first place, with 223 votes and 47.9% of the total vote, is the UFC 229 Post-fight Brawl!

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    Fly, eagle, fly! This is the 2018 Heavies Award winner for Story of the Year!

    Thanks for voting!
     
  14. Dillashaw's Monkey Kick

    Dillashaw's Monkey Kick Yellow Belt

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    The only right answer was event relocation. Dolly incident and post fight brawls were huge, and had a ton of media around them, but the event relocation story shows how deeply shady UFC is, willing to relocate an event after a failed PED test of one of his biggest stars and doing a whole media campaign in order to justify their actions
     

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