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  1. Assuncao willing to wait for title shot

    Brett Okamoto

    Raphael Assuncao is not angry. Upset? Yes, a little. Frustrated? Trying hard not to be. Assuncao (22-4), who fights Bryan Caraway on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has to be a candidate for unluckiest fighter of the year. ...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Weidman runs away with FOTY honors

    Brett Okamoto

    So yeah, ESPN Fighter of the Year is not a close race in 2013. It's Chris Weidman by a landslide. Even Weidman, who isn't one to pat himself on the back or pause to admire his own work, knows a fighter of the year when he sees one. His year spea...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  3. Urijah Faber: 'I'm ready to fight anyone'

    Brett Okamoto

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In all likelihood, Urijah Faber won't be a serious candidate for "Fighter of the year," but he's done something incredible these past 12 months -- and I'm not solely referring to his destruction of Michael McDonald on Saturday -...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  4. Grant is the midyear fighter of the year

    Chuck Mindenhall

    A year ago at this time, TJ Grant had just earned a yeoman's decision over Carlo Prater, to the attention of almost nobody. He was 2-0 since moving down to the lightweight division, but there was a colony of contenders well ahead of him in what had b...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  5. 2012 fighter of the year: Jon Jones

    Franklin McNeil

    No fighter directly impacted the sport of mixed martial arts, or the promotion under which he competed, in 2012 more than UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. A handful of fighters might be able to argue that they had a better overall indivi...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  6. Experts' picks: 2012 MMA awards

    ESPN staff

    A panel of writers and editors provide their experts' picks for the year-end MMA awards of 2012.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  7. MMA awards for 2011

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross dishes out awards for 2011.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  8. Our picks for 'alternative' Fighter of the year

    Chuck Mindenhall and Chad Dundas

    Editor's note: Next week, the ESPN MMA page will roll out its official end-of-the year awards. With winners in each of the most popular categories seemingly pretty clear cut, however, ESPN staffers Chuck Mindenhall and Chad Dundas will take the final...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  9. Cerrone looks to cap his own banner year

    Chad Dundas

    If Donald Cerrone doesn't get a few "Fighter of the year" nods when the smorgasbord of end-of-2011 MMA retrospectives breaks out across the Internet next week, it sure won't be for lack of trying. Perhaps only because Jon Jones put together the gr...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  10. Who was the best fighter in 2010?

    The experts weigh in on the best fighter in 2010.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  11. Sherdog's Fighter of the Year: Jose Aldo

    Brian Knapp

    If you're looking for Jose Aldo, you can probably find him polishing his WEC featherweight belt -- and on top of Sherdog's list of best fighters in 2009.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2010
  12. Frank Mir is Sherdog's comeback fighter of the year

    Loretta Hunt

    A motorcycle accident was supposed to derail Frank Mir's career for good, but a pair of upset wins in '08 proved the heavyweight still has a lot of fight left in him.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2009
  13. 'Rampage' stampeded the competition in '07

    You can call him a late bloomer. You can also call him an underachiever. He likes to go by "Rampage," but Sherdog calls Quinton Jackson 2007's fighter of the year.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2008
  14. Fugitive fighter War Machine captured by U.S marshals

    Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  15. UFC 169 preview and breakdown

    Brett Okamoto

    Renan Barao will have to utilize his reach if he's to repeat success over Urijah Faber.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  16. UFC adds strawweight class for female fighters

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has acquired the contracts of 11 female strawweight fighters from Invicta FC and will introduce the weight class next year on "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013