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View Poll Results: Who is the UFC Fighter of the Year for 2007
Anderson Silva 72 48.00%
Tyson Griffin 3 2.00%
Jon Fitch 2 1.33%
Randy Couture 24 16.00%
Forrest Griffin 9 6.00%
Rampage Jackson 39 26.00%
Other 1 0.67%
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post #41 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-13-2007, 09:57 PM
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I picked Anderson, simply because all of his fights this year were absolute clinics.
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post #42 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-13-2007, 09:58 PM
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I'm going with Rampage. Beating 2 Champions from Pride and UFC back to back trumps any other fighters accomplishments this year. Not to mention his fight against Henderson is my FOTY so far.
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post #44 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-13-2007, 11:35 PM
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I meant to pick Rampage but chose Randy by clicking too fast.

Both he and Anderson had only one tune up fight before going for the title but I think just looking at opponents that Rampage has had the more difficult road. Eastman is beast, Liddell had been running roughshod over LHW division, and Hendo is extremely tough. Beating two champs and winning all three fights in convincing fashion puts Rampage at the top of my list.

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post #45 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-13-2007, 11:41 PM
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For me it's a tie between Anderson and Forrest Griffin. His win over shogun had me speechless and in awe. I have the fight on DVR and everytime I watch it I still can't beleive it

But to be honest there are a lot of fighters on the rise this year.

Fitch has been tearing through the WW division with an Iron Fist

Randy did very well his last 2 fights even though he left, I still consider him Champion

Rampage has also done very well in his last 2 fights against top fighters

and even though I like Tyson he's robbing people of decisions left and right

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post #46 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome voter turnout, and explanations well thought out.

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post #47 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by wafb
I was leaning towards Anderson, but I couldn't discount Tyson Griffin and his FOTN awards, fight after fight. I guess Tyson is overlooked more often than not, because he isn't a Champ,yet.
Nah probably because he lost earlier this year.

He won't become a champ either.
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post #48 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jtaylor42
I meant to pick Rampage but chose Randy by clicking too fast.
You know, you could make a good case for Randy, considering the fact he came back at 43 to beat a heavily-favoured world champion and then defended his title against a man many thought would maul him.
Gonzaga's win over Cro Cop has lost some lustre since Mirko's mess against Kongo, but Randy was still considered an underdog, by many.
I'd say the three finalists would have to be...
1. Anderson Silva
2. Quinton Jackson
3. Randy Couture

...and a tough call between Anderson and Rampage for the win. I voted Silva at first, but now I'm leaning toward Rampage.
Forrest's win over Shogun was very impressive, but in my mind it's not enough for Fighter of the Year status. Getting a decision against Hector Ramirez is nice, because Hector's a tough guy, but not a top-level fighter at this point. Anderson, Randy and Quinton's wins are mostly against upper-tier fighters in championship fights.
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