MMA World MMA Awards gets "Oscars-style" ceremony

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    Solidifying its standing as the most prestigious awards system in the sport of mixed martial arts, organizers for the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards today opened the nomination stage for this year's balloting.

    Organizers also announced a new addition to this year's awards: a Dec. 30 "Oscars-style" awards ceremony at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

    The year-end event will recognize and celebrate "the achievements of the people involved in making MMA so great."

    While the ceremony will be primarily limited to award finalists and MMA celebrities, a limited number of tickets will be made available for sale to the public. The star-studded event is expected to draw the elite of the MMA world.

    "Like other mainstream industries such as film and music, MMA is now at a stage where it deserves an annual industry award that fighters and executives can look forward to and aspire to win," Fighters Only Managing Director Rob Hewitt stated. "The fact that the awards are voted for by the public really means something to the winners too. We wanted to give the fans a voice in the industry as well as educate people new to MMA as to who the sports leaders are.

    "We are honored to be partnering the Hard Rock and with The Joint. Being the hippest venue in Las Vegas, we can think of no better location as the home of what will be a truly glamorous event."

    The World MMA Awards debuted in 2008 with considerable pomp and circumstance. Tens of thousands of fans across the world nominated and then voted from a list of finalists in 15 different award categories. Winners in the inaugural year of awards included Anderson Silva (Fighter of the Year), Demian Maia (Breakthrough Fighter of the Year), Michael Bisping (European Fighter of the Year), Dana White (Leading Man), Arianny Celeste (Ring Girl of the Year) and your very own MMAjunkie.com (Best Media Coverage).

    The nomination stage has been begun for this year's awards. Go to www.worldmmaawards.com and cast your nominations for 18 different categories. New categories for 2009 include "Coach of the Year," "Gym of the Year" and "Best MMA Journalist."

    The nomination stage ends Oct. 5, and voters can cast ballots from a list of finalists until Dec. 5. Winners will be announced at the Dec. 30 ceremony, and the awards program broadcasts internationally in January.

    A press conference takes place today at 5 p.m. PT at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where more details about this year's awards will be released.

    -MMA Mango
     
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    so Dana will allow the UFC to share the stage with other orgs and their fighters?
     
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    according to a source, yes, but they will only be able to wear suits from a list of pre-approved designers. Apparently if anyone wears somethign from Ralph Lauren they're "mother fucking blacklisted form the mother fucking UFC mother fucker!"
     
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    checkii is the new atmosphere

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    ralph lauren is black listed in the ufc
     

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