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At UFC 141 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar announced his official retirement from the UFC after suffering his second straight loss, this time to former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem. After taking several shots to the body and a final “K1 Kick” to the side, Lesnar fell to the ground in the first round ending his 3rd fight in the last 2 years.
Lesnar stated that he has had a rough 2 years suffering from his diverticulitis disease which required multiple surgeries as well as a large portion of his intestines being removed. He promised his wife and children that if he lost to Overeem, he would retire. If he had won, he promised to retire after his championship bout with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos. Overeem is now set to faceoff for the UFC Heavyweight title against Junior Dos Santos at a future UFC Event.
Rumors are swirling that Lesnar may return to the WWE, but according to Dana White, Lesnar is retiring while under contract to the UFC. It remains to be seen if a deal and return will be worked out with the WWE.
Arianny Celeste wins her second 2011 World MMA Ring Girl of the Year Award. Celeste received the award November 30th, check out the TwitPics from her night below. Click to enlarge.
Want more Arianny? Check out her Playboy Spread on MyEvilStar.com (not work safe)
Other big winners of the night were Jon ‘Bones’ Jones who took home the Charles ‘Mask’ Lewish Fighter of the Year Award. Jones beat out other nominees Nick Diaz, Dominick Cruz, Dan Henderson and Anderson Silva.
Didn’t get to see the 2011 MMA World Awards? Well here are your results for the 2011 MMA World Awards:
International Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Dennis Siver, Michael Bisping, Alexander Gustafsson, Joachim Hansen, Alistair Overeem
Winner: Alistair Overeem
Gym of the Year
Nominees: Black House, Alliance MMA, Jackson’s MMA, Roufusport, Xtreme Couture
Winner: Black House
Referee of the Year
Nominees: John McCarthy, Herb Dean, Dan Miragliotta, Josh Rosenthal, Mario Yamasaki
Winner: Herb Dean
Comeback of the Year
Nominees: Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC on Versus 5), Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career comeback), Tito Ortiz (career comeback), Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto (Bellator 27), Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche (Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson),
Nominees: Cheick Kongo
Best Technical Equipment
Nominees: Hayabusa, Bad Boy, Everlast, Rival, Venum
MMA Journalist Fighter of the Year
Nominees: John Morgan (MMA Junkie), Ariel Helwani (MMA Fighting), Gareth A. Davies (The Telegraph), Josh Gross (ESPN), Ben Fowlkes (MMA Fighting)
Winner: Ariel Helwani
Coach of the Year
Nominees: Eric Del Fierro, Rafael Cordeiro, Cesar Gracie, Greg Jackson, Shawn Tompkins
Winner: Greg Jackson
Best Lifestyle Clothing
Nominees: Bad Boy, Affliction, Form Athletics, RVCA, Tapout
Promotion of the Year
Nominees: Bellator, BAMMA, Dream, Strikeforce, UFC
Media Source of the Year
Nominees: “Inside MMA” (HDNet), MMA Junkie, MMA Fighting, “MMA Live” (ESPN), Sherdog
Winner: MMA Junkie
Best Technical Clothing
Nominees: Hayabusa, Bad Boy, Jaco, Sprawl, Venum
Winner: Bad Boy
MMA Personality of the Year
Nominees: Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Joe Rogan, Bruce Buffer, Bas Rutten, Burt Watson
Winner: Joe Rogan
Female Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Zoila Gurgel, Sarah Kaufman, Marloes Coenen, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate
Winner: Miesha Tate
Ring Entrance of the Year
Nominees: Vitor Belfort (UFC 133), Dave Herman (UFC 131), Yoshihiro Akiyama (UFC 133), Mark Hominick (UFC 129), Jason “Mayhem” Miller (Dream 16)
Winner: Jason “Mayhem” Miller
Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Donald Cerrone, Phil Davis, Demetrious Johnson, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier
Winner: Donald Cerrone
Submission of the Year
Nominees: Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia (UFC Fight Night 24), Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete (Bellator 38), Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov (M-1 Challenge 25), Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader (UFC 132), Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin (UFC 129)
Winner: Chan Sung Jung
Ring Girl of the Year
Nominees: Arianny Celeste (UFC), Kelli Hutcherson (Strikeforce), Mercedes Terrell (Bellator), Brittney Palmer (UFC), Chandella Powell (UFC)
Winner: Arianny Celeste
Leading Man of the Year
Nominees: Scott Coker (Strikeforce), Marc Ratner (UFC), Bjorn Rebney (Bellator), Dana White (UFC), Lorenzo Fertitta (UFC)
Winner: Dana White
Knockout of the Year
Nominees: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (UFC 126), Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Toby Imada (Bellator 39), Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC on Versus 5), John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson (UFC 129), Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture (UFC 129)
Winner: Anderson Silva
Fight of the Year
Nominees: Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick (UFC 129), Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann (UFC on Versus 3), Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (UFC 132), Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II (UFC 125), Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley (Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley)
Winner: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II
Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Anderson Silva, Dominick Cruz, Nick Diaz, Dan Henderson, Jon Jones
Winner: Jon Jones
All wheel drive, turbo’d, blow off valve, spool, pssssh, fast, furious and fun…these are words not normally attributed to electric vehicles, until now.
Mitsubishi has confirmed that 2014 Evolution XI models will be hybrids. No, that is not a typo, yes that says HYBRIDS, as in gas and electric.
According to Osamu Masuk, President of Mitsubishi Motors, “We will start work on the project next year, and it will be ready within three. I have set the goal of developing a sporting car featuring electric power.”
At the moment, this is the only information Masuko is offering. There have been rumblings that the new model could feature a diesel motor to help with emissions (U.S.), but it won’t be cheap. Some purist will be against the idea of a legendary car going green while others may embrace the idea of extended gas mileage with a little turbo and all wheel drive fun. The only thing we can say for certain at this time is that it will be a hybrid and it will probably be expensive.
Can you name all the cars??
Taken from YouTube:
2 Bugatti Veyrons, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg CCR, 2 Ferrari 599 GTOs, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari F40, Ferrari 288 GTO, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, 2 Jaguar XJ220s, 2 McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche Carrera GT, RUF CTR 3 and more…
Filmed at the 2011 Wilton House event, organised by JayKayBi.
Two of today’s hottest super cars go at it side by side. Check out the Underground Racing Ferrari 458 Italia, with the UGR Twin Turbo System (700whp), take on the new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador (stock). Aventador owners, don’t feel left out as UGR will be producing Twin Turbo Systems for you soon. And there will be a rematch.
First it was Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre for the Welterweight Title at UFC 137 in Las Vegas. Then Diaz failed to help promote his fight and was pulled from it and put into a non title fight with BJ Penn. UFC President Dana White then choose Carlos “The Killer” Condit as Diaz’ replacement and declared that it would be Condit vs. GSP for the Welterweight Title. Well now it looks like UFC 137 will have to change their main event again.
Due to a knee injury sustained while training on October 18th, Georges St. Pierre has officially withdrawn from his fight with Carlos Condit. Dana White confirmed the news on his Official Twitter account.
Instead of replacing GSP in the main event title fight, the fight itself has been dropped from the card and will be rescheduled when GSP is able to train and compete. According to GSP’s head trainer Firas Zahabi, GSP will be out at least a month, although the exact extent of the injury and recovery time is still unknown.
With GSP vs. Condit being dropped off the UFC 137 fight card, Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn has been pushed into the main event spotlight. Despite being a main event, the fight will remain at 3 rounds as Dana White stated “they haven’t trained for five rounds.”