Who is the MMA Fighter of the Year?

Who is the MMA fighter of the year?
By Mark La Monica, Newsday
New champions emerged and old champions re-emerged as title contenders again in 2013. It was a monumental year for some mixed martial artists, and Newsday has selected five candidates for you to choose as fighter of the year.

The nominees are listed below, in alphabetical order. Read the case for each fighter below, then vote in the poll on the right rail.

Check out the nominees and vote here.

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