Fighters Only Magazine presents the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas early in 2013 to commemorate the best of the best as the public voting attests. The nominations must have been active from September 1st, 2011 to September 31st, 2012 and show exemplary influence both in and outside of the fighting arena. The nomination panel is comprised of an international group, including Japan’s own GONG Editor:
Recently retired UFC Hall of Famer and former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz joins this year’s nomination group, along with former King of Pancrase and UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten, star of Hollywood blockbuster Here Comes the Boom and host of Inside MMA. Also on board is The MMA Show host and Strikeforce play-by-play commentator Mauro Ranallo, joining Fighters Only Editor-in-Chief Nick Peet along with Go Mastsuyama, editor of Japanese affiliate magazine Gong, Dirk Steenkamp, Fighters Only South Africa Editor, and John O’Regan, FO’s Online Editor.
There are a few notable nominees this year from the Asian MMA scene. Korean Top Team’s “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung has been nominated in three categories including Submission of the Year. ONE FC has been nominated as Promotion of the Year. And ONE FC CEO Victor Cui has been nominated at Personality of the Year. To vote for your favorites, visit Fighters Only and sign up. Additionally, our sponsor VENUM Fighthas been nominated for both Fight Clothing of the Year and Fight Equipment of the Year.