Behold the 2019 Helwani Nose Awards.
This is the seventh year in a row that I’ve done this and I have to say that this might have been the toughest year yet.
I agonized over a bunch of these categories for weeks (in particular male and female fighter of the year, coach of the year and fighters of the decade), but in the end, there must be a winner. Yes, I even considered naming co-winners, a la the 1995 NBA Rookie of the Year award, but that felt like a cop-out.
So, here we are with the most comprehensive awards in MMA history.
Check back here for analysis as the winners are announced during the Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show beginning at 1 p.m. ET.