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MMA gets some ESPY love

In addition to the ESPN Nekkid Issue coming out in two weeks, ESPN has it’s annual ESPY awards on July 11th. Nominees were announced Today and there’s a lil bit of MMA in the mix: Jon Jones and Anderson Silva are nominated for Best Fighter alongside Andre Ward and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Those seem like pretty tame picks to me – like ESPN just grabbed the two biggest MMA fighters and threw em in the mix.  The only thing Anderson has done in the past 12 months is KO Yushin Okami and Jones was all flat in his Rashad fight. The choke out of Machida still earns him my vote though.

In other categories, congenital amputee and one time MMA fighter Kyle Maynard is also up for Best Male Athlete with a Disability (he apparently climbed Mount Kilimaniaro this year, wtfomgbbq). And while Miesha Tate was overlooked for Best Female Athlete with a Disability, Edson Barboza was nominated for his ear wiggling face kicking of Terry Etim.