ESPN has announced this years ESPY Award Nominees. Among the elite athletes are the UFC’s own Randy “The Natural” Couture and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who were both nominated for this years Best Fighter Award. Others nominated include Miquel Cotto WBA Welterweight Champion, Floyd Mayweather Super Lightweight Champion, and Manny Pacquiao WBC Super Featherweight Champion. This is a big honor for the UFC to have two out of five nominees. The ESPY Award has slowly become the Grammys for Sports and is well coveted among professional athletes.
Earlier this year Randy Couture came out of retirement to take the UFC’s heavyweight title away from long time champion Tim Silva. Also this year, Rampage came to the UFC, beat Marvin Eastman, beat Chuck Liddell and has become one of the most popular fighters in UFC history. While both fighters are well deserving, I would have nominated Matt Serra for wining the Ultimate Fighter season 4 finale, then went and pulverize UFC badass Georges St. Pierre to claim the coveted UFC Welterweight title.