With 2017 over and done with, it’s time for a retrospective look at a truly bizarre year in MMA with the ReadMMA End of Year Awards.

2017 saw Jon Jones return to his role of public enemy number one after testing positive for a steroid; Conor McGregor went AWOL and held up the sports deepest division in the process; Georges St-Pierre ended a four-year hiatus and claimed a world title in his return bout while Fabricio Werdum hit Colby Covington with a boomerang.

There were great title bouts, shocking upsets and everything in between throughout the year so it’s time to celebrate the wacky brilliance of mixed martial arts and hand out some awards for the truly special moments and fighters we witnessed in 2017.

With eight awards to dish out, all of the nominees stem from the major MMA promotions (barring any truly exceptional piece of brilliance) so without further ado, here are the 2017 ReadMMA End of Year Awards:

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