2012 MMA All-Stars: The Best of 2012 in Every Weight Division

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2012 MMA All-Stars: The Best of 2012 in Every Weight Division
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Maybe it's just me, but I'm ready to put UFC 148 on the shelf for a while. Not that I don't love analyzing Chael's chest and Anderson Silva's thighs ad nauseum. But man cannot live on chests and thighs alone, now can he? 

Eh, switching gears now. As you know, we've got Major League Baseball's All-Star Game coming up. But why should MMA be left out of the party? That's right: it's weight class against weight class in a battle for exhibition-situational dominance!

What follows are the all-stars in every weight class. But wait! There's more.  

If I had wanted to be lazy about this—and believe me, it's not like that isn't tempting—I could just pick every UFC champ and call it a day. That's why I looked beyond the belts to determine who has really delivered so far in 2012 (though in several cases, yes, it was a champion).

It's also why I picked a starter and a reserve for each division. Baseball and basketball can have all-star lineups based on nothing but a popularity contest; doesn't mean we have to.


Scott Harris has a brand new and, so far, mildly entertaining Twitter account. Follow along @ScottHarrisMMA

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