UFC: 5 Big Christmas Wishes for 2013

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UFC: 5 Big Christmas Wishes for 2013
Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre - Esther Lin/MMAFighting

Whether MMA fans are naughty or nice, UFC President Dana White isn't in the spirit of handing out lumps of coal.

The expectations are through the ceiling for 2013, and while White has the final say in every UFC decision, there are still things beyond his control.

The injury bug hit the UFC hard in 2012. It led to the cancellation of a multitude of highly anticipated fights. There was also the fiasco surrounding UFC 151, which became the first event cancelled in UFC history.

It definitely had its share of ups and downs, but the year 2012 was still a great year for the UFC.

The promotion introduced the flyweight and women's bantamweight divisions. While Demetrious Johnson won the flyweight title in September, the ladies are expected to make their debut in February 2013.

Perhaps the best moment of 2012 was UFC 148, which has been dubbed as the biggest event in UFC history. Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen met for a second time to end one of the greatest rivalries in the history of combat sports.

There was also the announcement of Strikeforce closing its doors, which opened the way for a plethora of world class fighters to jump ship and compete under the bright lights of the UFC.

The year 2013 is full of promise and the UFC is poised to live up to each and every challenge. Christmas has already come and gone, but the holiday spirit still remains in the air. It's that magical feeling you get in the pit of your stomach, and no, I'm not talking about gas.

Here are five big UFC Christmas wishes for 2013.

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