It hasn't been the easiest year to be an MMA fan. Between the UFC's precipitous financial decline, decimated fight cards and what seemed to be a bizarre crime ring made up exclusively of fringe fighters, 2014 was far from a banner year.
But you know us—here at B/R MMA we look for the slightest glimmers of hope and hang on with both hands. Could this year have been better? Sure. Did we sometimes want to hang our heads in shame, mostly anytime we saw the two words "War" and "Machine" in close proximity? Yes, again.
That doesn't mean there weren't plenty of great moments too. For that we pause to give thanks. What follows are five things we're thankful for this year—the main course if you will.
Have one to add? That piece of pumpkin pie goes in the comments. Won't you join us?