2014 was a down year in terms of business for mixed martial arts.
But the action in the cage was better than ever, for the most part. There were classic fights from the championship level on down to the lowest of preliminary bouts. We even got the MMA version of a unicorn—and entire Ultimate Fighting Championship card filled with nothing but finishes.
Whittling all of that action down to a single award for Fight of the Year was a nearly impossible task. Our three Bleacher Report lead writers cursed and called one another names. We threatened to quit on several occasions.
But at the end of the day, we were able to figure out a consensus. On Monday, we gave you our Fighter of the Year. On Tuesday, we hand out our prestigious award for the best fight of 2014.