MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: A Very Merry MMA Christmas

Merry-Christmas-christmas-32790266-1920-1080 The year 2014 has given us MMA fans so much joy, and so much to look forward to in the coming years. This year we have been treated to a number of fantastic fights like Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks, Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida and Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, as well as a number of amazing finishes like Dong Hyun Kim’s spinning back elbow on John Hathaway and Charles Oliveira’s modified anaconda choke on Hatsu Hioki. Overall, we as fans have been spoiled this year, and in this article I just wanted to give a quick thank you to all the fighters who put it out on the line every weekend for our enjoyment. From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate it, especially the staff here at, because without the fighters and the fights this website wouldn’t exist. To all of my co-workers, it’s been a pleasure working with each and every one of you again this year, and I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for all of us at the site. As the site’s lead writer, I’m grateful to have a group of excellent co-workers that contribute on a daily basis some of the best analysis available on the sport available on the internet, and I just wanted to say thanks to everyone I work with. To my co-host of the Parting Shot Podcast James Lynch, thanks for always being there every weekend to do the show. I couldn’t do it without you, and I appreciate your efforts to edit and record the show every weekend, as well as your efforts to promote the show on social media. 2014 was a great year for the podcast, but James, I think you’ll agree with me 2015 is going to be even better. Thanks to all the podcast listeners as well — we appreciate your support greatly. To site owner Nick Kalikas, thanks for giving me a stable job and for giving me the opportunity to write about the sport I love. I am always grateful for it. And finally, to the readers, thanks for coming back for more. Without you guys, the site wouldn’t be where it is today. Without the readers the site would not be here at all. So thank you, each and every one of you. 2014 was a great year for content on MMAOB, but 2015 will be even better — trust me. On behalf of the website, I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all of our loyal readers from all of us at Enjoy your day and happy holidays to all.

Written by Adam Martin.

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