The results are in, Cagewriter readers, and good news. You ARE the father. Wait, no. This isn't an episode of Maury. This is Cagewriter's look at the best of the year, where we put the control in your hands. Here are your choices for the best of mixed martial arts in 2011.
After more than 5,800 votes, 41 percent of you chose Chris Leben's win over Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 as the fight of the year. Chan Sung Jung's scrap with Leonard Garcia was a close second with 33 percent.
Of the more than 4,400 votes cast, 43 percent were for Anderson Silva's submission of Chael Sonnen as the best finish in 2010. Cain Velasquez's KO of Brock Lesnar came in second place.
WEC's final lightweight champ was the overwhelming choice for the fighter who made his breakthrough this year. Anthony Pettis took 52 percent of the 4,400+ votes cast, followed by George Sotiropoulos.
With nearly 9,000 votes, you still couldn't make up your collective hive mind. The fighter of the year vote is a tie, 34 percent for UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and 34 percent for UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre.
Thanks for your votes, and for another great year, fight fans. Winners, we'll make arrangement for you to collect your prize: home baked cookies.