By Zach Arnold | December 31, 2010
I highly encourage you to watch this video, simply for how amusing it is to see Kazuo Misaki be 100% serious when talking about receiving the honor of a Bas Rutten bobble-head doll for his fight of the year against Jorge Santiago.
“Hello HDNet. As a fighter, receiving this award makes me extremely proud and happy. I would rather have won the fight that I am receiving this award now. But to me, fighting spirit and entertaining the fans are more important than winning or losing. I’ll keep fighting with samurai spirit. So, please continue to support me. I’d like to fight (Jorge) Santiago again and have an even better fight than last time. Thank you very much.”
So, here’s the full video of what HDNet says is MMA’s 2010 Fight of the Year:
Other HDNet 2010 award winners included Cain Velasquez for Fighter of the Year, American Kickboxing Academy for Team of the Year, and Mike Russow for KO punch of the year over Todd Duffee. “Because, Mike, you were not supposed to win that fight! You were supposed to be out of that fight long before you came back with that great knockout,” exclaimed Kenny Rice. Hell of a week there for Todd.