Feature10 MMA Moments I Was Thankful For In 2016 by Kristine Haugsjaa November 25, 2016 10. The gold/yellow/mustard octagon canvas only made one appearance 9. UFC President Dana White announced Jon Jones will never headline a pay-per-view again 8. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone moved up to welterweight and went full Mortal Kombat on Rick Story.Photo Credit: MMAJunkie.com 7. Bellator signs Benson Henderson, Rory MacDonald, Matt Mitrione and Chael Sonnen.Photo Credit: MMAJunkie.com 6. ‘Stone Cold’ Stipe became the Heavyweight champion.Photo Credit: Tommy Toe Hold 5. We were just four days shy of a year of the last Rousey mean mug stare down 4. Every time Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor had to interact for the media 3. Nate Diaz choked out Conor McGregor at UFC 196 2. New York finally legalized MMA and allowed UFC 205 to happen in my lifetimePhoto Credit; UFC.com 1. In a year of crime, hate and political drama, we were able to escape to the world of MMA for epic fights and even more epic press conferences.Thank you. Post Views: 1,585The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsKristine HaugsjaaKristine is a Managing Editor for DoubleGSports.com as well as UFC/MMA Lead Writer. She also hosts a column known as Fighting Words.Latest posts by Kristine Haugsjaa (see all) NJ’s Chookagian makes flyweight debut at UFC Charlotte - November 7, 2017 Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves - October 20, 2017 Frankie Edgar to face Champion Max Holloway at UFC 218 - October 3, 2017 Boxing’s Amanda Serrano heading to MMA - September 21, 2017 Related TopicsBellator MMAConor McGregordonald cerroneJon JonesNate DiazNew YorkRonda RouseyStipe MiocicthankfulufcUFC 200UFC 205 Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020More in Feature You Know I’m Right, Episode 113: New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick (Audio/Video)On the 113th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... UFC 206: Daniel Cormier out of the main event due to injury Could It Be? Holloway-Pettis for Interim-Featherweight Belt? McGregor to Vacate Belt to Aldo?