World MMA Awards
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 02: Tv character Barbie Clean-Sourayn (L) and radio host Jason Ellis current the Breakthrough Fighter of the 12 months award through the ninth annual Fighters Solely World Blended Martial Arts Awards at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture by David Becker/WireImage)

The World MMA Awards are a yearly prevalence and one thing followers and fighters alike stay up for. The 2020 ceremony was anticipated to go down on July Eight from Las Vegas, Nevada, nevertheless, that can now not occur. That doesn’t imply the 2020 World MMA Awards won’t go down, they’ve simply been postponed till October.

A number of the largest names within the UFC and MMA world are nominated yearly.

CEO Rob Hewitt launched an announcement earlier this week and you’ll test that out under.

Rob Hewitt releases assertion on World MMA Awards

To our Buddies and Household within the MMA Group,

At present I’m issuing this assertion relating to the 2020 Fighters Solely World Blended Martial Arts Awards present.

It’s onerous to imagine that we’re approaching our 12th yr of essentially the most prestigious awards ceremony in Blended Martial Arts. Since holding our first occasion, we’ve labored onerous to have fun this unbelievable sport yearly. At present, I’m excited to announce that this yr will likely be no exception.

That being mentioned, and like many different skilled organizations, we’re making just a few modifications this yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We won’t current our occasion on the initially deliberate date of July 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As a substitute, I’m making some elementary modifications that won’t solely evolve our present in a optimistic method from today ahead, but additionally present us one of the best likelihood of conducting our purpose of celebrating MMA as the best sport on the planet with the very individuals who make it so particular.

A voting extension

First, we’re extending the usual 12-month voter nomination interval to an 18-month interval. We really feel this enables followers to have in mind all international motion and performances beginning on January 1st, 2019 via to June 30th, 2020. We really feel this establishes a good interval of energetic efficiency for this yr’s voting, and that it additionally units a good parameter for the nomination interval transferring ahead for future Award reveals.

Second, Fighters Solely will announce the Nominees for the 2020 Awards on Wednesday, July 1st. As all the time, followers in all places will be capable to instantly solid their votes for his or her favourite nominees – spanning 22 award classes for eight straight weeks – by way of the official Fighters Solely World MMA Awards web site Voting will conclude Tuesday, August 18th, 2020. 

Third, Fighters Solely will maintain the star-studded, black-tie 2020 World MMA Awards occasion in October 2020 on a date and placement to be introduced. No, it gained’t be on “Struggle Island.”

Nonetheless, whereas on that subject, we want to congratulate Dana White for relentlessly pursuing avenues to deliver the game again to the plenty, even in essentially the most difficult of circumstances. It’s an unbelievable feat that MMA was the primary sport to stage a dwell occasion after among the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. 

The present should go on

It could be straightforward for us to offer in to the problems at hand, and easily take the Awards present on-line by way of Zoom or Skype – however the place is the guts in that? Moreover, we’re referred to as Fighters Just for a motive. And so, right now I humbly state that the Present Should Go On!

Lastly, everybody at Fighters Solely sends our greatest needs and our prayers to everybody who has been affected by the virus. We urge everybody to be protected and to proceed to take measures to make sure your private security. We prolong our biggest of due to the heroes engaged on the frontlines of this pandemic, those that have sacrificed a lot throughout these most difficult of instances. They’re the fiercest fighters of all, and we intend to make particular preparations to indicate our appreciation to them as a part of the 2020 Fighters Solely World MMA Awards.

Take care all, and see you in October.

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