Belts changed hands. PEDs/Steroid continues to plague fight outcomes. Champs got injured. Champs retired. Champs won but looked beatable.
It was an interesting UFC/MMA year in review.
War Machine returns to MMA after his second stint in jail. He won a fight, then he lost one in the tournament, but in some way, it was probably MMA's own bizarre version of a happy ending of sorts (still waiting on Junie Browning to pull his act back together)
Wrestling survives the IOC chopping block after game of chicken over rule changes and being more viewer-friendly (Judo lost the game of chicken and threw in the towel years ago and just flops around like a dead fish or a dancing monkey whenever the IOC says so)
The inevitable onslaught/deluge of Russian/Eastern bloc origin-ed fighters has begun their influx with increasing regularity. The landscape of MMA will change over the next 2-3 years, mark my words. Gilbert Melendez already accepted a fight with the wrong Russian due to basically admitting "their names all sound the same".
Deep breath.......Alvarez ends contract dispute and Bellator ventures into PPV but cancels last minute due to Tito Ortiz injury
Palhares booted from UFC for holding onto the leg lock too long with Mike Pierce.
10. Pride stays dead. ONE FC is basically the only Japanese-ish MMA event anyone hears about anymore (Don't even tell me you tune in and watch Shooto matches, bro).
5. UFC Cards begin to water down depth of programming while ending in a year end card with no Primetime special but costs an additional $5 (Weidman vs Silva II). UFC events International move to Fight Pass which will also house past events and supposedly otherwise unavailable content/interviews and the like.