Mixed martial arts had two fighters nominated at this year’s ESPY Awards, with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre up for the “Best Fighter” award and newly-crowned lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in the “Best Upset” category.
St-Pierre went up against some stiff competition as the last two winners in his category were nominated once again. Manny Pacquiao (2009) and Floyd Mayweather Jr (2008) were up for the award this year, this was GSP’s second go around at the ESPY’s.
Northern Iowa’s upset over the Kansas Jayhawks in last year’s NCAA Tournament took home the “Best Upset” award, beating out Edgar’s stunning win over BJ Penn at UFC 112 that helped him capture the 155-pound title.
The French-Canadian didn’t fare so well either as Mayweather Jr. beat him out for a second time to capture 2010’s “Best Fighter” award.
“Not my night, but congratulations to Floyd May weather. Thanks again to all my fans for your support,” St-Pierre tweeted.
As the old saying goes, better luck next year.