Brock Lesnar (right) winces in pain after eating a couple of knees to the breadbasket by Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 141 last Friday night in Las Vegas. Photo by Donald Miralle via Zuffa LLC/Getty Images.
Happy New Year!
For those mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who spent their Friday night pre-gaming for the inevitable drink-tank that consumes a majority of the male population of New Year's Eve, you missed a pretty historic pay-per-view (PPV) event that closed out Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) 2011 fight campaign.
Brock Lesnar retired from active competition, Alistair Overeem made a successful UFC debut and Jon Fitch got KTFO by a guy with a bushy beard.
Nate Diaz also turned in a career performance against Donald Cerrone and shattered a CompuStrike record in the process. Oh, and if you never heard of Jim Hettes, you will.
Just ask Nam Phan.
UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" went out with a bang, and hopefully you did too (literally and figuratively). Here's what happened at the Friday night fights from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Check it all out (plus a few bonus links on Fedor Emelianenko) after the jump.
UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem"
Results and live fight coverage
Recap and discussion
Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
Event photos gallery
Event salaries and payouts
Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem fight video highlights
Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone fight video highlights
Facebook "Prelims" results and recap
Fight recap: Danny Castillo takes split decision over Anthony Njokuani
Fight recap: Ross Pearson decision Junior Assuncao in last ever live UFC fight on Spike
Fight recap: Jim Hettes dominates Nam Phan en route to decision win
Fight recap: Alexander Gustafsson stops Vladimir Matyushenko in one round
Fight recap: Johny Hendricks knocks out Jon Fitch in 12 seconds
Fight recap: Nate Diaz boxes his way past Donald Cerrone
Fight recap: Brock Lesnar loses to Alistair Overeem via technical knockout
Fight review and analysis: Jim Hettes vs. Nam Phan
Fight review and analysis: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Fight review and analysis: Johny Hendricks vs. Jon Fitch
Fight review and analysis: Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone
Fight review and analysis: Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem
UFC 141 post-fight fallout
Big winners and lowly losers
Event 'Report Card'
What's next for Alistair Overeem and Nate Diaz?
Did Brock Lesnar win at UFC 141? Not as easy to answer as it seems
Brock Lesnar retires from MMA following loss to Alistair Overeem
WWE's Chris Jericho accuses Brock Lesnar of taking a dive against Alistair Overeem
Brock Lesnar back to WWE? Dana White talks about it the possibility
Brock Lesnar may have suffered a broken rib during loss to Alistair Overeem
History in the Making: Brock Lesnar comes to the UFC and becomes the biggest star in MMA
With Brock Lesnar retiring, the UFC on FOX deal is more important than ever
Alistair Overeem proved he was the real deal by stopping Brock Lesnar
Alistair Overeem doesn't want to see Brock Lesnar retire from MMA
Donald Cerrone tells us he was told by Nate Diaz not to "do any of that gay wrestling sh*t"
Nate Diaz sets CompuStrike record for strikes in a three round fight against Donald Cerrone
Nate Diaz wants a title shot after beating Donald Cerrone
Johny Hendricks did to Jon Fitch what neither B.J. Penn nor Georges St. Pierre could do -- FINISH HIM!
Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos will be a treat for the fans
25,000 Xbox Live fans are not happy
Nate Diaz is rollin' in style
DREAM New Years 2011
Results and live fight coverage
Results recap: Fedor Emelianenko knocks out Satoshi Ishii to close New Year's show
Video of Fedor knocking Satoshi Ishii out
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC 141?
Sound off, Maniacs.