You know the old saying: "You win some, you lose some."
Unless, of course, you're the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) at the ESPN "ESPY Awards." Then you don't win anything. Ever. Especially when you're competing against the sport of boxing for "Best Fighter."
That distinction belongs to Floyd Mayweather.
Unfortunately, he wasn't available to pick up his trophy, as "Money" is currently doing time at the Clark County Detention Center after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and no contest to two harassment charges for a 2010 domestic violence incident involving the mother of three of his kids.
Manny Pacquiao, who lost some of his luster after a controversial split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, was not among this year's nominees.
Mayweather beat out Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, as well as fellow pugilist and reigning WBA and WBC Super-Middleweight Champion Andre Ward.
UFC Lightweight Edson Barboza was also nominated for "Best Play" after pasting Terry Etim at UFC 142 via spinning wheelkick, but was fouled out by Indiana Hoosier forward Christian Watford for his three-point heroics against Kentucky.
Maybe next year.
Well fight fans, let's get some feedback on these results. Anyone think the best man won? Or is MMA still not mainstream enough to pull out the win, regardless of merit?