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Poll results: MMA 20 questions

Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands celebrates his first

Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands celebrates his first round TKO victory over Brock Lesnar shortly after their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison) (Credit: AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Alistair Overeem won't win the UFC heavyweight title in 2013, MMA will be legalized in New York and Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title at least once more before retiring -- based on poll results in our 20 MMA questions interactive.

Of course, any man or woman of science will tell you that Internet poll results are not exactly accurate. But this isn't about exact science. It's about taking the temperature of MMA fans who came across this feature.

Below are the questions and results. Look for a new round of MMA voting interactives in the coming weeks.

Strikeforce will continue to exist beyond the life of its current broadcast deal with Showtime.
40% YES
60% NO

The refereeing of MMA fights has never been better than it is now.
69% YES
31% NO

Alistair Overeem (pictured above) will win the UFC heavyweight title in 2013.
45% YES
55% NO

All pro MMA fighters should be tested before fights and periodically when they are not training or have begun preparing for their next fight.
81% YES
19% NO

Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter" is good for ratings but sends the wrong message about championship bouts.
65% YES
35% NO

Chris Weidman will win the UFC middleweight title in 2013.
39% YES
61% NO

MMA will be legalized in New York in 2013.
67% YES
33% NO

The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is an unfair practice for fighters, whether or not a doctor approves and prescribes it.
68% YES
32% NO

"The Ultimate Fighter" series has run its course for both the well-invested and the casual fan.
61% YES
39% NO

Georges St-Pierre should get the first superfight against Anderson Silva instead of Jon Jones.
67% YES
33% NO

Anderson Silva will retire before he defends his UFC middleweight title again.
28% YES
72% NO

The increased number of fight cards put on by the UFC has a direct correlation to the increased number of injuries and the subsequent changes to fight nights.
65% YES
35% NO

There should be a weight class implemented in between light heavyweight (205 pounds) and heavyweight (265 pounds).
51% YES
49% NO

There are enough quality female fighters now to create a division in the UFC.
40% YES
60% NO

At least one new champion will be crowned in the UFC before 2012 ends.
71% YES
29% NO

Bellator's popularity and profile will dramatically increase in 2013 when its events begin airing on Spike.
69% YES
28% NO

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will fight in MMA at least once more.
33% YES
67% NO

The World Series of Fighting, which debuts Nov. 3, will develop into a legitimate MMA promotion with some staying power, both financially and athletically.
41% YES
59% NO

The 12-6 elbow should no longer be an illegal strike under the unified rules of mixed martial arts.
57% YES
43% NO

Former MMA fighters make for the best judges to score fights.
79% YES
21% NO
 

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