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The MMA Beat looks at year that was, year ahead in mixed martial arts

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On this year's final episode of "The MMA Beat," the panel looks back at the year that was in mixed martial arts. What was their story of the year? Fighter of the year? Highlights and lowlights? All that and much more on a somewhat bizarre campaign for the sport.

Plus, we also look ahead to what is already shaping up to be a fascinating 2013 for MMA.

Joining us this episode were Mike Chiappetta and Luke Thomas of MMAFighting.com, Chuck Mindenhall of ESPN.com.

You can now download the show via iTunes. Subscribe to our video feed here, while you can subscribe to the audio feed here.

Credits: Photos courtesy of: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports, Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports, Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports, Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports, Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports;Footage courtesy of: Zuffa, LLC, Showtime; Music courtesy of: APM Music.