As trying of a year as it was on the hopes, dreams and psyches of MMA fans, 2012 still had an awful lot of notable things happen. More importantly, one of the sport's most talented crews have compiled their scrapbook of the past year in MMA. Photographer Esther Lin (along with life partner and videographer extraordinaire E. Casey Leydon) of All Elbows and MMAFighting.com has released her favorite shots of 2012 in a 10-minute highlight package, complete with a commentary track full of behind-the-scenes notes and contextual drama.
If you're here, you like MMA, and if you're human, you probably like great photography. Couple the two, kill 10 minutes and get a more uplifting look at a more picturesque side of last year.