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  1. The kick heard 'round the world

    Jake Rossen

    I have a distinct memory of the first time my jaw went slack watching a mixed martial arts fight. I was 16, give or take a year, and a trip to the video store -- which has long since been paved over -- had netted a desperation rental of UFC 2. I do n...

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  2. Cruz control, Pettis breaks out, more

    Jake Rossen

    Yeah. That kick.Going into Thursday's final WEC event, Anthony Pettis was not the name that received the same heavy rotation as his opponent, champion Benson Henderson: It was Henderson who discussed facing the UFC champion in a unification bout...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  3. WEC 53 postmortem: Cruz control, Pettis breaks out, more

    Jake Rossen

    Yeah. That kick. Going into Thursday's final WEC event, Anthony Pettis was not the name that received the same heavy rotation as his opponent, champion Benson Henderson: It was Henderson who discussed facing the UFC champion in a unification bout, H...

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  4. ESPN Primer: WEC 53

    Jake Rossen

    Mike Roach/Getty ImagesLast call: Benson Henderson helps close the show for WEC when he meets Anthony Pettis. Thursday night will be the final time Zuffa will promote fights under the World Extreme Cagefighting banner. It marks the end of a foundatio...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  5. ESPN Primer: WEC 53

    Jake Rossen

    Thursday night will be the final time Zuffa will promote fights under the World Extreme Cagefighting banner. It marks the end of a foundation built almost exclusively for 155-pound and under fighters, traditionally the most talented (and least recogn...

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  6. Ten UFC/WEC merger perks

    Jake Rossen

    Barring Josh Koscheck's taking a vow of silence, the news of a merger between the UFC and WEC should continue to dominate the sports conversation this week. ("Merger" might be too generous a word, as it hints at equality. The UFC swallowed its precoc...

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  7. UFC, WEC in happy mat-trimony

    Jake Rossen

    The problem with publicly criticizing privately owned companies is the ignorance of their details. But in the case of the exhaustively discussed idea of a merger between the UFC and the WEC, observers did not necessarily require a MBA -- or even a G...

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  8. Does the WEC still matter?

    Jake Rossen

    In the world of MMA, there's the UFC and then there's everyone else. Can a minnow promotion like the WEC continue to exist and thrive? Sherdog thinks so.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2009