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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Eight not enough for Aldo, Torres revived

    Jake Rossen

    Every time a dominant champion is established, the same question comes up: Do audiences like seeing a man operating clearly above his competition, or do they grow bored if the suspense is leaking out of the bouts? Considering the purpose of titles is...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  7. WEC 51 postmortem

    Jake Rossen

    Every time a dominant champion is established, the same question comes up: Do audiences like seeing a man operating clearly above his competition, or do they grow bored if the suspense is leaking out of the bouts? Considering the purpose of titles is...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  8. ESPN primer: WEC 51

    Jake Rossen

    Watch mixed martial arts for any length of time and you'll discover how dizzying its effects can be on your enthusiasm. A fight like Frank Mir-Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, which dogged the weekend, can sink hearts. Thursday's Jose Aldo-Manny ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  9. WEC 51: An ESPN primer

    Jake Rossen

    Is Jose Aldo unbeatable? Perhaps not, but Manny Gamburyan may bring the fight of his life to WEC 51 on Thursday ... and still not walk away with Aldo's featherweight belt.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  10. Donald Cerrone's PR nightmare

    Jake Rossen

    Courtesy Sherdog.comThat'll leave a mark: Donald Cerrone's poor choice of words might damage his career.Donald Cerrone, cowboy hat usually perched over a charming smirk, seems like the kind of guy who doesn't take a serious sport so seriously: H...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  11. Donald Cerrone's PR nightmare

    Jake Rossen

    Donald Cerrone, cowboy hat usually perched over a charming smirk, seems like the kind of guy who doesn't take a serious sport so seriously: He's got that horse-wrangler ease of manner that Don Frye created a cottage industry out of. That vibe made ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2010
  12. Hamill hammered, Varner-Shalorus draw

    Jake Rossen

    In the eyes of many paying customers, Jamie Varner did enough to tarnish the undefeated record of Kamal Shalorus on Sunday. In the eyes of two ringside judges, he fell short. So did someone's prescription eyewear.It wasn't domination, but V...

    Blog | June 20, 2010
  13. 'Ultimate Fighter' finale/WEC 49 postmortem

    Jake Rossen

    In the eyes of many paying customers, Jamie Varner did enough to tarnish the undefeated record of Kamal Shalorus on Sunday. In the eyes of two ringside judges, he fell short. So did someone's prescription eyewear. It wasn't domination, but Varner ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  14. 'Ultimate Fighter' finale/WEC 49 primer

    Jake Rossen

    Daniel Herbertson for ESPN.comDo or die: Keith Jardine, right, is fighting for his place in the UFC on Saturday.If there's one story that stands out among the weekend's six hours of fight programming, it's the idea of Keith Jardine hav...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  15. 'Ultimate Fighter' finale/WEC 49 primer

    Jake Rossen

    If there's one story that stands out among the weekend's six hours of fight programming, it's the idea of Keith Jardine having one foot on the mat and the other dangling off the cliff. Jardine, an "Ultimate Fighter 2" runner-up from 2005, has had hi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  16. "Fighting" knocks out a percentage of the competition

    Jake Rossen

    Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Fight flicks: if you's seen one, you've seen 'em all. "Bloodsport"-meets-"90210" flick "Fighting" (very subtle) drummed up $11.4 million over the weekend, edging out the Jamie Foxx Oscar-bait drama "The Solois...

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2009