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  1. Urijah Faber's fresh start

    Jake Rossen

    If Thursday's WEC 52 event existed primarily for Urijah Faber to prove himself all over again, it was justified. Faber submitted Takeya Mizugaki in the first round, building anticipation for the UFC debut of him and his weight class next year.[+...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  2. WEC 52: Urijah Faber's fresh start

    Jake Rossen

    The strange case of Urijah Faber -- bankable MMA star teetering on the brink of irrelevance -- took a turn Thursday night in Las Vegas. The WEC's onetime welterweight champ proved he could be the UFC's future bantamweight king.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  3. 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
  4. Ratings that tell a story

    Jake Rossen

    Taro Irei for Sherdog.comSatoshi Ishii helped spike Dream's vital signs, but the promotion is still just hanging on.The attention paid to any non-UFC product is usually a pretty good measure of the truly devoted fan base both here and abroad. If you&...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  5. Ratings that tell a story

    Jake Rossen

    The attention paid to any non-UFC product is usually a pretty good measure of the truly devoted fan base both here and abroad. If you're a die-hard, it would've been hard to miss the WEC's offering last week, which brought in nearly 500,000 viewers. ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  6. The pound-for-pound debate continues

    Jake Rossen

    Jose Aldo making an ER patient out of Manny Gamburyan last Thursday reignited the most inexhaustible conversation in this sport: who can be called the best "pound-for-pound" fighter around. (The idea being of, if weight were no issue, who possesses t...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  7. The pound-for-pound debate continues

    Jake Rossen

    Jose Aldo making an ER patient out of Manny Gamburyan last Thursday reignited the most inexhaustible conversation in this sport: who can be called the best "pound-for-pound" fighter around. (The idea being of, if weight were no issue, who possesses t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2010
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. ESPN/Sherdog's coverage of WEC 48

    Jake Rossen

    If the WEC's new asking price of $44.95 is proving to be too much for your financial stability, check this space beginning at 10 p.m. ET Saturday for live, up-to-the-Munchkin coverage of "Aldo vs. Faber."

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2010
  13. WEC 41 postmortem: Urijah Faber wins for losing, Jose Aldo, Jens ...

    Jake Rossen

    If Urijah Faber absolutely had to lose to Mike Brown on Sunday in Sacramento, this was the way to do it: go out only after stretching Brown through five exhausting rounds, getting your licks and leaving some measure of doubt in fans' minds over the o...

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  14. ESPN primer: WEC 41

    Jake Rossen

    Courtesy Josh Hedges/Zuffa/UFC Jose Aldo can make a case for himself as a legit challenger at 145 with a win on Sunday.Hoping the WEC will do for the network what the UFC has done for Spike -- namely, making it a destination for nerdy males 18-34 eve...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  15. Red ink: Faber-Brown II

    Jake Rossen

    In November, then-WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber bounced into his first fight with Mike Brown slapping hands, singing and looking very relaxed -- relaxed enough to be a guy on his way to dinner. Turns out he was on his way to the dentist. ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  16. ESPN primer: WEC 41

    Jake Rossen

    Hoping the WEC will do for the network what the UFC has done for Spike -- namely, making it a destination for nerdy males 18-34 everywhere -- Versus will broadcast a pay-per-view-worthy main event Sunday from Sacramento, Calif., when former champion ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2009