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  1. Making the case for TUF 13 coaches

    Jake Rossen

    Sherdog.com Urijah Faber already is a recognized star, but his newly minted UFC division deserves more exposure.There's no better direct-delivery system to popularize fighters (or fights) than coaching slots on Spike's 5-year-old "Ultimate ...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  2. Making the case for TUF 13 coaches

    Jake Rossen

    There's no better direct-delivery system to popularize fighters (or fights) than coaching slots on Spike's 5-year-old "Ultimate Fighter" franchise. With 12 hours and three months of basic-cable promotion, it beats HBO's "24/7" series in volume alone....

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. UFC 122/WEC 51: An ESPN primer

    Jake Rossen

    Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.comAlready a big draw, Urijah Faber can pave the way to stardom as a UFC bantamweight on Saturday.Watching a television program that has already been canceled can be a depressing experience. What happens to the talent -- in this...

    Blog | November 10, 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. 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
  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
  9. Faber wins for losing, Aldo, Pulver, more

    Jake Rossen

    AP Photo/Jeff ChiuMike Brown's two wins over Urijah Faber leave little reason for a rubber match.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 ...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  10. 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
  11. Tonight: Live WEC Coverage

    Jake Rossen

    WEC's pay-per-view worthy main event rematch between Urijah Faber and Mike Brown caps a terrific lighter-weight card. Check back here for on-the-spot fight previews, updates after every round, and no end of inappropriate remarks.Coming Up: Josh ...

    Blog | June 07, 2009
  12. Tonight: Live WEC Coverage

    Jake Rossen

    WEC's pay-per-view worthy main event rematch between Urijah Faber and Mike Brown caps a terrific lighter-weight card. Check back here for on-the-spot fight previews, updates after every round, and no end of inappropriate remarks. Coming Up: Josh Gri...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2009
  13. 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. Af...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Back Against the Mat: WEC/Strikeforce weekend edition

    Jake Rossen

    Some fighters have more to lose than money. This weekend's biggest risk-takers: Nick Diaz (Strikeforce) A win against Scott Smith validates a move to middleweight and leads to potentially bigger, CBS-fueled paydays against the likes of Robbie Lawle...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2009