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WEC 48 Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The CSAC has revealed the official fighter payouts from WEC 48. The total disclosed payout was $336,500 with the biggest share-$40,000-going to Jose Aldo.
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 4:11PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
WEC officials still mum on pay-per-view future, plan five more 2010 cards on Versus
(mmajunkie.com)
The WEC took a major risk with this past weekend's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event. Company officials obviously had the unenviable challenge of trying to determine the best way to do the unthinkable: convince consumers to pay for a product they were used to receiving for free. Initial estimates from various media outlets have suggested WEC 48 did between 150,000-200,000 buys, though WEC officials have declined to comment on the subject. Nevertheless, it's back to Versus in June for the first of five more 2010 fight cards, and UFC/WEC president Dana White said it will be business as usual. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:22PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
White says WEC's Henderson deserves top ranking, doesn't expect media to follow suit
(mmajunkie.com)
While both UFC and WEC officials have consistently denied any and all reports of a potential merger between the two organizations, there is one undeniable challenge created by the dual fight promotions. How do you manage two separate 155-pound divisions? UFC president Dana White recently said that the promotions will likely one day merge the two divisions into the UFC, but for now, he's got another idea for his top WEC lightweights: send them to Japan. "What I need to do is send them somewhere else so they can become ranked No. 2 and then bring them back," White joked with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "That's what I really need to do."
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 10:24AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Report: 'Aldo vs. Faber' Draws 150k-200k PPV Buys According to Early Estimates
(cagepotato.com)
According to new reports on Heavy and f4wonline, early estimates indicate that Saturday's "Aldo vs. Faber" event generated between 150,000 and 200,000 buys. In other words (assuming the estimates are accurate), the WEC's first attempt at pay-per-view was a smashing success. A couple points to put those numbers in perspective: — 150k-200k is not too far off from the 240,000 buys that UFC 110 pulled in, with its roster full of MMA stars. — Affliction did no more than 100,000 buys with its first event. As a starting point for WEC-product on pay-per-view, it's very encouraging, and proves that Zuffa knows how to promote and package their fights. Now that fans know the WEC is worth their money, Zuffa is in an even better position for the next time they want to charge us...
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:28AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
WEC 48 ratings: "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" draws 1 million viewers to Spike TV
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV's two-fight preliminary card broadcast of this past weekend's WEC 48 event drew an average audience of 1 million viewers, according to Spike TV officials. The broadcast was the debut of the WEC on Spike TV, though the fight promotion's brand was completely removed for the event. "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" served as a teaser for the evening's pay-per-view broadcast. The one-hour broadcast featured a highly entertaining matchup between featherweights Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung, as well as a lightweight contest between Anthony Pettis and Alex Karalexis. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 6:04PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
After WEC's Griffin vs. Bonnar moment, White says he's willing to arrange a rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
A little more than five years ago, then-UFC hopefuls Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar contested one of the most entertaining bouts in the organization's history at the first-ever The Ultimate Fighter Finale – the night the UFC first aired live on Spike TV. This past Saturday night, Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung engaged in an equally rousing affair while placed in a similar position: the lead in for "Aldo vs. Faber," the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view event. Following the event, UFC president Dana White expressed his gratitude for the performance and said he wouldn't mind letting "Bad Boy" and "The Korean Zombie" do it again. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 3:16PM by runningman08 - 15 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
White says Aldo one of world's best, WEC champion's next move uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
If nothing else, WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has options. After a dominating five-round victory over former champion Urijah Faber at this past Saturday's WEC 48 event, UFC president Dana White said he was so impressed with "Junior" that he's already considering where the Brazilian phenom would rank in both the bantamweight and lightweight divisions. As for the humble Aldo, he'll just sit back and wait to hear what's next. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 12:33PM by runningman08 - 18 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 48's Mike Brown says nothing interfered with his camp for Manny Gamburyan
(mmajunkie.com)
Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown says he was not distracted by personal issues leading into his fight with Manny Gamburyan this past Saturday at WEC 48. After Brown suffered a first-round knockout to Gamburyan, UFC president Dana White told reporters that the former champion suffered personal problems in training camp and said he was tipped off to the issue by Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields and famed MMA trainer Mark DellaGrotte. "I'm not sure where everything's coming from," Brown today told MMAjunkie.com. "I've talked to Jake before, and I know Mark. Everybody has issues going on but it wasn't a factor in my fight." Full Article
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 8:51PM by runningman08 - 8 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, Interviews
 
Urijah Faber's Hometown Paper Tells Him to Retire
(mmafighting.com)
One of the tough things about combat sports is that fighters compete so infrequently that every single loss seems like the end of the world. In other sports athletes can usually end a losing streak the next day or the next week, but in fighting losses take on added significance because you won't get a chance to win again for months.
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 10:32AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Dana White OK with WEC champ Jose Aldo's non-finish, open to 135-pound and UFC bids
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's first title defense wasn't exactly a nail-biter. But it didn't come close to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's much-maligned UFC 112 performance, said UFC president Dana White. The UFC figurehead conceded a finish would have been nice, though. After a night filled with barnburners, Aldo's decision win ended WEC 48 on a conservative note. "Obviously the main event is always the big topper," White said of Aldo's fight with Urijah Faber. "I think [Aldo] could have finished that fight. I think he was being very – I'll call it extremely cautious." Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:09PM by runningman08 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says WEC 48's Mike Brown battling personal problems
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown is back to the drawing board after his second consecutive loss, which came to Manny Gamburyan Saturday at WEC 48. And though Brown asked to return to the cage as quickly as possible after losing his WEC belt to Jose Aldo this past November, UFC president Dana White learned the former champion is wrestling with personal demons that took a sizable chunk off his training time for this weekend's fight. The people who tipped him off might surprise you. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 2:06PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
White reveals that Versus, Spike TV agreements reason for brandless fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After several days avoiding the question to the best of his ability, UFC president Dana White finally revealed the true reason "Aldo vs. Faber" was held without any brand connection to the WEC. TV exposure. "[The WEC and UFC] are two different brands on two different networks," White said. "Even though they're owned by the same company, they're two different brands owned by the same company. The networks aren't going to let us do it." Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 1:24PM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Are UFC-WEC joint shows on the horizon? Dana White says he has "long-term gameplan"
(mmajunkie.com)
This past Saturday's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event benefited from a promotional push from its sister promotion – the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As MMAjunkie.com previously reported, the reason was simple: to get some preliminary fights on Spike TV as a teaser to the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view event, the WEC branding had to be stripped. But what about a next step in the UFC-WEC relationship? Could we ever see UFC and WEC fighters competing on the same card? Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 1:22PM by runningman08 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 48 bonuses: Gamburyan, Henderson, Garcia and Jung earn record $65K awards
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Manny Gamburyan, Benson Henderson, Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung each earned $65,000 bonuses – the largest in World Extreme Cagefighting history – for their performances at Saturday's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event. Gamburyan earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Henderson picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Garcia and Jung earned "Fight of the Night" honors. MMAjunkie.com learned of the winners and bonus amounts in the night's post-fight press conference. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:15AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
"Aldo vs. Faber" sets WEC records with 14,144 fans and $1 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former WEC champion Urijah Faber fell short in his quest to dethrone surging champion Jose Aldo at Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" event, but "The California Kid" helped deliver another successful live gate in his home town of Sacramento, Calif. According to UFC and WEC president Dana White, the event, informally known as WEC 48, drew 14,144 fans to ARCO Arena, a figure that netted a gate of $1 million. If the numbers hold true when verified later this week by the California State Athletic Commission, each figure is a new WEC record. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:12AM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
"Aldo vs. Faber" to feature WEC-record $65K "Fight Night" bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
Much has been made in recent days of promotion official's decision to handle "Aldo vs. Faber" more like a UFC event than a WEC fight card. While some have questioned the strategy, there are at least 22 people who have no problem with the decision. That would be the 22 fighters on tonight's pay-per-view card, who will be competing with a WEC-record set of $65,000 "Fight Night" bonuses on the line. Full Article
Submitted Apr 24, 2010 1:35PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
WEC 48 weigh-in results: All fighters make weight
(mmajunkie.com)
Today's festivities took place at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif., the same venue that hosts Saturday's first-ever pay-per-view-televised WEC event with a championship headliner between WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and ex-champ Urijah Faber.
Submitted Apr 23, 2010 7:30PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Global versions of "The Ultimate Fighter" could focus on talent for the WEC
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – UFC president Dana White has long promised that he along with his fight promotion, he is also bringing "The Ultimate Fighter" global. But while the U.S. version of the show, currently airing its 11th season on Spike TV, focuses on the various weight classes utilized by the UFC, White said forthcoming versions of the show in other countries will likely feed talent to the lighter weight classes of the WEC. Full Article
Submitted Apr 23, 2010 2:14PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
No WEC, no problem; Dana White says missing logo all part of master plan
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view event draws near, the big guns from both the WEC and UFC have descended upon Sacramento, Calif., to begin final preparations for the April 24 event. But while WEC stars Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber, Ben Henserson and Donald Cerrone joined UFC president Dana White today at ARCO Arena for a pre-event press conference, there was one noticeable absence. The WEC logo. Full Article
Submitted Apr 23, 2010 12:57PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, Interviews, UFC
 
"Countdown to Aldo vs. Faber" debuts tonight on Versus, replays available all week
(mmajunkie.com)
As a reminder, "Countdown to Aldo vs. Faber," which previews this Saturday's first-ever WEC pay-per-view event in Sacramento, Calif., debuts tonight on Versus, with replays scheduled for Versus, MTV2 and Spike TV throughout the week. The hour-long special airs first at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. The program also airs tonight on MTV2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and late night/early Thursday morning at 12 a.m. ET/PT on Spike TV. Full Article
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 12:37PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
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