Urijah Faber Offers His Picks For WEC 51

“The California Kid” Urijah Faber offers his thoughts on this Thursday’s matchups for “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan and touches on the power of Aldo’s kicks which have kept him out for months.
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“The California Kid” Urijah Faber offers his thoughts on this Thursday’s matchups for “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan and touches on the power of Aldo’s kicks which have kept him out for months.

HT: Heavy.com

Watch today’s WEC 51 fighter weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie.com at 7 p.m. ET

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Official fighter weigh-ins for WEC 51 take place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. MT local time).

Today’s festivities take place at at the 1STBANK…

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Official fighter weigh-ins for WEC 51 take place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. MT local time).

Today’s festivities take place at at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo., and feature all the event’s competitors, including WEC featherweight champ Jose Aldo and fellow headliner Manny Gamburyan.

In addition to the video stream, you can get live updates in our text-only results post on the MMAjunkie.com homepage.


Strikeforce confirms Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith for "Henderson vs. Babalu"

Scott Smith just got an upgrade in opponent.

After an initial agreement to face up-and-comer Jesse Finney, Smith has
now been tapped to meet recent Strikeforce acquisition Paul Daley at “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu.”

The event takes place Dec….

Scott Smith just got an upgrade in opponent.

After an initial agreement to face up-and-comer Jesse Finney, Smith has
now been tapped to meet recent Strikeforce acquisition Paul Daley at “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu.”

The event takes place Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Strikeforce officials today announced the change in plans.


Reminder: Urijah Faber Q&A Session and WEC 51 Weigh-Ins Live Right Here Starting at 6:00 pm ET

Just a reminder that we will be streaming the Q&A session featuring former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber at 6:00 pm ET tonight, followed by the WEC: Aldo vs. Gamburyan weigh-ins at 7:00 pm ET.
What prophetic words will Urijah polarize …

Just a reminder that we will be streaming the Q&A session featuring former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber at 6:00 pm ET tonight, followed by the WEC: Aldo vs. Gamburyan weigh-ins at 7:00 pm ET.

What prophetic words will Urijah polarize the crowd with?

Is his move to bantamweight a permanent one?

What size chin strap does he wear on his wrestling helmet?

Did his crazy street fight in Bali really happen or did he recycle a scene from Fist of Fury and insert himself in the place of Bruce Lee?

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These questions and more will be answered after the jump.

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Miguel Torres Ecko Unlimited Office Enforcer

Ecko Unlimited has apparently hired former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres to enforce their work policies in their New York office. When they say “Casual Friday” Ecko Unlimited really means “Casual Friday.”
Torres will take on Charlie Valencia on Thursday night at WEC 51 in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Ecko Unlimited has apparently hired former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres to enforce their work policies in their New York office. When they say “Casual Friday” Ecko Unlimited really means “Casual Friday.”

Torres will take on Charlie Valencia on Thursday night at WEC 51 in Broomfield, Colorado.

Fedor Still Looking For Overeem Fight, Overeem’s Management Calls M-1/Fedor A Joke

“The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko (32-2) recently answered fan questions in a Q&A article found on Mixfight.ru. Fedor is still looking for a rematch with Fabricio Werdum and a shot at Alistair Overeem.
Here are a couple of the highlights from the article.
When asked when he’ll face current Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem, Fedor replied “I […]

Fedor_training_09“The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko (32-2) recently answered fan questions in a Q&A article found on Mixfight.ru. Fedor is still looking for a rematch with Fabricio Werdum and a shot at Alistair Overeem.

Here are a couple of the highlights from the article.

When asked when he’ll face current Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem, Fedor replied “I do not know when … I know that he refuses …”

Asked about his next bout, Fedor answers “To date, Strike Force organization could not offer me a serious opponent. Alistair Overeem finds various excuses from our fight. The remaining stars have lost in recent battles, and so the organization does not express a desire to put them against me. And Fabricio Werdum had the surgery and also not yet ready to act. In addition, under a contract with this organization, I was one fight.”

(HT: LowKick.com for the find)

Alistair Overeem’s manager Bas Boon was quick to respond to the article on Facebook.

“15 months we want to fight Fedor, but Fedor wanted (none strikeforce title holder) Rogers instead, then after Alistair destroys Rogers, Fedor fights Werdrum? Alistair goes to challenge the winner , which is Werdrum. Fedor only want rematch with Werdrum and not fight with Alistair.

“Werdum out with injury, we still want to fight Fedor, but he refuses. Then when we finally decided to particpate in K-1 and make the news official, M-1/ Fedor wants to fight Overeem 2 days after Alistair and GG make an official statement that he will fight in the K-1 WGP, what a joke M1/Fedor!!”

Boon is the head of Golden Glory, a Dutch kickboxing and mma camp which is home to Overeem.

It looks like a case of he said, she said really. Although there are some similarities between this and last years UFC/M-1 negotiations about who said what.

The only person who hasn’t made a statement is Fedor’s manager Vadim Finkelstein, the one that is supposed to negotiate these fights for the Russian heavyweight. Love is blind they say.