Watch tonight’s WEC 47 post-fight presser live on MMAjunkie.com at 12:30 a.m. ET

World Extreme Cagefighting hosts a press conference following tonight’s “WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz” event, and you can watch the proceedings live right here on MMAjunkie.com.

The traditional post-fight presser, which takes place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, includes the night’s headliners, main-card winners, WEC officials and other key personnel from tonight’s Versus-televised event.

A live stream of the press conference is available at approximately 12:30 a.m. ET (9:30 p.m. PT).


World Extreme Cagefighting hosts a press conference following tonight’s “WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz” event, and you can watch the proceedings live right here on MMAjunkie.com.

The traditional post-fight presser, which takes place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, includes the night’s headliners, main-card winners, WEC officials and other key personnel from tonight’s Versus-televised event.

A live stream of the press conference is available at approximately 12:30 a.m. ET (9:30 p.m. PT).


After fixing mental game, WEC 47’s Jens Pulver knew retirement wasn’t the answer

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shortly after a swift submission loss to Josh Grispi at WEC 41 this past summer, Jens Pulver was stuck in a four-fight losing skid and hinted at a likely retirement.

One of MMA’s first superstars appeared on his way out, and Pulver was left contemplating what he called “the death of Lil’ Evil.”

It soon proved too much for the 35-year-old to bare, and after working with a doctor to diagnos and treat depression and anxiety issues, Pulver spoke to WEC officials, who then gave him a main-card slot at tonight’s WEC 47 event against fellow vet Javier Vazquez.


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shortly after a swift submission loss to Josh Grispi at WEC 41 this past summer, Jens Pulver was stuck in a four-fight losing skid and hinted at a likely retirement.

One of MMA’s first superstars appeared on his way out, and Pulver was left contemplating what he called “the death of Lil’ Evil.”

It soon proved too much for the 35-year-old to bare, and after working with a doctor to diagnos and treat depression and anxiety issues, Pulver spoke to WEC officials, who then gave him a main-card slot at tonight’s WEC 47 event against fellow vet Javier Vazquez.


Bum shoulder, empty pockets contributed to first loss for WEC 47’s Anthony Pettis

Every mixed martial artist reacts differently to his first career loss.

For WEC 47 competitor Anthony Pettis, a highly touted lightweight who meets WEC veteran Danny Castillo on the preliminary card of tonight’s event at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, his December split-decision defeat to Bart Palaszewski served as a wake-up call.

For “Showtime” it was proof that even a strong mind can’t make up for an injured body.


Every mixed martial artist reacts differently to his first career loss.

For WEC 47 competitor Anthony Pettis, a highly touted lightweight who meets WEC veteran Danny Castillo on the preliminary card of tonight’s event at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, his December split-decision defeat to Bart Palaszewski served as a wake-up call.

For “Showtime” it was proof that even a strong mind can’t make up for an injured body.


Champ Santiago, challenger Khalidov on weight for Sengoku Raiden Championships 12

Although overshadowed in North America by tonight’s World Extreme Cagefighting event, the Japanese-based World Victory Road promotion kicks off its 2010 schedule tomorrow with Sengoku Raiden Championships 12.

The event takes place at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, and all 16 fighters today successfully made weight for the show.

Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago weighed 182.1 pounds (82.6 kilograms), and challenger and fellow headliner Mamed Khalidov weighed 182.8 pounds (82.9 kg).


Although overshadowed in North America by tonight’s World Extreme Cagefighting event, the Japanese-based World Victory Road promotion kicks off its 2010 schedule tomorrow with Sengoku Raiden Championships 12.

The event takes place at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, and all 16 fighters today successfully made weight for the show.

Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago weighed 182.1 pounds (82.6 kilograms), and challenger and fellow headliner Mamed Khalidov weighed 182.8 pounds (82.9 kg).


UFC’s “Crazy” Tim Credeur yearns for the days of “no hold barred” (Updated)

Add UFC middleweight Tim Credeur to the list of
fighters who’d like to see stomps and knees to a downed opponent back
in MMA.

Yes, he knows; they’re not going to help the sport get mainstream
acceptance. But for a guy with the nickname “Crazy,” the techniques are
par for the course.

“I want to do some of those old IVC (International Vale Tudo
Championships) fights like where they had that net in the bottom of the
cage, and Wanderlei (Silva) was just stone jacking people into hockey
netting,” Credeur recently told MMAjunkie.com. “I’ve probably got to go to Russia or China or Yugoslavia to do that now.”


Add UFC middleweight Tim Credeur to the list of
fighters who’d like to see stomps and knees to a downed opponent back
in MMA.

Yes, he knows; they’re not going to help the sport get mainstream
acceptance. But for a guy with the nickname “Crazy,” the techniques are
par for the course.

“I want to do some of those old IVC (International Vale Tudo
Championships) fights like where they had that net in the bottom of the
cage, and Wanderlei (Silva) was just stone jacking people into hockey
netting,” Credeur recently told MMAjunkie.com. “I’ve probably got to go to Russia or China or Yugoslavia to do that now.”


UFC’s “Crazy” Tim Credeur yearns for the days of “no hold barred”

Add UFC middleweight Tim Credeur to the list of
fighters who’d like to see stomps and knees to a downed opponent back
in MMA.

Yes, he knows; they’re not going to help the sport get mainstream
acceptance. But for a guy with the nickname “Crazy,” the techniques are
par for the course.

“I want to do some of those old IVC (International Vale Tudo
Championships) fights like where they had that net in the bottom of the
cage, and Wanderlei (Silva) was just stone jacking people into hockey
netting,” Credeur recently told MMAjunkie.com. “I’ve probably got to go to Russia or China or Yugoslavia to do that now.”


Add UFC middleweight Tim Credeur to the list of
fighters who’d like to see stomps and knees to a downed opponent back
in MMA.

Yes, he knows; they’re not going to help the sport get mainstream
acceptance. But for a guy with the nickname “Crazy,” the techniques are
par for the course.

“I want to do some of those old IVC (International Vale Tudo
Championships) fights like where they had that net in the bottom of the
cage, and Wanderlei (Silva) was just stone jacking people into hockey
netting,” Credeur recently told MMAjunkie.com. “I’ve probably got to go to Russia or China or Yugoslavia to do that now.”