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UFC's Kenny Florian Takes Commentator Spot for WEC 49

UFC lightweight Kenny Florian will handle the commentating duties for WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus on the Versus cable network. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Tuesday with sources close to the...

Kamal Shalorus Traces His Strength to Life on the Farm in Iran

When a young American athlete wants to get stronger, he heads to the weight room. Kamal Shalorus built his muscles a different way. Growing up in the small town of Khalkhal in Northern Iran,...

WEC 49 Fight Card: Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus

All the bouts for the WEC 49 fight card has been confirmed for the WEC-Versus event taking place June 20 at the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Former lightweight champion Jamie Varner...

Jamie Varner: Kamal Shalorus Is the Toughest Guy You've Never Heard Of

Six days before he faces Kamal Shalorus at WEC 49 on Sunday night, Jamie Varner made a comment that speaks volumes about why it's such a dangerous fight for him. "Kamal is the toughest guy you've...

Eight Years in the Making, Mark Hominick and Yves Jabouin Finally Meet at WEC 49

With the WEC's first foray north of the border, it was only natural the promotion put some Canadians on the card. On Sunday, at WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus, the co-main event will feature a pair...

WEC Beware: A Phenom on One Good Leg, Now Josh Grispi's Healthy

At 21 years old, Josh Grispi is a grizzled veteran with big wins on his record, a horrific injury in his past and now, he hopes, a stirring comeback story. The kid they call "The Fluke" actually...

Chris Horodecki Looking to Set Record Straight at WEC 49

MMA Fighting recently spoke to WEC lightweight Chris Horodecki about Sunday's fight at WEC 49 against Ed Ratcliff. Horodecki, the former IFL lightweight star, talked about his poor performance...

Ed Ratcliff Off WEC 49; Newcomer Danny Downes to Fight Chris Horodecki

Just five days before the WEC's debut event in Canada, main-card fighter Ed Ratcliff has pulled out of his lightweight bout with Canadian Chris Horodecki due to an undisclosed injury. WEC general...

WEC Newcomer Danny Downes Ready to Go 'International' Against Horodecki

When Danny Downes picked up the phone early Tuesday afternoon and was told there was a spot for him on Sunday's WEC 49 card if he was up for it, his affirmative response came quickly. "Obviously, I...

Is Renan Barao WEC's Next Superstar? Jose Aldo Thinks So

Renan Barao was just a fresh-faced 18-year-old when he made his professional MMA debut in Natal, Brazil, losing by unanimous decision. Apparently, he responds well to adversity, because he has not...

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