On this week’s edition of Rings Radio, Shooter and Scorcho discuss the fallout from UFC 144, how much time Rampage has left, Frankie Edgar moving down to 145 (or not), and how important purchasing the WEC was for the UFC.
This week “King” Mo Lawal joins the guys,discusses his status and his plans for his future in Strikeforce. Also, one of our favorite guests, MMA Judge Richard Bertrand joins us and gives his opinion of the WEC/UFC merger. He also talks about his next assignment at UFC 122 in Germany. The “Sack” is overflowing. Be sure to give a listen and give our sponsors some love. We’ll see you again in three weeks.
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This week, UFC president Dana White announced that the WEC would be merging with the UFC. The UFC would take on it’s fighters (most of it’s fighters, anyway), it’s weight divisions, and it’s champions (with the exception of the lightweight title which will be decided in a pseudo-tournament between Frankie Edgar, Gray Maynard, Ben Henderson, and Anthony Pettis. The announcement has come as a surprise to many, and is leading to a great deal of excitement. UFC execs are excited, the WEC fighters are excited, most MMA fans are excited. Hell, who wouldn’t be excited?
Me, that’s who.