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WEC ppv's...1 down, 0 left?

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Now don't get me wrong, I LOVED WEC 48 as much as the next guy.  The entire card, from top to bottom, was loaded with exciting, meaningful, fights.  We were able to see the #1,2,3,8, and 14 ranked Featherweights fight.  We were able to see the #6,7,8,13, 19 ranked Bantamweights.  We were able to see 4 always entertaining, young prospects in the LW division.  It was a perfect PPV...

But what comes next, as far as their next pay-per-view is concerned?  Jose Aldo has virtually wiped out the 145 lbs division by beating Brown and Faber, with the only true title contender being Manny Gamburyan.  It seems as though every guy at 155 has fought each other at least once (Henderson has fought Cerrone, Varner, Njokuani, and Roller in his last 5 fights).  135 probably has the most options.  Cruz is a fresh face for the division and has the most options for challengers with Jorgenson, Mizugaki, and Benavidez all making cases for a title shot.

With all this said, I don't see where the WEC can have another successful PPV without scheduling unnecessary super fights (Torres vs. Faber, Brown vs. Torres, Aldo vs. Torres ect..).  Those fights would work great for another PPV, but once one of those guys (Faber, Torres, Brown) losses again, I think they lose any ability to be considered a contender.

So what does the WEC do from here?  Do wait till the end of the year to hold another PPV and hope that some contenders emerge?  Even if contenders do emerge, will it be enough to carry a PPV?  Is there anyone else the WEC can sign to add name recognition to their roster, thus bolstering PPV buys?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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