— WEC’s fighters are already seeing some benefits from their promotion’s first foray into pay-per-view. Though performance bonuses have totaled just $10,000 for recent WEC events, Zuffa handed out end-of-night bumps worth $65,000 following WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber. Picking up the hefty checks were: Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung for their epic Fight of the Night brawl that ended in a controversial decision win for Garcia; Manny Gamburyan for shocking the world with his first-round Knockout of the Night against Mike Brown; and reigning lightweight champ Ben Henderson, for his quick guillotine choke Submission of the Night over Donald Cerrone.
— Only one bout from the 11-fight card didn’t get airtime on Saturday night: Former bantamweight title challenger Takeya Mizugaki handed Rani Yahya his second straight loss during the prelims, edging out the Brazilian by unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27).
— Dana White was so hot on Jose Aldo after Saturday night’s main event that he’s already talking about a three-title reign. "I had heard that he wants to move down a weight class, win that belt and then go to 155 to fight BJ in the UFC," White said during the post-event press conference. "If he can do that, I don’t know if he can cut that weight and make that light a weight division, but he’d be the first guy to win three titles in three different weight divisions." We’re all for ludicrously overblown hype, but can we wait until Aldo makes a couple more title defenses in his own division first?
— In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Dana explained why former featherweight champ Mike Brown may not have looked like himself in his fight against Gamburyan:
"I hate talking about this kind of stuff because I don’t like taking anything away from Manny Gamburyan who went in there and knocked him out tonight and looked great doing it. But before the fight started, I was sitting next to Jake Shields and Mark DellaGrotte and both guys said to me ‘(Brown) might lose tonight.’ He’s got a lot of personal problems, his girlfriend broke up with him, he skipped camp for like 14 days. He’s got some personal problems that he’s dealing with right now and this isn’t basketball or baseball where you lose and say ‘Ah, we still got 130 games left so it’s all good.’ In fighting you’re only as good as your last fight and you have to be physically, mentally and emotionally ready every time you go in there and I don’t think that was the case with him tonight. I think he’s one of the best in the world, I think he’s got some personal problems right now but I’m sure he’ll be back as soon as he sorts them out."
— Dana also clarified his status with Jake Shields, who he was very chummy with on Saturday, saying that Strikeforce still has 45-60 days to negotiate with their middleweight champ before he enters free-agency.
— And speaking of the UFC, White confirmed that despite his infuriating showing in Abu Dhabi, Anderson Silva will headline UFC 117 (August 7th, Oakland) against Chael Sonnen. "Listen, he’s our guy, he’s the champion," White said. "Hopefully that never happens again."