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Injury to Bowles Could Keep WEC Belt Out of Circulation For A Little While

Brian Bowles WEC champ
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There’s nothing worse than when a dramatic upset victory in a title fight is followed by an injury to the new champion that keeps both him and the belt sidelined for an extended period of time.  Well, actually I guess getting AIDS would be worse than that.  Or when you’re walking around your house in the middle of the night and you stub your toe.  Or losing your wallet, that really sucks.  Okay, so there are lots of things worse than having the new champ out with an injury, but it’s still a bummer.

According to the list of medical suspensions following WEC 42, new bantamweight champ Brian Bowles — who didn’t exactly get rich with Sunday’s win — broke his left hand and could be out until February of 2010.  There’s a chance that he could get it cleared by a doctor before then and render that suspension meaningless, but that’s not terribly likely unless he has special mutant bones that heal much faster than a normal human’s, possibly due to that time he was struck by lightning while holding some nuclear waste during a solar eclipse.

If Bowles is out until early 2010 or longer, you have to imagine that the WEC is going to be tempted to go with an interim title.  The WEC just doesn’t have enough draws without one of their main titles up for grabs, and they aren’t going to make a successful move to pay-per-view purely on the basis of the featherweight strap.

But interim titles always feel like a fraud.  Everyone knows it’s not the real thing, and yet we have to smile and be polite anyway.  It’s like sitting through dinner with the married couple who clearly hates each other but is doing everything they can to put up a decent front for two hours.

Allow us to offer an alternative: the interim title belt buckle.  It’s not a big, flashy gold belt.  It’s just a modest accessory, perhaps made of silver, with the words “Interim Champ” clearly emblazoned on it.  Maybe there could also be a picture of an eagle or a grizzly bear.  Not only would it be an award more suitable for the accomplishment, but it could also be pretty damn functional.  Who couldn’t use a nice belt buckle to remind them of the time they were sort of/not really the champion?

Think about it, WEC.


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portland mma- August 12, 2009 at 7:55 am
says the guy named jeffro
TheHuytonHandGrenade- August 12, 2009 at 6:34 am
Just a thought but when reading that it looked as if you was placing losing your wallet and stubbing your toe as worse than catching THE AIDS. Like i said just a thought.
Ouch That hurts- August 12, 2009 at 4:04 am
How about a "People's Warrior" belt? That would be so sweeeet!
Jeffro- August 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm
portland - Get back to work you fucking hippy. Here's $7. Get a godamn haircut.
KidDinomite- August 11, 2009 at 7:57 pm
It's nature's law that if you knock someone with a mullet out, your hand automatically breaks.
Sheps- August 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm
What the shit is this, Bowles barely threw more then 20 punches that night. Torres must have a really hard face, I think it's the super mexi-tash.
Spacebump- August 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Hacky sack rules. Recognize.
Organ Donor- August 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm
Torres was correct when he predicted that Bowles would break his hand on Torres' forehead, but incorrect in predicting that he'd be laughing when it happened.
omunto- August 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm
"Edit: I'd rather get the site working faster than quicker news posts. FUCK SO SLOW."

825IVER- August 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm
att guys hit hard as hell.
Jubbie- August 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm
Does Bowles train at ATT as well? They've got some quality power down there in Florida.

I really don't give a shit if CP isn't on things super quick. You come here for what you said in the first half of your post not CNN BREAKING NEWS-style blurbs.

Edit: I'd rather get the site working faster than quicker news posts. FUCK SO SLOW.
portland mma- August 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm
LOL gotta love somebody stereotyping your location. I'm not a vegan, don't play hackey sack, I take showers and I'm at work right now, so maybe I should tell him your mouth is ready for his ball's.
K.E.G.- August 11, 2009 at 4:16 pm
@portland mma

Yeah I'll do that as soon as you stop, being a vegetarian, playing hackey sack, and not taking showers or getting jobs, like the rest of your dirty stinking hippy friends up there in Oregon.
portland mma- August 11, 2009 at 4:07 pm
Hey K.E.G. you should go put Kid Nates balls in your mouth and go to bloody elbow and shut the fuck up.

On a side note, Rory Singer looks more excited than anyone in the picture. I'm guessing its because he just added another person he trains, whose name he can throw out there when trying to get skanks...apparently the I train Forrest spiel wasn't impressing the bitches last Saturday.
agentsmith- August 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm
The interim title belt-buckle idea would work especially well in the case of Donald Ceronne. Or maybe a big Richard Petty-esque hat-band thingy.
K.E.G.- August 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Jesus christ. I like reading your site because of your sarcastic attitudes and funny captions. But god damn! I hear about most of the stories you post by accident hours before you mother fuckers ever post them. Get your heads out of your asses and start acting like MMA journalists.

And the WEC will never make it on PPV. Who would want to pay for the second fiddle as long as theres 1 to 2 UFC PPV's a month. That shit would avervage out to like $100-$150 dollars a month just to watch some MMA. Fuck Dana and his wonderful MMA organizations for making me want to watch them all the time.
Spacebump- August 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm
An eventual title unification could make them think they are ready for ppv.