After Jose Aldo destroyed Manny Gamburyan in Broomfield, Colo., the WEC faced the media. Notes from the WEC 51 press conference:
-- Bonuses of $10,000 were handed out to George Roop for Knockout of the Night, Miguel Torres for Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night bonuses were given to Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone.
-- Cerrone explained his behavior at the end of his bout with Varner. "At the end of the fight, he tried to hug me, and I said get away from me. I still don't like the guy," Cerrone said.
-- Miguel Torres said that he is not worried about a title shot for now, just focused on training and improving. The next bantamweight title fight will be December 16, with Scott Jorgensen fighting Dominick Cruz in Glendale, Ariz.
-- Two judges gave the first round of the title fight to Gamburyan, and Aldo didn't disagree with that assessment. Aldo said that he likes to study his opponent in the first round, and then get after it in the second.
-- Torres attributed his win to training at Tri-Star in Montreal with Firas Zahabi, the coach for Georges St. Pierre and Kenny Florian. He said that working with full-time professionals made the difference.
-- Mark Hominick said that he fought Leonard Garcia with a broken hand. He had bent his thumb backwards on the last day of training camp and just had it well-taped for the bout. He also wants rematch with Josh Grispi, calling his loss to him "a bitter pill to swallow."