Be careful what you wish for: Njokuani's WEC future on life support

Steve Cofield


At the start of 2010, he was one of the hottest prospects in the WEC's lightweight division. Coming off three straight nasty TKO wins, Anthony Njokuani looked like he was on the quick path to a WEC lightweight title shot. He got schooled by Shane Roller's wrestling in April, and last night at WEC 50, he got destroyed at his own game by Maciej Jewtuszko.

In defense of Njokuani, Herb Dean stopped the fight pretty quickly (1:57 mark -- 1:35 into the fight). The 30-year-old had 15 fights under his belt. Didn't he deserve a few extra seconds to try and recover? Once Dean stopped it, Njokuani stood up immediately. What's done is done, but now Njokuani needs to go back to the drawing board.

Fightlinker was happy to see Njokuani lose, pointing to the nasty Tweet he sent out after his loss to Roller. Njokuani asked for someone stand with him. He got his wish and a loss that moves him dangerously close to the unemployment line.