At UFC 144, former WEC lightweight titlist Benson Henderson will attempt to achieve what B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard could not—upend Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and, in the process, capture (or recapture) UFC gold.
When the UFC purchased World Extreme Cagefighting back in 2006, it also acquired the services of the organization's combatants. Some of those fighters went on to scale the heights of the Zuffa-based company. Others have either not fared that well or just simply fallen by the wayside.
Here’s a look at the best that the WEC has had to offer the UFC.