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New WEC featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks with torn rib cartilage

Viewers of last night’s WEC 36 telecast on VS. may have noticed that new WEC featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown was in visible pain following his upset first round TKO over Urijah Faber at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Due to the telecast running long, Brown’s condition was never addressed by announcers Todd Harris or Frank Mir, but has learned from his manager, Dan Lambert, that Brown in fact suffered torn cartilage in his ribs and had to be transported to a local hospital via ambulance immediately after returning to the backstage area.

Lambert indicated that while the injury is expected to sideline Brown for four-to-six weeks, he’s doing well under the circumstances and that he’s looking forward to defending his newly-won crown.

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