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Peaking Rivera finally piquing interest

Originally Published: February 25, 2011
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

SYDNEY -- For 45 minutes last week, Jorge Rivera sat in on a UFC conference call and didn't say a word. Media members directed questions to president Dana White and UFC 127 main event fighters Jon Fitch and B.J. Penn, but nobody had a thing for Rivera.

It's a bit puzzling when a veteran such as Rivera remains largely unknown to the casual fan this deep into his career.

The guy has fought some of the biggest names in the sport -- Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin and Chris ...

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