There has been much speculation in recent months over Urijah Faber’s future with the WEC, the organization that helped make him one of the sports most recognizable stars. Many of those rumors stemmed from Faber’s own disgruntlement with his contract having stated earlier this year that, “I feel like I’m making a pretty good name for myself and I’d like to be compensated for this.”
It now appears however that the WEC have made the 30 year old a new offer that matches his expectations as it has been announced that ‘The California Kid’ has just signed a new multi-fight deal with the organization.
Speaking on MMAJunkie’s radio show Today WEC’s Reed Harris revealed, “I had been talking to Urijah for months. I told him six weeks ago, ‘We’ll get this thing done’.”
The news is clearly a major boon for the WEC with the former Featherweight Champion being a fan favourite and top draw for the promotion. Speculation does however remain that WEC’s parent company Zuffa may look to merge the organization with it’s bigger brother the UFC at some stage in the future.
In the mean time fans are looking forward to the next card from the promotion WEC 43 which takes place this Saturday (10th October), headlined by an interim lightweight championship bout between Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson.
We will have a full preview of the card later in the week so be sure to stay tuned for that.