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Urijah Faber inks new contract with WEC

Urijah FaberIt was confirmed today that the former Featherweight Champion, Urjiah Faber, has signed a new multi-fight deal that will keep him in the WEC for quite some time.

WEC general manager, Reed Harris, recently confirmed the deal as a guest on MMAJunkie.comRadio.

Harris, who was promoting the upcoming WEC 43: Cerone vs Henderson, said, “I had been talking to Urijah for months. I told him six weeks ago, we’ll get this thing done.”

Faber’s manager, Mike Roberts has since confirmed the signing adding, “It was a pleasure working with Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Reed Harris to get the deal done. Urijah gets to stay right where he wanted to, and make another run at that belt.”

While the details of money and actual fights, have not been disclosed, it was confirmed by Harris that “The California Kid” would be with the organization for at least six fights.

Faber, who suffered injuries to both of his hands during his second attempt at champion Mike Brown, is rumored to make a return to the cage in January.

  • edub says:

    Hopefully he goes up against a contender like Fabiano or Garcia.

  • xtreme_machine says:

    I say against Fabiano

    but Garcia would be a good and quick KO

  • edub says:

    xtreme_machine: I say against Fabiano but Garcia would be a good and quick KO

    Hahaha yea gotta agree with ya on that one xtreme.

  • mu_shin says:

    Good news for the sport, as Faber is a great former champion and personifies all the best aspects of what this emerging sport can be. He’s tough, he’s hard working and disciplined, he’s intelligent and educated, and he’s done a lot to bring deserved attention to the lighter weight classes. Hoping Uriah’s hands heal strong and quickly, and will allow him to contend once again for the WEC featherweight title.

  • twyg says:

    Was kind of hoping for a second installment to his Bali story, but this will due.


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