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Fire and hire

The stupid little song and dance continues as Zuffa tries to convince everyone that the WEC isn’t the UFC’s minor league (even though it kinda sorta is). The latest dance number revolves around the UFC releasing Tommy Speer just so the WEC can immediately pick him up again. I guess firing someone is a lot more fun than relocating them. You’ll never hear Donald Trump shout “YOU’RE DEMOTED!”, after all.

This news should also sooth people’s fears over what’s happening with Din Thomas, who was talking about dropping to 145 before the UFC dropped him from the organization. The only question now is if someone else will come along with a better offer for Thomas than the WEC is willing to pay.

  • Goo

    Did it really happen like that?
    Like, did the UFC really drop him and then the WEC sent him an offer, or was he just taken off the UFC books because they were shipping him South and people just assumed he was fired?

  • garth

    i seem to remember the WEC turning down Din…don’t remember where i saw that tho

  • fightlinker

    Here’s where it says he was fired and how he felt depressed about it and then a day or two later the WEC gave him a call. I always try to include links when talking about facts

  • Michael

    I thought WEC was a feeder org for the UFC, but it seem that the UFC is a feeder Org for the WEC. Being that there are more UFC fighter in the WEC than WEC fighters in the UFC.

  • pauli

    does joe silva do the matchmaking for wec, or did they give that to somebody else?

  • Nachtfalter

    I think the WEC president is a guy called Scott Adams but I don’t have a clue if he’s also the matchmaker or if it’s Silva or someone completely different.

  • Hattori Hanzo Gracie

    Unless theres been a change its Scott Adams.
    From Sam Caplan’s pro elite article/blog thingy

    “Chael matches well with Paulo Filho, who is a tough guy for us to get opponents for,” WEC matchmaker Scott Adams is quoted as saying in Iole’s article.

  • garth

    AND he does that lame dilbert comic strip as well? that is a multi-tasking motherfucker right there.