The WEC is one step closer to sorting out it’s identity with the news that Zuffa will probably be cutting the higher weightclasses out of the organization. That hopefully means I never have to hear about Brian Stann and what a hero he is ever again. I know right now is an interesting time in American society and we all have to heap praise on The Troops right now to Show Our Support. But I’m about as sick as you can get of hearing about Stann’s military history. If you wanna show some support, how about supporting the end of the fucking war so that Stann’s friends stop getting shot at and blown up?
Um, sorry. WEC. Yep. The big logic gap here with axing a few of the higher weight divisions is what that says about the WEC’s other non-exclusive weightclasses, like welterweight and lightweight. Are we officially allowed to say these are minor league divisions yet? Because hey … if Zuffa was really serious about making the WEC it’s premiere promotion for lighter weight classes, then they should gift their 155 division to the WEC. But that ain’t about to happen, is it?
So yeah … while this is a good start towards the WEC finally being able to define itself as anything other than a feeder league, it’s got a long way to go before it can be taken seriously side by side with the UFC.