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WEC is now the little little league

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.

  • DannyP72

    Good. Now I won’t have to watch middleweights and light-heavyweights who weren’t good enough for the UFC in the first place.

  • pauli

    they only had two guys at 185 and 205 anyway.

    i still say that there will be featherweight fights in the ufc by the end of 2009.

  • #1 jackal

    one thing i didnt understand was, in the post ufc 83 conference, someone asked dana white if there is a possibility that gsp could fight carlos condit. and dana said no, bc condit is in wec and that is a different organization. but what i dont understand is that they are both owned by zuffa, so where is the problem. sorry if i am being retarded but i dont see why this fight couldnt happen.

  • Pontus

    WEC should include flyweights also.

  • Leland Roling

    Stann will end up on TUF 8 probably, so you’ll hear about him even more.

  • Jose Bastillo

    So the UFC buys Pride and kills it, and now it’s going to fuck with the WEC too? Great, I imagine at some point in time the WEC will be a dusty memory.

  • Chris

    This is a good start, but I think the battle for WEC not being viewed a minor leauge UFC is already lost.

    Couldn’t agree more with the Brian Stann comment. I had serious issues with the way they constantly beat you over the head with his military record. And woudn’t it be nice to finally bring the troops home?

  • kermit.01

    So is the anxiety caused by references to stanns falling friends laced with guilt? I am a Diabled Retired Marine and nothing pisses me off quicker than listen to people bitch about others support for the troops. Like the war or not people join the Military for diffrent reasons, not just to fight, kill, and die. They deserve your respect and support.

  • Accomando

    You got my respect kermit.

  • pauli

    “They deserve your respect and support.”

    they do. which is why the often hollow platitudes rub some people the wrong way.

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy)

    Platitudes or not, the guy can fucking fight.

    I’ll be glad to see him in UFC.

  • fightlinker

    Pauli’s got it right. I support the troops by fighting the government that twists ‘supporting the troops’ into meaning ‘keeping your mouth shut’ re: stop losses, shitty post-service care, the list goes on and on and on and on. But the thing about Stann is the fact that the WEC uses his service as a marketing gimmick