Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber signed a new multi-year, multi-fight deal with the WEC.
WEC General Manager Reed Harris announced the news today on MMA Junkie Radio.
Many have speculated in recent weeks that Faber could depart the WEC in favor of a big money deal in Japan or another North American promotion. But Harris told me last week that he’d never lost a fighter because of money issues and that Faber wasn’t going anywhere.
“Over the next few weeks, the arguments will be quelled. You’ll see,” said Harris. “In the history of the WEC, which I believe is eight years now, I have never lost a fighter because of money issues.”
We contacted Harris today to get his thoughts on getting Faber under a new contract. Is he excited to have his most well-known and marketable fighter back in the fold for the foreseeable future?
“Of course. Urijah is the man,” said Harris. We’ve been together for a long time. He’s like family.”
Faber will factor into the featherweight title picture, but he’ll have to win a few fights before getting a third bout with current champion Mike Thomas Brown.
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