Dana White To Announce UFC Merger With the WEC

UFC President Dana White gives the exclusive news to Ariel Helwani: World Extreme Cagefighting is merging with its sister organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship.In…

By: Nate Wilcox | 13 years ago
Dana White To Announce UFC Merger With the WEC
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UFC President Dana White gives the exclusive news to Ariel Helwani:

World Extreme Cagefighting is merging with its sister organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship.In the video interview below, Dana White exclusively confirmed that the merger will take place in January 2011. In addition, White said that four UFC events will air live on Versus in 2011.

The final two WEC cards will air on the cable network on Nov. 11 and Dec. 16, which means that starting next year, the UFC will absorb WEC’s 135, 145 and 155 weight classes.

This is an obvious move that’s been a long time coming. More commentary and analysis to come. 

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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