Not only is the WEC looking to follow in its big brother’s footsteps by holding pay-per-views in 2009, they’re also developing a reality show for the Versus network.
“From the beginning it (a reality show) was something always in our plans,” said WEC vice president Peter Dropick. “Versus, we’re in discussions with Versus. We’re looking right now at trying to figure out what we’re going to do exactly.
“We’ve got a lot of ideas,” he added. “We want to find ways similar to the UFC to showcase our fighters on a more consistent basis.”
While still in the planning stages, expect to see a WEC reality show on Versus in 2009. “I don’t know if we’ll do exactly what the UFC did with The Ultimate Fighter, but we do have plans for a reality show of some nature,” said Dropick. “Possibly soon and launching in 2009.”
I’m all for more MMA programming, but please don’t make the WEC version of TUF. I can barely handle a bunch of drunken idiots once a week as it is.