The days of all free WEC events may be finally coming to an end.
Dana and co. have mentioned WEC pay-per-view events before, but now it looks like it’s actually going to happen in a matter of months with the Brown-Faber rematch as the headliner. Carmichael Dave has the scoop.
“I’m very confident its going to happen,” White said in an exclusive comment to KHTK radio in Sacramento while on location in Germany, where he was working to promote UFC 99. “… I’m very, very confident it’s going to be on pay-per-view… (And) I’m very, very, very confident it will happen in Sacramento.”
White indicated the potential PPV is likely to be price pointed at $39.95.
It was inevitable that the WEC would eventually land on pay-per-view, but is it going to work? Will people pay to watch Urijah Faber attempt to reclaim his title? I don’t know, but I definitely have my doubts.
On a semi-related note, any glimmer of hope that the first-ever UFC event in Germany, UFC 99, would end up on Spike TV as a free event just got squashed. The UFC officially announced UFC 99 “The Comback” today as a pay-per-view event. Since BJ Penn decided June 13 was too soon to defend his lightweight title, the 195lbs catchweight bout between Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin will headline the card.