Mr Sunshine Steve Cofield gets the goods again with an interview with WEC vice prez Brian Dropick (who’s name is one ‘k’ away from being the most awesome name in the universe). I know I just wrote yesterday that I don’t see how the WEC is going to make it if they’re stuck in the role of retarded cousin to the UFC, but maybe I spoke too soon: Dropick revealed some solid news.
First off, they’re looking to take the WEC out of Vegas, which is an excellent idea. The Hard Rock might be less expensive than other venues, but Jason Miller had a point when he said it makes the event feel like a college wrestling meet. Basically the place sucks balls for MMA. You get one drunk bitch at the bar screaming and she drowns out all other noise in the venue.
Vegas already has enough MMA. The WEC needs to go East where there’s a massive untapped market. In fact, if I was them I’d set up shop in New England and make that my stomping ground. Touring across the US is expensive and takes a bunch of effort. Running the show from one place was smart of the WEC, they just picked the wrong place to run from.
Lastly, they promised at least 6 live WEC events to be shown on Versus and the possibility of a PPV in the future as well. If they space those out once every two months, we’re pretty much guaranteed two belts per event and the entire roster fighting once every four months. Now that’s something I can get behind!