Reed Harris, the General Manager of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), has been adamant for the past year that his promotion would soon make the move to pay-per-view (PPV) at some point in the near future.
It seems the future Harris was referring to is almost near -- he announced that the WEC would coordinate its first-ever PPV event this coming May, WEC 48, which will be headlined by perhaps the most notable match up in promotion's history, Urijah Faber taking on 145-pound champion, Jose Aldo.
Harris made the announcement this past week on The Dave and Mahoney Show. The WEC executive wants the PPV to be priced at $44.95, which is the going rate for every UFC event on PPV.
The Zuffa-owned promotion has been running its events through the Versus networks, free for fans to enjoy on Sunday, and occasionally, Saturday nights. It is no mystery that the WEC is going to have to put together quite the card for this event to be a success.
Urijah Faber vs. Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship is a good start, but with stars such as Miguel Torres, Brian Bowles, and Dominick Cruz all signed up for WEC 47 on March 6, the promotion may be missing a few key components come the May date.
However, other WEC fan-favorites should be prepared to fight on the May card, including Mike Thomas Brown, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, and perhaps even WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
If the promotion moves forward with a PPV set for this May, be on the lookout for some huge match ups and big announcements, Maniacs. Stay tuned to MMAmania.com as this card begins to come together over the coming weeks.