Despite faltering in his performance against
That is exactly what the UFC's sister promotion has on tap for January.
Reliable independent sources confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the WEC is looking to kick 2009 off in style, going big right out of the gate. Current plans call for the promotion to make its first stop ever in San Diego on Jan. 25 with one of its most loaded cards to date.
As mentioned, Faber is set to be part of the fight card, although he won't get the immediate rematch with Brown that he had hopes for. Brown suffered torn rib cartilage in winning the belt from Faber on Nov. 5 and is unlikely to return to action before March. It is currently unknown whom the WEC will match Faber up against, but the short list includes
"Urijah wants to fight in January," his manger,
Current WEC lightweight champ
In a recent conference call, WEC vice president
The plan isn't to put WEC 38 on pay-per-view event, however. Sources indicate that it will be carried live on Versus.