After several months of negotiations, former WEC featherweight champion and arguably the promotion's most popular fighter "The California Kid" Urjiah Faber has signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion. His manager, Mike Roberts of MMA Inc., confirmed the signing to MMAWeekly.com.
Faber and his team have been working with the WEC for some time now to get a deal done, and at the end of the day the former champion is excited to stay in the promotion he's called home for the last few years.
"It was a pleasure working with Dana (White), Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Reed (Harris) to get the deal done," Roberts told MMAWeekly on Monday. "Urijah gets to stay right where he wanted to, and make another run at that belt."
While the dollar amount of the deal was not disclosed, Faber signed on with the WEC for at least six more fights, which will keep him in the organization for the foreseeable future.
The California native has been training and working hard to get back into the cage after suffering injuries to both of his hands during his last bout against current 145-pound champion Mike Brown.
All signs are pointing towards Faber returning to action in January, and now with the contract behind him, he can focus solely on fighting and getting back to the top of the featherweight division.