WEC likely to visit Calgary this summer

This is cool news. WEC is the UFC's lighter-weight organization, featuring the smaller fighters under 155 lbs., but their fights are always tremendously entertaining.

WEC likely to visit Canada in summer, "still exploring options" for trip to Mexico | MMAjunkie.com

World Extreme Cagefighting is primed for global expansion in 2010, but the promotion will likely head north of the border prior to heading south.

WEC vice president Peter Dropick today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the organization is currently targeting a summer visit to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

"It looks like we'll be going to Canada – most likely Calgary – in the summer," Dropick said. "It's not 100 percent confirmed, but that looks like a really strong possibility."

With the UFC already planning a pair of Canadian-based events in 2010 in Montreal and Vancouver, Dropick said Calgary is a natural fit for the WEC.

"The UFC is probably going to go to Montreal and Vancouver this year, and Ontario is still waiting to be sanctioned, so it looks like we're going to Calgary," Dropick said. "It's a great sports town. They're rabid.

"They have the Calgary Flames. They have an indoor lacrosse team. They have the Calgary Stampede. They really get behind anything that goes there. That's a real possibility in the summer."

Dropick didn't offer specifics on dates or venues for the potential Calgary date other than to state that negotiations were at an advanced stage.

"I've got dates held in Canada," Dropick said. "I've got a venue in Calgary."

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