Tommy Speer. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
Despite being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship earlier this week, Tommy Speer, the runner-up of the sixth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, will now apparently head back to the confines of Zuffa-owned World Extreme Cagefighting.
Speer revealed the news to the Rochester Post-Bulletin (Minnesota) during a recent interview.
“They’re pumped to have me back because they never wanted to lose me in the first place,” Speer said in the article. “We haven’t talked about the money or length of contract yet, but I’ll definitely be in the WEC. They’re planning to get me on their next big event after their June event, probably in August.”
Speer also noted that while his quick release from the UFC was unexpected and disappointing, his two losses inside the Octagon prove that the WEC might very well be the perfect place for him to sharpen his skills before heading back for another shot at the big show.
“I didn’t agree with it right away; it was depressing news,” Speer said. “But now I know I lost to a great fighter, and he surprised me and everyone by how well he fought. I don’t think it’s too bad of a thing for me to be going to the WEC. There are great fighters there, too. I need to keep learning and working on my game, and the WEC is a great place to do that.”
Speer last fought in the WEC back in May of 2007, knocking out accomplished grappler Sidney Silva in the first round.
HT: MMA Mania
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