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Tommy Speer Signs With WEC, Likely To Fight in August

Tommy Speer“The Ultimate Fighter 6″ runner-up Tommy Speer is headed to the WEC after being released by the UFC following back-to-back losses, according to the Post-Bulletin.

From Speer:

“They’re pumped to have me back because they never wanted to lose me in the first place. 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.

I didn’t agree with it right away; it was depressing news. 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.

I can’t complain about what’s happened, because have I put in as much time and effort as other people who have gotten to the UFC? No, I haven’t. But I’m going to keep working on it as much as I can.”

World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) is owned by the same parent company as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Speer was to fight outside the promotion before returning to the WEC but those plans were scrapped when he was forced to stop training after suffering a spider bite on his calf while working on his family’s farm.

He will train with former UFC champion Matt Hughes at his H.I.T. Squad gym to prepare for the August bout.

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