World Extreme Cagefighting will take a page from the playbook of its sister promotion the UFC and launch a reality series in 2009, with the series likely to focus on the bantamweight (135-pound) and featherweight (145-pound) divisions not currently featured in the UFC.
The news comes from WEC vice president Peter Dropick in a recent interview with MMA Weekly.
“From the beginning it (a reality show) was something always in our plans,” said Dropick. “Versus, we’re in discussions with Versus. We’re looking right now at trying to figure out what we’re going to do exactly. We’ve got a lot of ideas We want to find ways similar to the UFC to showcase our fighters on a more consistent basis. I don’t know if we’ll do exactly what the UFC did with The Ultimate Fighter, but we do have plans for a reality show of some nature. Possibly soon and launching in 2009.”