Buried at the bottom of Dave Meltzer’s report about the UFC’s new sponsor, he gives us some other goodies from Dana White at the press conference today regarding the future of Brock Lesnar as well as a fight between Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver this summer:
White also said that Brock Lesnar, whose debut on Feb. 2 led the company to one of its most successful pay-per-view events in its history, losing to Frank Mir, will have his second UFC fight in August. No opponent has been named but the leading candidate appears to be Justin McCulley.
He also said the most anticipated WEC match thus far, a featherweight title defense by Urijah Faber against Jens Pulver, will take place this summer from Sacramento as a live special on Versus.
McCully talked about a possible matchup with Lesnar last week on Inside MMA and now it looks as if that’s more truth than not. It’s good for Lesnar to sit out until August as most of the UFC pay per views are already stacked through June. The UFC will need his star power to help carry a couple of shows in the mid to late part of this year. Plus, it gives him an opportunity to continue to train and soak up as much knowledge as possible before his next fight.
As for the WEC match, it’s highly anticipated but does anyone see Pulver beating Faber? I certainly don’t see a way that Pulver wins that fight. Oh well, at least it will be on Versus and not pay per view.