WEC general manager, Reed Harris, recently confirmed the deal as a guest on MMAJunkie.comRadio.
Harris, who was promoting the upcoming WEC 43: Cerone vs Henderson, said, “I had been talking to Urijah for months. I told him six weeks ago, we’ll get this thing done.”
Faber’s manager, Mike Roberts has since confirmed the signing adding, “It was a pleasure working with Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Reed Harris to get the deal done. Urijah gets to stay right where he wanted to, and make another run at that belt.”
While the details of money and actual fights, have not been disclosed, it was confirmed by Harris that “The California Kid” would be with the organization for at least six fights.
Faber, who suffered injuries to both of his hands during his second attempt at champion Mike Brown, is rumored to make a return to the cage in January.