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Faber inks new deal; WEC lurches forward

Updated: October 6, 2009, 5:52 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

If you're the modestly successful World Extreme Cagefighting, what do you do without Urijah Faber? The former 145-pound champion has headlined several of the company's most-viewed telecasts on the Versus network and appears to be the most charismatic and marketable of its fighters.

The WEC didn't want to find out: The promotion signed Faber to a fresh six-fight deal that should keep him employed until the Mayan apocalypse of 2012. (Oh, it's happening, folks.) Faber ...

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