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After being released from his UFC contract following 2 straight losses, Zuffa has now re-signed TUF 6 runner-up Tommy Speer and will send him to WEC. Speer says the current plan is for his WEC debut to be in August.

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Post #1   5/9/08 12:48:23PM   

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Good deal. Hopefully he can improve his game enough to compete in the WEC.

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Maybe they'll sign Din too......

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speer couldnt hang with UFC WW's, so i think WEC will suit him better for awhile unless he cant win in WEC.

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I remeber hearing speculation that he wanted to drop to feather weight anyways, so WEC is the natural step, right?

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it's probably the best thing for them to do with him right now... he'll be a very good addition to the WEC cards. I think the UFC should have gave George Sotiropoulos a rematch with Speer though to see if it was truly the eye-poke that enabled Speer to get that win on the TUF show.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

speer couldnt hang with UFC WW's, so i think WEC will suit him better for awhile unless he cant win in WEC.




Has he signed as a WW ?

Post #7   5/9/08 2:25:50PM   

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Speer has already fought in the WEC awhile back. I watched a re-run of him fighting a JJ-guy and knocking his ass out with an overhand right while the guy was on his back.

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I hope to God that he wins his next fight , I really like Speer, he's got a big heart and deserves to win

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Good move for Spear at this point in his career. Although he is campared to Matt Hughes, even by Matt Hughes. He needs to develop a more rounded style to be able to compete in the UFC WW division. This is why Hughes is no longer champ.

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This is good news since we can still see him fight on Vs.Speer has alot of power and raw talent,he just seemed to choke in his last two outings.

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Posted by Snake

I remeber hearing speculation that he wanted to drop to feather weight anyways, so WEC is the natural step, right?



Are you serious? I don't think he could make FW, I think you are thinking of Din Thomas.

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I think he has a better shot of being a contender in the WEC than being a threat in the UFC. Hopefully he improve his all around game and does well.

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Posted by Red-Dragon

Good move for Spear at this point in his career. Although he is campared to Matt Hughes, even by Matt Hughes. He needs to develop a more rounded style to be able to compete in the UFC WW division. This is why Hughes is no longer champ.


its also why speer lost to danzig in the finale and why sherk will lose to penn

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He did look like a small 170 I think he is better suited at 155 hell if he can make 145 I say do it

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