According to trainer Shawn Tompkins, MMA lightweight Chris Horodecki will be heading to the WEC. "It looks like Chris Horodecki will be showing up in the WEC," Tompkins revealed in a recent conversation with FightHype.com. Although contracts have yet to be finalized, Tompkins seemed confident that a deal would be in place within the next couple of days. "We are really close to solidifying the rumor and within the next day or two, I should be able to tell you for sure," he added.
Horodecki was the closest thing to a breakout star coming out of the IFL. At one point he was a red hot prospect, 12-0 at barely 20 years of age, cruising into an IFL lightweight championship fight that seemed more like a formality than a fight. Unfortunately, instead of a coronation, Horodecki received a humiliating beatdown at the hands of Ryan Schultz (see the full entry for a gif, it's a beautiful gift wrap).
Since then Horodecki's career has been an ode to bad luck and bad decision making. Despite signing a ballyhooed contract with Affliction, he's only fought once since the end of the IFL in spring 2008.
Nevertheless, he's only 22, 13-1 and has a very impressive stand-up game. I'll be interested to see if he fights at 155 for the WEC (if indeed he signs with them) or if he cuts down to 145.
At least he's not signing with the UFC. That would be throwing the kid into a shark tank.