Versus Denies Report It Engaged in Preliminary Talks With Bellator

Yesterday in an article about the WEC, I linked to a report by Jonathan Snowden at Heavy.com.  In that report, Snowden claimed the following:

The Versus network, home to the WEC, was so worried that the promotion was leaving that they opened up tentative talks with Bellator, the Latino friendly group looking for a home after leaving ESPN Deportes earlier this year. As unhappy as WEC fighters are, it's nothing compared to Bellator's woebegone warriors. The promotion will be in a holding pattern through March at the earliest and in the meantime many fighters are desperate to make ends meet.

Both Versus and the WEC contacted us to deny the report.  They claim the report is categorically false.  I spoke with the public relations manager at VERSUS, who said that with regards to the story above, "there is absolutely zero truth to this."

When contacted for comment, Jonathan Snowden stood by his story.  Snowden said, "I was told by a trusted source that there were preliminary talks between the two parties."

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