WEC’s former GM Reed Harris now UFC vice president of community relations

By Dann Stupp

As expected former World Extreme Cagefighting General Manager Reed Harris is sticking around following the organization’s recent merger with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

And he now has a new job title: UFC vice president of community relations.

Harris today stopped by the MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) studio with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and briefly discussed the position.

“I’ll handle all the community work with the UFC,” the longtime fight executive said. “I’ve been really busy trying to get this moving.”

Harris and other officials knew it would be a good fit for the WEC co-founder, who helped launched the former California-based organization in 2001. The popular regional promotion has employed some of the biggest MMA stars in the sport today. The UFC eventually bought out the promotion in late 2006, put the events on Versus, visited a host of new event sites, and ultimately merged with the organization following December’s promotion-ending WEC 53 event.


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