MMAJunkie with the news:
With no titles on the line and most of the organization's biggest stars on the sidelines, ratings dipped for Sunday's Versus-televised WEC 49 event but peaked with 324,000 viewers for the night's Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus lightweight headliner.
The June 20 WEC 49 event, which took place at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, averaged approximately 244,000 viewers.
It's pretty sad that such a great event goes un-noticed by casual MMA fans. The WEC consistently puts on some of the best shows you will see, yet nobody is watching and it seems as though Zuffa really could care less right now. Maybe something is in the works down the pipe to get the WEC on a bigger stage? Or could they just fold it into the UFC as I suggested many moons ago?