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WEC 43 postponed due to Benson Henderson injury

Maggie Hendricks
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According to a press release from World Extreme Cagefighting, next week's WEC 43 event, scheduled for September 2 in Youngstown, Ohio, has been postponed. Benson Henderson, who was to fight for the interim lightweight belt against Donald Cerrone, suffered an undisclosed injury.

The good side of this postponement is that it gives executives from Versus a chance to work out a deal with DirecTV. The satellite television provider said it will dump Versus at the end of this month. Versus is the television home of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Henderson recently revealed that his vision is vastly improved due to surgery on his eyes, but the injury is not related to his eyes or sight.

Cerrone, who lost a bizarre fight to current WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner in January, was chomping at the bit for a chance to fight for the title. He has indicated many times that he wanted a rematch with Varner, but was happy to fight for the interim belt in the meantime.

The fights have been rescheduled for October 10, though a location has not been announced.

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