WEC 43 Postponed Due to Benson Henderson Injury

Nate Lawson@NateLawsonCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2009

Donald Cerrone’s plea for a WEC interim lightweight championship after Jamie Varner’s injury continued to sideline the champ was received well by the company’s executives, and by Cerrone’s opponent Benson Henderson.

Unfortunately, the opportunity for Cerrone’s thirst for a title to be quenched has been postponed, as Benson Henderson has gone down with an injury that will make him unable to participate in the September 2 fight in Youngstown, Ohio.

The entire card has now been postponed to October 10, giving the WEC an exciting October show, although Youngstown may no longer be the host.

The move simply displays how important a lightweight championship is for the WEC. With Jamie Varner's continued absence due to injury, Cerrone and Henderson will feature the first lightweight championship of the organization since last January.

With explosive championships in the featherweight and bantamweight divisions, the lightweight division has some catching up to do. This fight being salvaged displays how much a championship in the 155 pound division is desired.