Jamie Varner To Be Stripped Of WEC Title, Serious Injuries Might Force Retirement

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Updated: June 30, 2009
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Bad News for the WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner,

The WEC plans to strip the lightweight title shortly from Jamie Varner, who won a fight by split decision in the fifth round in January against Cerrone. The fight had to be stopped after Cerrone hit Varner in the head with his knee in an illegal move.

During that fight, Varner broke a hand and a foot, and may never fight again, Harris said.

Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson will likely fight for the Varners title on September 2, at Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio.

UPDATE
Varnar denies all rumors of retirement. The WEC will create a intrem belt while the WEC lightweight champion heals up.

8 Comments

  1. tom

    June 30, 2009 at 5:43 am

    WTF NO jamie is the man..

  2. tom

    June 30, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Youngstown, Ohio hosts WEC 43 on Sept. 2, Jamie Varner won't be stripped of title

  3. cash

    June 30, 2009 at 6:15 am

    shouldnt strip waight until they know for shure if he is out for life. if they do strip it and he gets to come back he should for shure get first shot at tittle since he wone

  4. Jimstar

    June 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Good, Varner is a bitch

  5. other derek

    June 30, 2009 at 11:44 am

    jimstar gets the award for best comment i've seen on here in a long time

  6. coh

    June 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    i love that pic. was this right after Cerrone knocked his retina out with the knee to the shoulder?

  7. t-los

    July 1, 2009 at 2:30 am

    i forgot about varner there for a second. i wouldn't want to retire with that last fight hanging over me. he had an awful night i assumed he wanted to quit and was acting injuries but i never heard a follow up..

  8. tom

    July 1, 2009 at 4:01 am

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