UFC On Fox 4 Performance Bonuses ($50,000): Fight of the Night: Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon Knockout of the Night: Mike Swick
Former WEC lightweight champ, Jamie Varner, has joined the AMA Fight Club in New Jersey, to train alongside Jim and Dan Miller, Charlie Brenneman, Rafaello Oliveira, Ricardo Romero, and Amanda Nunes. Head trainer Mike Constantino discussed Varner on the Savage Dog Show: "We basically came to the decision that it’s in the best interest of Jamie to come here full time, and I’m willing to take on Jamie as a manager and a trainer. I think he’s extremely talented. The kid’s 26 years old, only, and you already know what he’s accomplished. By having him full-time training with all my fighters and all our trainers here at AMA and doing everything right, I truly believe that not only could he be back in the UFC shortly, he could go straight to the top and win a championship."
More fallout from WEC 53: Jamie Varner informs PunchDrunkGamer.com that he too has been released from his contract with Zuffa, joining the likes of Chris Horodecki. Photo: Brawlin.net
Donald Cerrone went too far in talking about his upcoming fight with Jamie Varner, and we believe he crossed a line of decency in doing so," WEC Vice President Peter Dropick said in a public statement. "We will not tolerate a fighter who makes comments that are not consistent with our company values, nor will we tolerate the use of slurs that may offend any segment of the public." "We are aware Donald issued his own immediate apology on Twitter," he said, "but we still needed to speak with him about it and to issue our own statement making our position known." via Sherdog
A long-awaited rematch between lightweights, Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner, is expected for WEC 51 in Broomfield, Colorado on September 30th, according to Sherdog. Jose Aldo vs. Manny Gamburyan Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia Donald Cerrone vs. Jamie Varner Mark Hominick vs. Leonard Garcia Chan Sung Jung vs. George Roop Tyler Toner vs. TBA Photo: ESPN WEC 51 coverage
Shortly after news broke out that CB Dolloway, Ryan Bader, and Aaron Simpson have left Arizona Combat Sports, former teammate, Jamie Varner is already calling out one of them. "CB. Dolloway is a bitch! ...CB is a coward [and] you’ll see tomorrow." -Jamie Varner, who also posted a screen cap of his text message. (pictured above)