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


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.

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

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UFC 103: Mike Swick vs Martin Kampmann

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According to the Junkie, Mike “Quick” Swick will take on Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 on Sept. 19th in Dallas, TX.

Additional sources familiar with the bout have indicated the organization may be utilizing the contest to determine who will meet the reigning welterweight titleholder following the UFC 100 title fight between current champ Georges St. Pierre and challenger Thiago Alves.

American Kick Boxing Academy fighter, Mike Swick (14-2) is coming of a second round TKO win over TUF 8′s Ben Saunders at UFC 99.

Extreme Couture fighter Martin Kampmann (15-2) is coming off a hard fought decision victory over WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 18.

This should be a great match up, both fighter sport a similar records, both recently dropped down from middleweight and both fight out of top level camps.

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