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“Razor” Rob vs. Jamie Varner for WEC lightweight belt in February

The day after he dismantled Rich Crunkilton in early September, WEC lightweight champ “Razor” Rob McCullough announced on the TAGG Radio show that he’d be making his next title defense in February against hard-hitting Bostonian Alex Karalexis. It seems, however, that the WEC has made other plans for its 155-lb. champion.

McCullough will be defending his belt in early February, but not against Karalexis, MMAWeekly is reporting. Instead, he’ll be taking on former UFC and current WEC lightweight Jamie “The Worm” Varner, who’s earned 9 of his 13 professional victories by way of submission.

McCullough told MMAWeekly,

“I think it’s going to be an interesting fight.  He definitely has the skills to negate my skills, and therefore so do I. I think it’s going to be a great fight for the first couple of rounds, and then hopefully he’s packed a sleeping bag.”

Click here for more on McCullough vs. Varner from MMAWeekly.

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