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Varner vs. Cerrone II already in the works for possible Arizona fight card

A rematch between WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner and number one contender Donald Cerrone is already in the planning stages, according to a report by and contributor Gary Herman.

WEC Vice President Peter Dropick not only confirmed the possible rematch, but said that Varner’s home state of Arizona is being considered as a potential destination.

“Arizona is definitely possible for the rematch,” Dropick told Herman. “Their rules have changed.”

Varner is already on board for a second fight vs. Cerrone.

“Oh, hell yeah,” Varner is quoted in the report as responding when asked about possibly facing Cerrone again. “There will be a rematch. It was an honor to fight this guy. He’s still the number one contender. I can’t wait to fight him again.”

Varner and Cerrone headlined last Sunday’s WEC 38 event in San Diego, Calif. in a bout that ended in controversy. Varner was unable to continue after being on the receiving end of an illegal knee to the head by Cerrone. The match was called to a stop with the fight going to the judges’ scorecards despite the fact that nearly three minutes and thirty seconds remained in the bout. Varner was then declared the victor via split decision in the abbreviated contest.

The scheduling of the rematch may not happen for an extended duration due to the fact that Varner broke a bone in his foot as well as the index metacarpal on his right hand.

  • Golion says:

    So he got the sand out of his Va jay jay? I hope Cerrone wins

  • I don’t care what he or anyone says he was gassed and hurt and he got a way out and took it! A man that was unable to see out of his eye from a glancing blow to forehead and then when was putting shirt on he slams his forehead into his cornermans shoulder!!!! Varner may have passed out some punishment but Cerrone took it like a man and gave it back at the end! Go Cerrone

  • Mike Wolfe says:

    If Cerrone learns how to defend take downs, and does something off his back besides eating elbows and knuckles, I think he has a chance to win the re-match.

  • Brett says:

    Agreed.. Cerrone had better be working his takedown defense. Varner will be super pumped to fight in the first WEC card to land in AZ.

  • mu_shin says:

    Easy boys… Just read elsewhere that Varner is being examined for a potentially detatched retina. Not an injury to trifle with, and potentially career ending if he has one. Broken hand, broken foot, possibly detatched retina, yeah, guy’s a puss. Throw him to the lions…

  • Mike Wolfe says:


    Nah, don’t throw him to the lions. Maybe to the internet crybags. Whoops, too late.

  • JOe K. says:


    Tell Gary Herman to tell Dropnick to get the WEC’s act together and show an event with ample time, less commercials and ring walk-ins.

  • htown-chris says:

    hell yeah. this time cowboy can put it away before the fifth round. that is if he practices atleast a little bit on his takedown defense. i wont call varner a puss but he did milk it a little bit.


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