Varner Fires Back at Cerrone

Written by Tom Ngo
June 26th, 2009


The war of words between WEC lightweight title holder Jaime Varner and top contender Donald Cerrone are heating up. Unfortunately, the champ will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken hand. Although his right money-maker isn’t working, his mouth certainly is.

After Varner announced on Wednesday that, due to doctor’s orders, he would have to pull out of their highly anticipated rematch this September, Cerrone went on the offensive, indirectly accusing the champ of using his “broken” hand as an excuse in order to delay their mulligan.

“Maybe Varner will come back in 2010 to unify the belt,” Cerrone sarcastically stated of Varner’s unhealable hand. “But they might have to break his arm off and get him a new one. Can I add that Jaime Varner is a (expletive)?”

Today, Varner fired back at the “Cowboy” on MMA Insider.

“I (expletive) kicked his ass for 5Rounds with a broken hand and a broken foot,” stated an irritated Varner. “So I’m glad we’re resorting to name-calling, you can tell he comes from an educated family. He definitely solidified himself as a true hillbilly. A classless hillbilly. And I look forward to stomping his face in again.”

Varner said that he’s gonna go Urijah Faber with it sometime next week as he too intends to post pictures of his X-Rays in order to prove his right paw is indeed busted.

In regards to the recently announced top contender/possible interim title tilt between Cerrone and Ben Henderson, guess who Varner is picking to leave victorious at WEC 43?

“I think it’s going to be a great fight, but I see Ben Henderson winning that one,” Varner shockingly predicted. “Cerrone is just too easy to take down, and Henderson’s a pretty decent wrestler. He’s still a good wrestler, very explosive. He’s also got great jiu-jitsu, trained with Alvin Robinson. He’s a southpaw, so the fact that Cowboy likes to use his left leg kicks a lot, really aren’t going to help him too much against that southpaw. I just see him getting taken down and ground out for a 3Round decision.”

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