Lightweight champ Jamie Varner not happy with WEC marketing

WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner defends his title against Ben Henderson on Jan. 10 at WEC 46 in Sacramento.

Did you know the WEC has a show coming up on Jan. 10? It’s true. WEC 46 is taking place on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., and it will air live on Versus. Do you know who is fighting in the main event?

Jamie Varner (16-2-2) will be defending his lightweight title against the extremely talented Benson Henderson (interim champ). However, according to Varner, there are many people who have no idea he is fighting in the main event, because the WEC has been so focused on promoting Urijah Faber.

The event is taking place in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, so that could be one explanation, but Varner said this also happened when the WEC held their last San Diego show.

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Steve Cantwell finished with “elusive” Stann, looks forward to Matyushenko at UFC 108

Photo: Sherdog - Steve Cantwell insists the "Cantwell vs. Stann saga" is over.

Former WEC light heavyweight champion Steve “The Robot” Cantwell (7-3) was a guest on Thursday night’s Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Cantwell, along with training partner Anthony Njokuani (who is fighting Chris Horodecki at this weekend’s WEC event), hung out with hosts Brian and Mike for about half the show and discussed a myriad of topics. One such topic was Brian Stann.

The first time Cantwell faced Stann was at WEC 26 back in 2007. Stann won a quick 0:41 TKO over Cantwell, giving “The Robot” his first professional loss… but their saga was far from over.

Cantwell got to return the favor when the two met again, a year later at WEC 35. This time it was Cantwell who scored a TKO (second round), and took Stann’s light heavyweight title.

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Weekend wrap-up: the unofficial Sunday night link dump

There was a ton of news going on this week in MMA. Here’s a whole horde of information you can’t just start the new week and new month without knowing:

In this video interview Dan Henderson talks about why he has not signed a new contract with the UFC and why he is currently pro MMA homeless.

Remember when TUF veteran Corey Hill ‘s leg was rubberized at the UFC Fight for the Troops event? Corey plans to be back in the Octagon maybe around January.

Lyoto Machida needs hand surgery and won’t be giving that rematch to Shogun any time soon and Anderson Silva is still recovering from elbow surgery and won’t be fighting Vitor Belfort at UFC 108 as expected.

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