My side of the story; Jamie Varner

The WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner (16-2 MMA, 4-0 WEC) stopped by Pro MMA Radio on Monday evening to talk to Larry Pepe about his controversial victory last night over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (9-1 MMA, 3-1 WEC) and the fan outcry that has followed.

In his first interview following the fight Varner was clearly heated but felt it important to share his side of the story, to explain why he apologized, and to clarify exactly what went down.

Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone fought four hard rounds Sunday night for the WEC Lightweight Title. The fifth round began just as exciting as the previous four and then it happened, Cerrone threw a knee to a downed Jamie Varner. The referee stepped in, stopped the fight, and brought in the doctor. Varner could not see therefore, could not continue and ends up winning a split decision in one of the most controversial endings in recent memory.

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Cowboy fails to take Jamie Varner’s WEC Lightweight Title

Jamie “C-4” Varner (16-2) was able to retain his WEC Lightweight Title tonight in San Diego by out pointing Donald Cerrone (9-1) and handing “Cowboy” his very first professional loss.

The title fight, scheduled for five rounds went to the judges’ cards prior to the final bell due to an illegal knee from Cerrone that caught Varner on the temple with a minute and fifty seconds left in round five. Varner was given adequate time to recover after the incident but was unable to continue and told the doctor he could not see. If a fighter wants the fight to continue he cannot tell the doctor he is unable to see.

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WEC 38 – Varner vs. Cerrone – Live Play by Play and Results

Stay tuned here at, as we will be bringing you live coverage of WEC 38, Varner vs. Cerrone. 

Tonight’s event is going down at the San Diego Sports Arena in California, and will be headlined by a Lightweight Championship bout between WEC lightweight champion Jame Varner and undefeated contender Donald Cerrone.  Urijah Faber will also be stepping back in the cage for the second time against Jens Pulver, in his quest for the opportunity to get in his words, “His belt” back from the winner of Brown/Garcia.

We will be giving round by round updates for the televised main card on Versus.  Here are the quick results from the undercard:


  • Charlie Valencia def. Seth Dikun by unanimous decision 
  • Jesse Lennox def. Blas Avena via TKO (punches) – Round 2
  • Scott Jorgensen def. Frank Gomez via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:09
  • Dominick Cruz def. Ian McCall by unanimous decision 
  • Edgar Garcia def. Hiromitsu Miura via TKO (punches) – Round 1
  • Benson Henderson def. Anthony Njokuani via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2

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The Cowboy is in Town: a talk with Donald Cerrone

WEC lightweight title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (9-0 MMA, 2-0 WEC) stopped by Pro MMA Radio on Monday night to talk to Larry Pepe about his teammates, his training camp, and most importantly his upcoming title bout with champion Jamie Varner (15-2 MMA, 3-0 WEC).

Here are some highlights of their discussion:

Cerrone said that the fight with Rob McCullough was a fight for him. He believes he was the one who dictated the pace and it went the distance because that is something that he wanted. It also seemed a little awkward to most that the fight between McCullough and Cerrone was on the preliminary card instead of the main card. Cerrone was alright with it but believes he must have done something to make Zuffa mad.

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Preview of WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone

With all of the hype surrounding the Affliction: Day of Reckoning card taking place this weekend, it’s easy for some to forget that WEC 38 will be taking center stage Sunday night.  Airing live on Versus Sunday, January 25th, the card will feature a title fight as WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner (15-2-2) steps back into the cage to defend his title for the second time, facing fast rising star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (9-0-1).

The undefeated Cerrone’s ascent has been rapid following his appearance on the TapOut reality show.  As an already accomplished and undefeated kick boxer, Cerrone has quickly added a well rounded submission game to his standup arsenal and is just as dangerous on the ground grappling as he is standing.

Varner has been impressive in his WEC showings, taking the lightweight belt from Rob McCullough in dramatic fashion, and quickly dispatching a tough and game Marcus Hicks in his first title defense bout.

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WEC confirms remaining bouts for Jan. 25 card

The WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) mixed martial arts promotion will hold its first ever San Diego event on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the San Diego Sports Arena.

Headlining the card will be an explosive WEC Lightweight Championship bout between the champ, Jamie Varner and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The co-main event will feature Jens Pulver in a rematch with former WEC Featherweight Champion, Urijah Faber.

WEC 38: VARNER vs. CERRONE will be televised live on VERSUS starting at 9pm EST/6pm PST. Tickets are available for purchase through the San Diego Sports Arena Box Office, online at or by calling Ticketmaster at 619-220-8497. Here is the complete Fight Card for WEC 38:

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WEC: Faber vs. Brown – live results & play-by-play

by:  Jack Bratcher

World Extreme Cagefighting’s WEC: Faber vs. Brown took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 and these are the results.

WEC Featherweight Championship
Mike Thomas Brown defeats Urijah Faber by TKO in round 1 for the WEC Featherweight Title
non-title bouts:
Chael Sonnen defeats Paulo Filho by unanimous decision
Leonard Garcia defeats Jens Pulver by TKO (strikes) in round 1
Jake Rosholt defeats Nissen Osterneck by TKO (strikes) in round 2
Donald Cerrone defeats Rob McCullough by unanimous decision
Jose Aldo defeats Jonathan Brookins by TKO (strikes) in round 3
Rani Yahya defeats Yoshiro Maeda by submission (guillotine choke) in round 1
Carmelo Marrero defeats Steve Steinbeiss by Split Decision
Danny Castillo defeats Rafael Dias by TKO (strikes) in round 2
Aaron Simpson defeats David Avellan by KO in round 1

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PRO MMA Exclusive: a chat with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

by: Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

On Wednesday Sept.10, 2008 the WEC will be holding an event at the Seminole Hotel & Casino in Florida which air live on the VERSUS network. The card is headlined by featherweight champion Urijah Faber defending his title against Mike Brown. However, there is another fight on the card which could very well steal the show and that is when “Razor” Rob McCullough gets into the cage with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Many people will remember Cerrone from his appearance on the TAPOUT reality show that airs on VERSUS. The episode featured Cerrone in a fight against Anthony Njokuani where he won via triangle choke in the first round. The very interesting paradox is the fact that quick submission finishes have been a recurring theme in the career of Cowboy who is actually more known for his muay thai and kickboxing skills.

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Razor Rob McCullough

by:  Jack Bratcher

In February of this year, “Razor” Rob McCullough lost his WEC lightweight title to Jamie Varner in an upset.  The odds were stacked against Varner but he was able to pull out the win and take home the title.   Four months later “Razor Rob” stepped back into the cage and got back on the right track with a win over Kenneth Alexander at WEC 34.

“Razor Rob” wants that title back.  As far as he’s concerned, the loss to Varner was a fluke that never should have happened.  On September 10, Rob will face one of his toughest fights to date and it will be the deciding factor if he gets an immediate title shot or has to climb back up the ladder.  PRO MMA got the opportunity to chat with Rob and he explained just what this fight means to him and what kind of fireworks we can expect to see.

Rob also lets us in on some personal details about himself you may not have known such as who he would most like to fight and what is one of his favorite books.  The answers might surprise you. 

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