Jamie Varner

Jamie Varner

Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner has been released from the promotion following his loss to Shane Roller at WEC 53 earlier this month in his home state of Arizona.

The news was confirmed by Varner’s management group at KO Reps and first reported by PunchDrunkGamer.com.

The former champion went on a tough run of late going 0-3-1 in his last four fights. Varner suffered from extremely controversial judging in his draw with Kamal Shalorus earlier this year, and then lost back to back fights to rival Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and then to Roller.

“I am ready for 2011, there will be some changes in my game,” Varner said on Tuesday. “It has been a nice ride with the WEC but its time for a change. Perhaps UFC will be in my future down the road.”

The Arizona native had changed up some things in his camp recently, beginning to work part time with American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose before his last fight in the WEC.

Over his career with the promotion including two previous fights with the UFC, Varner went 5-4-1, with a WEC lightweight title run as well.

Varner is the latest fighter to be released following a loss in his last fight. MMAWeekly.com revealed last week that both Dustin Hazelett and Pat Audinwood had been released from the promotion as well.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Video: 'UFC Fight Night 81 Embedded' T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz segment

  • 26 days ago
  • 30 views

Ahead of Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event, officials have released a special edition of “Embedded.” Check out the segment devoted to the headliner.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Video: 'UFC Fight Night 81 Embedded' Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez segment

  • 26 days ago
  • 29 views

Ahead of Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event, officials have released a special edition of “Embedded.” Check out the segment devoted to the co-headliner.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Bodycam footage: UFC fighter Julianna Pena drunkenly explains self before arrest

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

Bodycam footage released by the Spokane City (Wash.) Police Department captured “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner Julianna Pena’s rough night after getting booted out of a bar.Filed under: Featured Vi read news >>

Attorney: Following public apology, Wanderlei Silva released from UFC contract

  • 25 days ago
  • 43 views

The UFC on Wednesday released Wanderlei Silva from his contract with the industry-leader, freeing him to fight for other promoters, the fighter’s longtime attorney today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: F read news >>

Wanderlei Silva Reportedly Released from UFC Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

Steven Marrocco of MMAjunkie.com reported Thursday the UFC released Wanderlei Silva from his contract with the company.The news coincides with Silva recanting his previous claim this past summer that read news >>

Wanderlei Silva Retracts UFC Fight-Fixing Statements, Reportedly Released from Contract

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

While Wanderlei Silva awaits resolution over his lifetime ban handed down by the Nevada Athletic Commission, it appears that he is close to being free of the UFC. read news >>

Video: Dominick Cruz grateful for fans, sure of his place in MMA history

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

BOSTON – Former UFC and WEC champion Dominick Cruz remembers the days when nobody cared much about what he was doing. Interviews were carried out in casino hallways. Now, things are a bit different.F read news >>

Trading Shots: The unpopular opinion edition

  • 15 days ago
  • 24 views

In this week’s Trading Shots, MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes and retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes share their most unpopular MMA opinions, of both the good and bad variety.Filed under: News, read news >>

Cain Velasquez Issues Statement, Apologizes to Fabricio Werdum for Having to Withdraw from UFC 196

  • 14 days ago
  • 12 views

Former heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez released a statement on Sunday via Facebook explaining why he was forced to withdraw from UFC 196. read news >>

Trading Shots: What can we learn from gleeful reaction to Sage Northcutt's loss?

  • 8 days ago
  • 78 views

In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the fallout from Sage Northcutt’s submission loss, and what it tells us about f read news >>