UFC on FOX 13: Jamie Varner Announces Retirement After Submission Loss
By FCF Staff
Former WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner has announced he’s retiring from fighting, following his submission loss to Drew Dober today at UFC on FOX 13.
Dober caught Varner with a first round, rear-naked-choke, after the latter appeared to hit his head while attempting a throw. After the defeat, the 30 year-old Varner cited the rash of injuries he’s incurred, as a reason why he decided today’s bout would be his last. The vet relayed that he had decided to retire even before today’s fight.
Varner completes his decade plus career having gone 21-11-1. The Arizona fighter defeated notable and accomplished vets like Melvin Guillard, Edson Barboza, and Donald Cerrone, and made his pro debut in 2013.
“C-4” returned to the UFC in 2012, and after stopping Barboza, Varner proceeded to go 1-4.
Today’s bout marked the first time Varner had fought since he broke his ankle while facing James Krause in May. Varner was unable to continue into the second round because of the injury.