WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner today announced on Twitter that a broken hand suffered in his January win over Donald Cerrone remains broken, further postponing a rematch between the pair.
“I just got out of the Docs and hand is still factured,” wrote Varner. “Im really upset I thought I was ready my hand doesnt even hurt but the doc pulled the rug out from my feet.”
The first meeting between Varner and Cerrone, which took place on January 25 at WEC 38, ended in controversey when Varner was unable to continue following an illegal knee and was declared the winner based on the judge’s scorecards.
After recovering for nearly six months, Varner agreed to fight Cerrone in the fall following Cerrone’s win over JamesKrause earlier this month at WEC 41. However, the lingering injury has pushed the bout back at least several more months, with December likely being the earliest Varner could return to the cage.
“We’re still waiting on the medical reports, but it looks like Varner won’t be fighting in the foreseeable future,” Dave Sholler, a WEC representative, today told Cagewriter. “We’re moving forward with the lightweight division, and we haven’t ruled out an interim belt.”
[Pictured: Jamie Varner]