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  1. Default Jamie Varner breaks two bones in foot, tears ligaments in UFC 173 loss

    http://mmajunkie.com/2014/05/jamie-v...n-ufc-173-loss

    UFC lightweight Jamie Varner broke two bones in his foot and tore ligaments during a TKO loss to James Krause on the pay-per-view main card of Saturday’s UFC 173.

    Varner’s longtime rep, Oren Hodak, of KO Reps, confirmed the injury on Saturday via Twitter but did not specify which bones the fighter broke.

    A follow-up call was not immediately returned, but a source close to Varner told MMAjunkie the fighter has torn ligaments in his foot in addition to the two fractures and that the fighter will see a specialist next week to have the injury evaluated. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicy about the injury.

    Despite collapsing on his left leg at several points in the first round, Varner (21-10-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) continued to fight on his injured ankle and made it to the end of the five-minute round. When checked on by a cageside doctor, he reported his ankle was broken. Unfortunately, the doctor he reported the injury to also stepped on the affected foot.

    Varner now has suffered three straight losses in the UFC since a short-notice fight with Edson Barboza brought one of the most thrilling upsets of his career. However, his resiliency in the face of what likely was excruciating pain is likely to win him another chance in the octagon.

    Krause (21-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) praised his opponent’s toughness as he hopped out of the cage and to the backstage area, where he was immediately taken to an area hospital.

    Krause believed the injury occurred when he checked a kick early in the round, which harkened back to ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva’s broken leg suffered when champ Chris Weidman executed the same maneuver.

    Varner, a former champ in the now-defunct WEC, trains in Glendale, Ariz., and enlisted a new crew of coaches for the fight.
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    Dana White praises Jamie Varner's courage, but said he would have thrown in towel
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/5/25...-he-would-have

    LAS VEGAS -- Something was clearly wrong with Jamie Varner in the first round of his fight with James Krause on Saturday night.

    Three times, Varner fell without being touched, unable to put any pressure on his left leg. Varner gutted out the round to its painful conclusion before the ringside doctor waved off the fight.

    While it's easy to second-guess referee Jason Herzog for not stopping the bout when Varner was clearly injured, UFC president Dana White won't do so.

    "Usually they'll quit, guys will tap out and say ‘ahhh, I broke my ankle," White said. "There was no quit in that kid. That's one of those situations where, he kept going. That's a tough one."
    Varner, the former WEC lightweight champion, tweeted later he suffered two fractures and torn ligaments. White praised Varner's valor.

    "By the end of that round he's like, ‘that's it, I'm done,'" White said. "He fought that whole round. The corner didn't throw in the towel, the ref didn't stop the fight, but he wasn't complaining, either. You'll see guys, lesser things happen and guys try to stop. Varner is all heart and that's a tough one. "
    However, if White says if he was the cornerman for the fight, he wouldn't have let things go as far as they did.

    "If that was my guy," White said. "I would have thrown the towel in, in a second."
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    UFC should have given Varner some kind of bonus for the heart he showed last night, much respect.
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    that was tough to watch, Jamie Varner's a real warrior! I'm sure he gets another chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    Wow! I missed the card last night, the ref should've stopped the fight after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    Wow! I missed the card last night, the ref should've stopped the fight after that.
    I don;t think the ref even knew it happened from his perspective it would have been harder to catch. Hid opponent didn't seem to realize what was going on as well. Rogan and Goldberg didn't catch on to it for a while either (though that's not a big surprise)

    I'm amazed Varner fought through that though and actually landed a takedown after the injury on top of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Rogan and Goldberg didn't catch on to it for a while either (though that's not a big surprise)
    They pointed it out right after he got kicked in the ankle!
    and then that's all they talked about for the rest of the fight.

    Damn dude, Haters gonna Hate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The8thPlague View Post
    They pointed it out right after he got kicked in the ankle!
    and then that's all they talked about for the rest of the fight.

    Damn dude, Haters gonna Hate.
    You could see something wrong with his foot at the inside the 4 min mark of the fight.... about 5 to 10 seconds later Rogan says "something happened" then around 3:40 he said he says something went wrong with his "leg" and finally around 3:20 he identifies it as the left foot. I don't hold either them in high regard for sure though and this is part of that reason they are so focused on some point they are trying to make they miss something like this.

    The point was though that even with a better perspective then the Ref it still took them a while to see and identify the injury.

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    He actually hit a nice takedown after it got messed up. The dude is as tough as can be. What a beast.
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