After a less-than-popular and anticlimactic ending to their first meeting in January, WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner (16-2) and contender Donald Cerrone (9-1) could rematch at a WEC event in late summer.
Sources close to each fighter have told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that both Varner and Cerrone have been approached about a late-summer rematch, though an exact date has not been determined.
That timetable could depend on Varner, who suffered a handful of injuries in their first bout at WEC 38 on Jan. 25.
That fight, which headlined WEC 38, ended in the fifth round when Cerrone caught Varner with a glancing but illegal knee to the head one minute and 50 seconds into the round. Varner was unable to continue, and the fight went to the judges' scorecards.
With a technical split-decision win (49-46, 47-48, 49-46), Varner retained his title.
Although initially booed because he was unable to continue, Varner ultimately learned he suffered a broken foot and hand, as well as what was initially thought to be a potentially career-ending eye injury, in the fight. However, now expected to heal completely, Varner will likely return later this summer, possibly in July or August, for the possible rematch with Cerrone.