Jaime Varner wasn’t much in the props-giving mood following his third round submission loss to now-undisputed 155-pound champion Ben Henderson on Sunday night at WEC 46.
“I was winning that fight. All he was doing was throwing were body kicks,” Varner said after the disappoint loss. “I had the takedowns, I had the control.”
For the most part, the two opening rounds mirrored each other, and for the most part Varner is correct, he did secure a couple of takedowns, however didn’t manage to do much while the fight was on the mat.
Henderson was able to squirm his way back to his feet each time and was able to keep Varner contained in his clinches, while scoring most of his points on body kicks.
It was clearly something the former title holder didn’t appear to appreciate too much.
“I came to fight,” Varner stated. “Ben was the better man. He caught me in a guillotine. He’s a studly dude. I wanted to box, … he wanted to kick. (Expletive) happens.”
Varner ultimately tapped in the third round to a guillotine choke.