Jamie Varner (20-7-1-2 NC) fought four times in 2012 and doesn’t plan on slowing down. For 2013, he hopes to end the year with UFC gold around his waist.
“You’re going to see me get three wins and hopefully a title shot,” said Varner to Studio MMA. “I’m going to be fighting for a belt in 2013.”
Of those four fights in the previous year, three took place out of the UFC. The other was for XFC. He went 3-1 with the only loss being to Joe Lauzon (22-8) at UFC on FOX. Varner defeated Drew Fickett, Edson Barboza and Melvin Guillard each in different fashion.
Varner has fought the current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (17-2) once. That happened at WEC 46 when Henderson took his title with a submission halfway through the third round.
Varner’s return inside the Octagon is not known.