Jamie Varner Injured – Pat Healy Waits For New Opponent As UFC On FOX 9 Takes Another Hit
The injury bug seems to be viciously attacking the UFC on FOX 9 lineup; Jamie Varner is now off the card as well.
This is the third fight to beÂ removed from next month’s event, after both Anthony PettisÂ and Kelvin GastelumÂ dropped out of the card. VarnerÂ apparently suffered his injury while training for his showdown with Pat Healy, who as of now is still on the card. UFC officials are actively looking for a replacement opponent for “Bam Bam”.
The tough and durable Healy was looking to score his firstÂ victory in the UFC, after his decisive win over the always-tough Jim Miller was overturned, due to Healy testing positive for marijuana. ThatÂ defeat was followed by a unanimous-decision loss to the quick-rising prospect KhabibÂ Nurmagomedov at UFC 165.
VarnerÂ was also looking to bounce back from a loss, as he most recently dropped a split-decision to GleisonÂ Tibau at UFC 164, the month prior.
Hopefully for the UFC, the injuries end with Varner. Stay tuned, Penn nation.