Back in 2010, Cowboy Cerrone publicly stated he wanted Jamie Varner to be the first death in MMA. Wishing death on someone is never a good thing when you get paid to place that person under the same conditions that resemble death. That’s like a chef holding up a baby and saying the words ‘I just want to eat you up.’ Technically, the chef has all the available skills to cook the baby up in a nice marinade and serve it in reasonable portions. Therefore, Cowboy Cerrone hoping that Jame Varner will be the first death in MMA on TapouT radio was not necessarily a positive thing. Actually, it was as far from a positive thing as possible.
Since WEC 53, we’ve seen Jamie Varner compete in three separate organizations, amassing a 3-1 record with his only loss coming via Dakota Cochrane at Titan Fighting Championship 20 (yes, that Dakota Cochrane). Now that the former WEC lightweight champion is back under the ZUFFA banner, Varner has dipped his body in some futuristic cryogenic chamber in preparation for his bout with Edson Barboza at UFC 146, Demolition Man style.