Seems to be standard procedure nowadays for title holders under the Zuffa banner to experience long layoffs between title fights. WEC Lightweight champion “Razor” Rob McCullough is no different. The last time he defending his title belt was in September but thankfully for him his next bout is officially scheduled for February 13 against Jamie Varner.
McCullough was one of the contracts Zuffa purchased when they bought the World Fighting Alliance a little over a year ago (however he did fight five times for the old WEC prior to the acquisition). He was quickly placed in a title match against Kit Cope and it was then that he captured the Lightweight crown.
Varner, on the other hand, is coming off a win against Sherron Leggett in August (an even longer layoff than McCullough) and while he did fight twice for the UFC prior to their purchase of the WEC he appears to be transitioning nicely as one of the top contenders in World Extreme Cagefighting.
I spoke to Razor Rob about his upcoming bout against Varner, his current contract situation with the WEC (only two fights left!) and his road back to the WEC.
Rob McCullough – 12/31/07
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