Park Memories: McCullough & Varner Engage In A War Of Words

Bad News: My computer is still sick.

Good News: We should be good-to-go in a couple of days.

Bad News: I haven’t been able to talk about what is shaping up to be one of the better weeks in combat sports (Quintana over Williams? Wow.)

Good News: A few months back, I spoke with WEC Lightweight champ “Razor” Rob McCullough and Jamie Varner to preview their upcoming title bout. Well, as you all know, that match goes down tomorrow night and since I suspect many missed these interviews due to the holidays, here they are again. Enjoy the fights.


Rob McCullough


Jamie Varner

(photo courtesy of Zuffa, LLC)

“Razor” Rob Is Getting Ansty

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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