UFC lightweight Jamie Varner had a three-fight winning streak snapped in August when Joe Lauzon locked up a Triangle Choke in the third round of a contest Varner very well may have been winning on the judges’ scorecards. However, Varner has no regrets about his decision to go after Lauzon instead of ride out a decision win.
Varner will take that same attitude into his match-up this weekend with Melvin Guillard at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale and wants fans to know he’s out to entertain them regardless of how the bout turns out for him…
“You win by the sword, you die by the sword. The guy comes out hard, looking for the finish and looking for the win. Sometimes he gets caught because he’s so aggressive, so I’m expecting a reckless abandon-type Melvin Guillard.”
“Sometimes having that reckless abandon isn’t always good. Sometimes you do have to play it safe, but more often than not it works out in my favor when I’m going for the finish.”
“I’m not taking easy fights. I’m looking for the fastest way to get to that title,” Varner said. “I want that 20 pounds of gold around my waist. I want to be world champion again.”
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