Jamie Varner broke his ankle in the early part of the first fight. He tried to gut it out and landed some good shots, however, he could not finish this fight against James Krause at UFC 173.
As soon as the round ends, Varner says his ankle is broken and this fight is over.
Jamie Varner (21-10) he has 7 knockouts,11 submissions and 3 decision victories, he lost once by knockout, four times by submissions and four times by decision. He made his UFC debut against which he won via TKO at UFC 146 – Dos Santos vs. Mir on May / 26 / 2012. In his last four fights he is 3-1. He lost to Joe Lauzon via Triangle Choke at UFC on Fox 4 – Shogun vs. Vera on Aug / 04 / 2012. He then beat Melvin Guillard via split decision at UFC 155 – Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 on Dec / 29 / 2012. Since then he has lost his last two fights, Gleison Tibau via split decision at UFC 164 – Henderson vs. Pettis 2 on Aug / 31 / 2013 and then Abel Trujillo via KO at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.
— KOreps.com (@ko_reps) May 25, 2014
After trying to gut it out, there was no talking the doctors out of stopping this fight.
Varner went on to say: “Such an honor to fight a guy like Jamie Varner,” he posted on Twitter. “Sorry it ended the way it did buddy. I wish you a speedy recovery.”
UFC president Dana White said in the post fight presser “what an absolute stud that kid is”.
No timetable for his return is known for this tough fighter.