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Varner Responds To "Mouthpiece-gate"

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WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner has posted a response to his illegal calling of a timeout in his fight against then-Champion Rob McCullough at WEC 32 to recover his lost mouthpiece, which is being referred to by some as "mouthpiece-gate".

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Post #1   2/22/08 10:21:02AM   

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The whole thing is being blown way out of proportion. The mouth piece was lost, the action continued. It was only after Varner got out of hit the tie up/ground and pound that the action was stopped.

The only reason this is an issue is because varner asked for the time out. The ref should have given it as soon as the action broke and they began to circle anyway.

completely legit.

and I love Varners responce...

"Did the mouthpiece rest help me? No I was 13 minutes into the biggest fight of my life, I needed a day to recover not a few seconds."

Post #2   2/22/08 12:06:00PM   

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The referee should have called the timeout himself. Varner did the work of a fighter and quality referee. He also wiped out the overrated McCullough.

Post #3   2/22/08 1:24:41PM   

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Posted by dust

The referee should have called the timeout himself. Varner did the work of a fighter and quality referee. He also wiped out the overrated McCullough.



Amen. It's completely legit what to do what he did. Even if he did do it to recover a bit, it's within the rules so bitch and whine all you want but he won fair and square.

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I,ve seen guys fight whole rounds with no mouthpiece before. I'm not gonna sit here and act like it changed the fight because Varner was taking it to Rob. I just thought it smelled fishy. Varner definetly hung out and leaned on the cage for an extra 15 seconds too.

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I think it is a complete non issue.
Mazz was probably going to stop the action right there anyway. It just appeared that Mazz was granting the timeout due to the timing of the whole thing.

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Remember that Rob was gettting the same rest as Jamie, although he was hot at the time it was called. Had the ref noticed the mouthpiece he would have called the timeout himself anyways. Nice KO Jamie!!!!

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Who cares Varner was completely dominating the whole fight from start to finish....It was great to see! He should stay in the WEC for a little while because he is just an average fighter in the UFC....

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anybody in the top 10 would run this guy over, mma dosnt need anymore cockiness anyway, some ppl like this kind of behavior but its bad sportsmanship and i hope anybody whos a smack talker gets beat down

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Posted by BlazinSaddle

anybody in the top 10 would run this guy over, mma dosnt need anymore cockiness anyway, some ppl like this kind of behavior but its bad sportsmanship and i hope anybody whos a smack talker gets beat down



Tell us how you really feel

I love the smack talk FYI

it wouldn't very exciteing if fighters ran around with a golf/tennis attitude

They are fighters because they don't have good communication skills

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theres a certain way to hype fights ya know, disrespecting and showboating after a fight is not one of them, this sport is suppose to have credability and stuff like that dosnt help

besides do you really care what i think? i just dont like this mentality no big deal duder

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Posted by BlazinSaddle

besides do you really care what i think? i just dont like this mentality no big deal duder



Now I'm confused

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Posted by Kracker_Jap


Posted by BlazinSaddle

besides do you really care what i think? i just dont like this mentality no big deal duder



Now I'm confused



do i need to slow down?

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No Go fast I like it when I learn new words like DUDER

and to get on subject what was so trashy about what varner said??

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Posted by Kracker_Jap

No Go fast I like it when I learn new words like DUDER

and to get on subject what was so trashy about what varner said??



yeah you like that duder? thought so

i dont like the disrespect, hes just one fighter out of many that do it, its more of a broad view of dislike i have for fighters like that, im not gonna waste my time and quote things he said and does, so we'll just agree to disagree then, you like that sort of thing i dont really care, good for you guy lol

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