Who’d have thunk that Jamie Varner, of all people, would the one to knock a 10-0 badass like Edson Barboza all googly-eyed, and on only four weeks notice to boot? Not I, which is why I restrict my gambling to the commodities markets (come on, pork bellies!). Varner went 0-3-1 in the WEC in 2010, his last two wins were against bushleaguers like Drew Fickett and Nate Jolly, and it was only eight months ago that he was reduced to a drooling mess by Gay Porn Guy. Meanwhile, Barboza had built up a 4-fight win streak in the UFC, and was coming fresh off a super-awesome KO via spinning heel-kick of doom. But some days the sun shines even on a dog’s ass, as they say… and by “they” I mean the old guys down at the hardware store. Anyway, get used to seeing “The Worm” in the Octagon a couple more times, whether you like it or not.
(Pic via Iron Forges Iron)