UFC president Dana White had to write four fight of the night bonus checks at UFC 119 and he probably could've written two more for Matt Serra and Chris Lytle. He's got zero issue with doing so. After hearing the strong critique of Frank Mir you know Zuffa wants great fights even if it costs the promotion a few extra bucks. WEC 51 may present the same quandary tonight on a card stacked with heated rivalries and fights that could go all over the cage.
The last time Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner fought they both had to visit the hospital for various ailments. Cerrone's head was battered while Varner suffered a broken foot and broken hand. This time around, Varner is expecting the same. He wants a quick fight and a win so he can fight on Arizona's first time big-time MMA card in December, when WEC visits Phoenix. But Varner says that might be wishful thinking.
"That's the ultimate goal but I plan on going to the hospital after this fight. I've already called the hospital and got a bed waiting for me," Varner told John Morgan from MMA Junkie. "Broken hand, broken foot, whatever, I'm ready. I'm going to let it all hang out in the cage and hope for the best."
WEC 51 weigh-in (Courtesy MMA Junkie):
VERSUS (9 pm. PT/6 p.m. ET)
Jose Aldo (145) v. Manny Gamburyan (145)
Donald Cerrone (155.5) v. Jamie Varner (156)
Miguel Torres (136) v. Charlie Valencia (136)
Chan Sung Jung (146) v. George Roop (145)
Leonard Garcia (146) v. Mark Hominick (145)
Pablo Garza (154) v. Tiequan Zhang (154)
Mike Brown (145) v. Cole Province (146)
Chris Horodecki (155) v. Ed Ratcliff (155
Diego Nunes (145) v. Tyler Toner (145)
Antonio Banuelos (136) v. Chad George (135)
Demetrious Johnson (135) v. Nick Pace (135)