Evening News and Notes: Condit Headed to UFC; Nover-Bradley at UFC 98 & More

Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

- It appears that WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit could be headed to the UFC after all. Days after a Five Ounces of Pain report suggested that the WEC was attempting to match Condit up against Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 18 in April after Condit was forced out of his March 1 title defense against Brock Larson due to injury, MMA Junkie is reporting that has been signed for the event, essentially signaling the end for the WEC’s 170 lb. division. In semi-related news, Dann Stupp and company are also saying that “Ultimate Fighter 8” runner-up Philippe Nover will likely return to action against Kyle Bradley at UFC 98.

- During an interview on the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show on Wednesday, WEC lightweight Jamie Varner stated that he is still unable to see out of his right eye after being inadvertently kneed on the ground by Donald Cerrone this past Sunday and that the injury could be career-ending. ““I broke my right index metacarpal, completely fractured,” Varner said. “So I have to get pins put in it [Thursday]. Then I go next week to see my eye doctor to make sure my retina isn’t detached. And if it’s detached it could be a career-ending injury.”

- Xtreme Cagefighting Federation has released the complete fight card for the Dyna-Pep “Rumble In Race Town” event, which will take place on February 14 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Frank Trigg will headline the event against Danny Babcock. UFC veterans Terry Martin, Jesse Taylor, and Jeremy May will also be competing at the show as well.


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