WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner surrendered his gloves and left his MMA career in the Octagon after he was defeated by Drew Dober at UFC on Fox 13. It was reported that Varner already expressed his intention to retire even before the fight and regardless of the result. Win, lose or draw, there is no stopping for Varner from retiting.

During Varner's fight against Dober, the latter threw in a first-round rear-naked choke against Varner, seeing the latter hit the mat. Immediately right after this bout, Joe Rogan gave the honours to Varner by giving the latter the chance over the microphone to announce to his hometown his retirement.

For most fighters on numerous game fields, Varner's reasons are of nothing different. His constant injuries, especially his weakening chin, have pushed him to retire from the game. According to him, he cannot keep up with fighting the young guys of today's generation anymore. At 30 years old, Varner has nothing to be ashamed about admitting that the injuries he acquired from fighting have taken their toll on his health. Varner also gave proper credits to the fighting performance of Dober, saying that Drew came in at hostile territory and fought his ass off.

Following his retirement, Varner told the press during a post-fight backstage interview his intentions of building his own gym and training new fighters. Alongside this dream, Varner also aims to start and form a fighter's union. After his series of fights and giving MMA the best part of his fighting life, he now wants to focus on coaching and make it the highlight of his career.

Jamie Varner lost his final four fights and suffered from a broken ankle during the UFC 173 against James Krause. Despite the losses and the injury, Varner made it through the end of the round before the declaration of who the winner was.

In his entire 11-year professional career, Jamie Varner has earned a 21-11 record and has bagged the title WEC lightweight championship. Among his memorable wins in the MMA were over Edson Barboza Jr., Melvin Guillard, and Donal Cerrone.