"Razor Rob" wants WEC title-fight rematch with Jamie Varner

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SmileR
6/5/08 9:34:41AM
WEC lightweight "Razor" Rob McCullough (16-4) was able to avenge the first loss of his career with a split-decision victory over Kenneth Alexander this past Sunday night. Now the 31-year-old hopes to avenge a more stinging defeat: the February loss of his WEC lightweight title to Jamie Varner.

McCullough talked about his victory and a shot at redemption on Tuesday's edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), a content partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

"It felt great," McCullough said of his performance. "At one point I realized I got this fight, dude. He's moving backward and away from me. I wanted to rush in and clip him. You know, do something stupid. Then I went, 'Eh, I'll just wait for him to shoot and try and knee him in the face.'"

The cautious performance earned the Huntington Beach fighter the victory, but it did little to win over the fans in attendance. McCullough said he was too focused to notice the booing coming from the ARCO Arena seating.

"In smaller arenas, when I fight it seems like I can hear people in the crowd," McCullough explained. "I hear random people saying stuff and I can really listen to them. And before, I'd hear booing and I'd be like, 'Oh, I've got to pick up the pace here.' And that's when I would do something like a flying punch or something. I kind of was like so in the zone for this one. I was so focused that I kind of cut everything out when the bell rang. ... So, everything went out the window, and I was zoned in on him, and I didn't really hear too much. So that was kind of a good thing."


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babytater03
6/5/08 9:51:43AM
Please dont give this guy another shot. That had to be one of the worst fights i've seen on WEC in a looooooonggg time.
I would rank that fight right up there with Starnes v. Quarry.

stock
6/5/08 10:05:59AM
I partially agree.
It takes some balls to come off of a lackluster, passive performance and then demand a title shot rematch.

I think he should have to get 1 more win before the rematch.
McBee
6/5/08 10:29:16AM

Posted by stock

I partially agree.
It takes some balls to come off of a lackluster, passive performance and then demand a title shot rematch.

I think he should have to get 1 more win before the rematch.



partially agree, make the guy win some convincing victories that someone would actually want to watch before considering giving him a shot, what an ass
bullettdodger
6/5/08 12:07:30PM
It is quite amazing to me that he couldn't even hear the boos i mean..EVERYONE in the Arco Arena was doing it... even between rounds, im also surprised that he walked away with that decision, "Razor Rob" has a loooong road back to the belt if you ask me...
Styles
6/5/08 12:26:27PM
I actually thought the other guy was winning on the cards... I was kinda surprised that Rob got the U/D instead of a split or draw.
Twenty20Dollars
6/5/08 12:40:27PM
Rob isnt going to get that rematch with Varner, first because i heard his fight last weekend wasnt that great winning by split decision. He's going to get atleast another win.

Plus i think Marcus Hicks is going to be the new champ, ha
McBee
6/5/08 12:43:44PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Rob isnt going to get that rematch with Varner, first because i heard his fight last weekend wasnt that great winning by split decision. He's going to get atleast another win.

Plus i think Marcus Hicks is going to be the new champ, ha



Hicks looked very strong, I want to see 9mm again, josh thomson needs to get into the UFC or WEC
MaxOne
6/5/08 1:05:36PM

Posted by Styles

I actually thought the other guy was winning on the cards... I was kinda surprised that Rob got the U/D instead of a split or draw.



Me Too!
Lay_N_Pray
6/5/08 2:16:36PM
Yeah I don't see how Rob got that decision. Both guys fought pretty bad though and Rob needs two more wins before he gets a crack at the belt in my opinion.
roman
6/5/08 4:27:44PM
After that crap performance, which I felt was a loss, he doesn't deserve shit until he can prove otherwise.
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