"We basically came to the decision that it’s in the best interest of Jamie to come here full time, and I’m willing to take on Jamie as a manager and a trainer. I think he’s extremely talented. The kid’s 26 years old, only, and you already know what he’s accomplished. By having him full-time training with all my fighters and all our trainers here at AMA and doing everything right, I truly believe that not only could he be back in the UFC shortly, he could go straight to the top and win a championship."
So sayeth Varner's new manager and trainer Mike Constantino (via Savage Dog Radio Show), who also happens to give shelter to some of the UFC's most talented fighters including the seemingly unstoppable lightweight powerhouse Jim Miller. "C-4" left Arizona Combat Sports to become a full-time member of AMA Fight Club and despite a disastrous end to his WEC career, "The Worm" has already gotten back into the win column by strangling Tyler Combs at last month's XFO 39 event in Illinois. Anyone agree with Constantino? Can the former WEC lightweight champion re-emerge as a top contender in the UFC's stacked 155-pound division? Or will former stablemates Ben Henderson and Donald Cerrone send him back to the regional circuit? What say you?