UFC's Varner Using MW2 for Healing

By Josh Wright

January 8, 2010

Can a video game be on a doctor’s rehab list? According to Jamie Varner, World Extreme Cage-fighting lightweight champion it can. When Varner won his match against Donald Cerrone in January of 2009, he done more than break his competitor, he broke the metacarpal bone in his hand. When given his rehab instructions by the doc they included plenty of video game playing to strengthen his hand.

“He told me to stay playing video games because that would strengthen everything up,” Varner said.

And after reclaiming his XBOX 360 from a friend who borrowed it, Varner has been playing MW2 pretty much non-stop. Has all that hard work paid off you ask? We will see on Sunday as Varner faces off against Ben Henderson in Sacramento, and his first defense of his belt since the injury over a year ago.

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Josh Wright

Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

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