UFC’s Varner Using MW2 for Healing

UFC’s Varner Using MW2 for Healing

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.