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Jamie Varner-Kamal Shalorus Off WEC 48 Card

Just three days into his WEC 48 training camp, former champ Jamie Varner announced Wednesday on his Twitter that opponent Kamal Shalorus has pulled out due to injury from the April 24 pay-per-view card in Sacramento, Calif.

The lightweight matchup was not officially confirmed by the organization, but it was targeted and would have likely been slotted for the pay-per-view portion of the card.

It remains uncertain whether Varner will still fight on the April 24 card.

In January, Varner (16-3) lost his belt to Ben Henderson, who will be rematching Donald Cerrone at WEC 48. The third-round guillotine choke was Varner's first loss since tapping to an armbar against Hermes Franca at UFC 62 in August 2006.

Olympic-level wrestler Shalorus (6-0-1) has won both his WEC fights. At WEC 46, Shalorus became the first man to hand a loss to Team Quest's Dave Jansen.

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