Krause later said he thought the injury may have occurred from a leg kick early on. It was around that time that Varner started to get wobbly, but since he's as tough as they come he tried to tough it out and fought on.
When the extent of the injury was discovered at the end of the round the fight was called. Varner later shared the news with his fans on Twitter:
Two fractured bones and torn ligaments! I have to see a specialist next week. Thanks for the support!
— Jamie Varner (@jamievarner) May 25, 2014
In a show of sportsmanship, Krause wished Varner well on Twitter:
Such an honor to fight a guy like @jamievarner. Sorry it ended the way it did buddy. I wish you a speedy recovery.
— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) May 25, 2014