Former full-weight champion, Fabricio Werdum, can’t wait to put on the UFC gloves again. Suspended since 2018 after a positive in an anti-doping, the Brazilian may return to the octagon in 2020.
In an interview for Dominance MMA media day, he said he is eager to return to the octagon.
“I want to return as quickly as possible because I am 42 years old and I am still young. My mind is very young. That is the issue. That a secret. I will come back and surprise everyone. I will surprise the world, for sure. I just want to go back, maybe for four or five fights, I don’t know, ” Werdum said.
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Fabricio, already surprised MMA fans several times. In 2010, in Strikeforce, he stopped criticism and finished Fedor Emelianenko, in the first round, who is considered the best fighter of all time.
The biggest achievement of his career was 2014 when he faced the interim division champion after beating Travis Browne. In the fight for the interim belt, he knocked out Mark Hunt in UFC 180.
A year later, again surprised, the Brazilian faced one of the most important complete weights in the history of UFC, Cain Velasquez data-preserver-spaces=”true”>, the fight happened in UFC 188, in front of the local public supporting the champion, Werdum achieved what no one expected, ended to Cain Velásquez and he was crowned undisputed champion of the division, in the next fight, he lost his belt against Stipe Miocic in UFC 198.
The Brazilian already has 17 years of career. Where he has been contributing to the sport for a long time, Fabricio does not want to hear about leaving MMA, for the fighter, the withdrawal only comes when the body asks for it.
“I want to stop whenever I want, not when someone tells me to retire. I want to hang my gloves when I feel I’m not well. I did everything. I am champion of jujitsu, also of grappling. I’m also a “Triple C,” Werdum replied looking at Henry Cejudo, he was sitting next to him and nicknamed that way.
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