Having won the last fight under the current contract with the largest MMA promotion, the former UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, is ready to test the free agent market.
“The emotions after the fight were caused by the fact that this was my last fight in the UFC,” the Brazilian, who finished in the first round with an elbow lever from Alexander Gustafsson, said in a post-match interview. “I spent many years in the UFC. 10 or 12, I don’t even remember exactly. I love UFC and I want to thank them for a lot. I won’t say that I will definitely leave the UFC. I need to talk to my Manager Ali Abdelaziz first, but I’m willing to listen to third-party suggestions».
“I don’t know if I will stay in the UFC or not, but I will definitely continue to fight, maybe in another organization. I don’t want to stop. I won’t stop – one hundred percent. I still have a couple of fights left. I told you that I am still young because my mind is young”
Also, 42-year-old Werdum admitted that he still dreams of a rematch with Fedor Emelianenko, who ten years ago finished with a triangle choke at the Strikeforce tournament.
“This is absolutely true. I want to fight Fyodor. I respect him very much, and I want to give him the opportunity to fight me again. We have a history – our fight with Fedor in 2010. Ten years later, everyone wants to see this fight. I don’t know where, but I definitely want to fight Fyodor, because I respect him very much. In my opinion, he is the best fighter of all time”. Fabricio Werdum wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko
Recall that the fight between Fabricio Werdum and Alexander Gustafsson was part of the UFC on ESPN 14 tournament, held on July 25 in Abu Dhabi.