Fabricio Werdum wants one more fight before he returns to StrikeforcePosted on November 15, 2010, 08:58 AM by Daniel Cassidy
“I used this trip to make a couple of good contacts in Abu Dhabi and Japan. Strikeforce want me to return in March against Fedor [Emelianenko] or [Alistair] Overeem, but I’m looking forward to having a fight before that one. I don’t have an exclusive contract with Strikeforce, only for the U.S., and I got a nice proposal in Abu Dhabi and another one in Japan.”
“I’ve got my last professional commitment in New York. By next week, I’ll be back helping ‘Babalu’ and Fernando Bettega who will fight for Strikeforce on Dec. 4. My arm is 100 percent now and I feel that by February, I’ll be ready to fight in Abu Dhabi or Japan.”
Since shocking the world last July by submitting Fedor Emilianenko, Fabricio Werdum took time off to get long over due elbow surgery. Now fully fit and healthy, "Vai Cavalo" has his sights set firmly on a return to action. With Strikeforce looking to pair him up against either current Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem or a rematch against "The Last Emperor". Despite this, Werdum now admits he wants a fight in either Abu Daba or Japan before his US return.
Werdum is currently 14-4-1 in his MMA career. The BJJ ace is one of the most decorated grapplers to fight inside a cage. Since signing with Strikeforce, he has defeated Mike Kyle, "Big Foot" Silva and Emilianenko. The former UFC fighter has gone 5-1 in his last 6 fights. His most noteble wins include Alistair Overeem, Gabriel Gonzaga, Alexsander Emilianenko and of course, Fedor.
The current depth of the Strikeforce Heavyweight division is huge, with more top Heavyweights than ever. Following the signing of Josh Barnett and Sergei Kharintov, all eyes are looking to see who Scott Coker and co. will match up next.
So Lowkick'ers, who would you like to see fight for the Strikeforce Heavyweight title next? and who should next face Fedor Emilianenko?