Fabricio Werdum in talks with the UFC, could be Octagon bound by DecemberPosted on October 19, 2011, 12:06 PM by Joey Santosus
"He’s back to the trainings, he’s making everybody laugh. He’ll probably fight in December… He’s talking to the UFC, and maybe they come up with something for December. I like the idea, he deserves it. In case it actually happens, UFC is the place he should’ve never left. The bests are there, and there’s where Werdum belongs." - For complete interview with Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro, visit Tatame.com
It appears Heavyweight jiu-jitsu phenom Fabricio Werdum could be on his way back to the octagon. The Brazilian parted ways with the organization back in 2008 following a 2-2 stint that was punctuated by a vicious first-round knockout loss to a debuting Junior dos Santos. In the time since Werdum has strung together a respectable 3-1 mark under the Strikeforce banner, which includes a shock submission victory over then undefeated Fedor Emelianenko.
Though nothing is official at this time, Kings MMA coach, Rafael Cordeiro, says "Vai Cavalo" could be back "where he belongs" in time for Christmas. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Knowing what we know now about "Cigano," is Werdum's loss to the then-unknown newcomer forgivable? And how much of his success in Strikeforce could translate into the UFC?
Further Reading: Werdum on the UFC: They used me and threw me out