Fabricio Werdum Tells Us Why Cain Velasquez ‘Isn’t Mexican, But American’


Just days before Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez meet inside the octagon, the verbal shots between the two continue on the latest episode of the UFC 188 Embedded series.

During episode three, which was released late last night, Fabricio Werdum went up to Velasquez during breakfast to say hello. Velasquez made it clear that he was not happy with Werdum after Werdum’s comment during the first episode of the series.

“I went to breakfast this morning and I ran into Cain Velasquez,” Werdum said. “I went over to say hi to Cain Velasquez and he said, ‘I’m not going to say hello.’ I asked, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘Because you bad-mouthed me.’

“I’m sure that Cain Velasquez wanted to say hi, but someone told him something. I think it was (UFC middleweight fighter) Luke Rockhold. Do you know who Luke Rockhold is? That nobody. It could be on the first episode of Embedded I said (Velasquez) wasn’t Mexican.”

When going back to watch episode, Werdum said Cain wasn’t Mexican, but rather American. This could definitely be construed as an insult to someone who has ‘Brown Pride’ tattooed across their chest.

“He’s American,” Werdum continued. “His parents are Mexican. So he’s not ‘Mexican, Mexican,’ but he represents Mexico well. I always said that. We have to tell the truth. So (Velasquez) said, ‘I’m not going to say hello.’ I was like, ‘Very well.’

UFC 188 takes place this Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico.

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  • He’s not making any sense. It’s stupid and ignorant as fuck. Cain’s nationality might be American and he’s an American citizen, but that does not make him any less Mexican, than a Mexican born and raised in Mexico. His parents are both Mexican. He is a full blood Mexican.

    You gonna tell a full blood African, born and raised in the U.S.A. that he ain’t African? Fuck no…

    • GM

      I agree….
      Verdum is an idiot….
      He said at one point he was more Mexican than Cain. because he has visited Mexico over 20times, he has a lot of friends in mexico. Basically he is more Mexican by association. Dumbass Brazillian

  • Chris Gome

    He does make a point. while Werdum speaks Spanish and Portuguese , Cain only speaks English. I live in San Diego with alllll mexicanos 5 minutes from mexico. And we clown the shit out of the homies that are dark and brown and speak zero Spanish. It’s so funny in mexico when they try to talk to you and you say uhh errr ummm..what?? All in all he’s not a pysa. Like me i’m an American Russian I’ll probably get clowned in Moscow. America “Land of the muts”.

    • Chris you need to watch the UFC 188 Embedded videos, Cain speaks fluent Spanish

      • Chris Gome

        Yeah I realized that later and my whole theory went out the window. Rockstar and Norco make me quick to react. But I still love Mexico!! HK Tijuana por vida. calle Coahuila….Having a half brother who is beaner and a few primos help. SAN DIEGO LIFE

  • Chris Gome

    oh and Mexicans in Cali that don’t speak spainish 0.0000001248 percent of . Cain I think is in that category. oh well

  • Chris Gome

    Full blood African? Race is a tricky subject. Russell Peters tells a pretty funny skit on Africa Africans hating the American “black”….Africans like to work and the others D*n7….But I must admit how spoiled are we to be born in USA? Pure luck thank god. Imagine opening your eyes in Syria!