Recently crowned UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum might not be in the main event of his first title defense if the UFC gets their way and surprisingly enough, the champ doesn’t mind.
Werdum, who won the championship back at UFC 188 from Cain Velasquez, spoke to media members during UFC 190 media day in Brazil on Thursday about being a part of the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor card, which could take place in December.
“I want to fight on the Aldo vs. McGregor card,” Werdum said. “Fans want to watch this fight, so I’m willing to fight there.”
With how huge the Aldo – McGregor fight would be, it’s highly unlikely that the UFC would book them as the co-main event of the card. Heck, the UFC has been talking about holding the fight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Werdum seems to be okay with fighting in that spot on the card.
“For sure, I would be down to fight in the co-main event,” said the heavyweight champion. “There’s a lot of expectation for this fight between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, it will get a lot of attention. Heavyweights are important, of course, but a fight like this will draw more attention than a rematch with Cain Velasquez, for an example.”
Werdum pointed out that if he doesn’t fight on that card then he would like to fight sometime in February of 2016.
“I will probably fight in December of February, at the Super Bowl weekend card,” he said. “I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but I would really like to fight on this card.”
The UFC has yet to announce a number one contender for the heavyweight title.