Currently testing free-agency, former UFC heavyweight titleholder, Fabrício ‘Vai Cavalo’ Werdum has expressed his interest in a potential divisional ‘superfight’ with former two-time 205-pound best, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player announced his intentions to test free agency following his return to the win-column opposite multiple-time title challenger, Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson at a UFC Fight Night event on ‘Fight Island’ in July. Werdum had made his first Octagon outing since UFC Fight Night Jacksonville in May – in a split judging loss to Aleksei Oleinik. The May return followed a ten-month USADA suspension.
Recently bellator-mma/”>floating the idea of rematches with both Fedor Emelianenko under the Bellator banner, and former opponent, Brandon Vera which would see him link up with ONE Championship in Singapore – the Porto Alegre native has now predicted he’d stop Jones, in an interview with MMA Junkie reporter, John Morgan – if the two ever clashed at heavyweight.
“”You know, he’s a big guy – and Jon Jones should have zero problems to go to the heavyweight division,” Werdum explained. “For sure, it’s not happening now, but maybe, I love the idea, one day against Jon Jones. And, it’s not like I prep for him, I’m just confident. One-hundred per cent I finish Jon Jones. I finish Jon Jones too. One-hundred per cent. I’m confident, that’s it. I’m training – good training, my mind’s okay. I finish him and anyone. One-hundred per cent I believe that.” (H/T BJPENN.com)
Jackson-Wink MMA mainstay, Jones recently announced his intentions to test heavyweight waters – vacating his 205-pound championship to boot. That now vacant crown, is set to be decided at UFC 253 on September 26th. – with recent challenger, Dominick Reyes meeting with former KSW gold holder, Jan Błachowicz.
2nd. degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Kings MMA staple, Werdum has notched high-profile career victories over the aforenoted, Fedor Emelianenko, and his younger brother, Alexander, as well as compatriot, Gabriel Gonzaga, decorated Dutch kickboxer, Alistair Overeem, ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, Mark Hunt, and in a title unification clash, stopped Cain Velasquez via third-round guillotine at UFC 188.
How do you think a heavyweight ‘superfight’ between Werdum and Jones would go down?