So we ran into Fabricio Werdum last night while at a great little amateur show called Samurai X in Culver City. The Strikeforce heavyweight was there to support some of his Kings MMA teammates as they had their chance to shine on the local level. Werdum looked extremely lean as he has been training for a hopeful expected return in December or January of next year.
When our fight correspondent Marcos Villegas got to him though, it was all business as the two chatted about his crazy Abu Dhabi final with Vinny Magalhaes. Werdum is convinced that he is made out of rubber, citing that he was shocked that he heard not one pop when he had Magalhaes in that arm bar in the closing moments of their match for the Abu Dhabi title. Werdum also dispels rumors about signing with the UFC, mentioning that no one from his team has been in talks with Zuffa. The odd thing is that at the very end of the interview, Werdum says there might be truth to the rumors and that if he was in talks with the UFC he could not say anything at this point.
When we sat here in the editing room, we all made a collective “what?” So I guess Werdum is going to the UFC? What do you all think?