MMA Attn: Werdum...kthxbye

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  1. saabguy

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    Fabricio Werdum out of UFC

    By: MMAmania

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    Content with its current stable of heavyweight fighters, which includes a mix of veterans and up-and-comers, the UFC apparently no longer required the services of a widely regarded top 10 competitor.

    Fabricio Werdum was unable to come to terms with UFC officials on a new contract after his surprising 81-second knockout loss to Octagon newcomer Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos at UFC 90: “Silva vs. Cote” on October 15, forcing the Brazilian and the promotion to go their separate ways, according to MMAWeekly.com.

    “Vai Cavalo” perhaps spoke prematurely (or something was lost in translation) when he declared that he had inked a five-fight contract extension back in July that included a guaranteed title shot with a win over “Cigano.”

    It appears that the offer may have been merely discussed and/or was contingent on a win in the “Windy City.” He also could have ruffled some feathers when he voiced his displeasure about being excluded from the mini heavyweight tournament put together to declare an undisputed division champion.

    Regardless, Werdum leaves the promotion with an even record (2-2), scoring big wins over Brandon Vera and Gabriel Gonzaga and perhaps bigger losses to Andrei Arlovski and Dos Santos.

    He remains a very capable and dangerous fighter who, according to the report, is already courting offers to compete in “The Land of the Rising Sun.” That’s because prior to his UFC run, the Brazilian was a very popular and successful fighter in Pride FC.

    In fact, Werdum battled current UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera at Critical Countdown Absolute back in July of 2006 for the chance to advance to the semifinals of the PRIDE 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix. “Minotauro” bested Werdum by unanimous decision in what was one of many outstanding fights that night.

    While his chances for a rematch anytime soon are now more than likely dashed, rest assured that we will see the Chute Boxe-trained fighter back in action sooner rather than later.

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  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    thats fine.. he was never good enough to keep the HW championship
     
  3. checkii

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    I like him, but he had 1 exciting fight.
     
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    Hey who knows maybee he will sighn with affliction for a few fights. I would love to see him fight arlovski again.
     
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    that fight was terrible :ugh:
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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  9. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Top contender? Really?
     
  10. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Before his last loss he was the only ranked HW in the UFC other than Big Nog and possibly Gonzaga.
     
  11. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Interesting. For some reason I've always thought of him as a 2nd tier guy. He's good, but I wouldn't expect him to hang with Lesnar, Couture, Mir, or even Sylvia.
     
  12. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Sylvia isnt in the UFC, he would rape Mir's face, Couture hasnt fought anyone in ages and would likely have a long boring fight with Werdum, and Lesnar would Lesnar-fy him.

    Keep in mind, I am speaking of Werdum 1 month ago, I have no idea who showed up the other week.

    The UFC HW division is bare, unfortuantely Wedum was hands down top talent/contender.
     
  13. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    werdum was pretty one dimensional.
     
  14. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    now the question is, why isn't brandon vera already gone yet?
     
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    yeah I wonder why vera is still there probably because they are trying to bring the ufc to the pinoys
     
  16. checkii

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    and he is in contract. I think he has 1 more fight. which will probably be a use it or lose it fight in the Philippines. Or they will Arlovski him.
     
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    He hypes himself up so much people actually think there still remains some hype.
     

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