Fabricio Werdum Says He’s Lost Broadcasting Job With UFC After Criticizing Reebok Uniform Deal
By FCF Staff
After criticizing the UFC’s uniform deal with Reebok, Fabricio Werdum is reporting that he’s lost his commentating job with the promotion.
Earlier in the week, Werdum posted the image and comments below. The translation reads “I’m not generic, I’m Nike since childhood! #suck #myballs #reebok.”, according to a report from MMA Fighting.com.
In a follow up post, however, the former UFC heavyweight champ relayed that he’s been removed from his broadcasting duties for the company’s Spanish broadcasts.
Esclarecendo a polêmica sobre @reebok @ufc @ufc_brasil @sherdogdotcom / // I just want to make everything clear about my post of @Nike and @Reebok. I did this to protest about the sponsorship. Before Rebook got into UFC all the fighters use to make a lot of money with other sponsors, including me, and now they are paying me only $5,000 per fight. I didn't get penalized because I have no contract with them, but they cut me out of the tv broadcast.
Werdum is scheduled to fight Cain Velasquez at UFC 207, December 30th. The Brazilian fighter submitted Velasquez in their first bout last June.