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Friday, Jan 04, 2019

Fabricio Werdum Has Asked UFC to Release Him

Fabricio Werdum (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

As Fabricio Werdum continues to serve a two-year suspension he was handed by USADA last year, the former heavyweight champ has asked the UFC to release him.

Werdum, who argued his positive test for banned substances was a “misunderstanding”, is currently suspended until March, 2020. Recently the Brazilian star appeared on PVT , and according to a follow up report from MMA Fighting, Werdum revealed the following:

”What I would really like right now is to be free, that the UFC would have consideration with me and release me,” Werdum said. “It’s a matter of Ali (Abdelaziz) talking with (White) now. Ali really has a good friendship with Dana White. It’s not only up to Dana. They always say that, and I go talk to someone else and they say it’s not only up to them as well, it’s that game. I obviously love fighting in the UFC, but after this (situation), this unfair doping, I would like to fight in other promotions.”

”I already told the UFC, I’ll sign a term that I would not fight in the United States anymore,” Werdum said. “I’d fight overseas, Japan, Russia, Europe, wherever, but I wouldn’t fight in the United States to cause no harm. I would sign that to be released. I just want to be free to do what I want, which is fight. It’s not about money. I still have a lot to show. I’m 41, but I feel like a kid.”

Werdum was knocked out by Alexander Volkov in his last bout, which took place in May, 2018.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:23 pm
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