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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

Fabricio Werdum Rescues Drowning Teen in Southern California

Fabricio Werdum (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Fabricio Werdum is being hailed as a hero, after the UFC’s former heavyweight champ rescued a drowning teen in Southern California.

The Brazilian star and decorated fighter recently reported the following to AG Fight (translations via MMA Junkie):

“When we saw the fireman’s car, the car stopped in front of us. I said I was going to help, and Karine (his wife) wasn’t sure, because it was dangerous,” Werdum said. “But when I looked, there were two tiny heads at sea yelling ‘help.’ They were very far, about 70 meters away. When the lifeguard grabbed the board by himself, I took off my coat and ran. I took the orange floater, threw it across my chest, and I arrived with him, a little further ahead even. I told him to get the girl, who was screaming a lot, and I got the boy, who was already limp. I was able to get him, and we swam toward the beach. …

“Then, at shore, an old man helped me. The waves were big. The girl sank about three times.”

In addition, Werdum’s wife has shared out this video:

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:50 pm
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