"When I first heard the rumours, I didn’t know anything. I had four more fights left with them on my contract, which ran to 2010. But they demanded to renegotiate my exiting contract by cutting my pay in half.... It’s a pity I would have liked to continue with the UFC but now we forge ahead.... There are several possibilities now including fighting in multiple organizations. Affliction, Sengoku and Dream are big events, but I think the possibility of fighting for Affliction in particular will give me the best chance to fight the best in the world, Fedor, in addition to (Andrei) Arlovski, Josh Barnett and several other big names ... that would be a great opportunity for me""
Fabricio Werdum -- who was cut after losing to Octagon newcomer Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos via first round knockout at UFC 90: "Silva vs. Cote" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on October 25 -- talks about where he wants to fight in the future. The consensus top ten heavyweight fighter was surprisingly cut after his latest lost. In fact, it was such a surprise that he didn't even know it when the news broke. He should fit in well with Affliction ... its heavyweight roster is very deep and talented.