Pictured: Fabricio Werdum.
"I can tell you that he'll need to keep his hands up, because a knockout might happen. He'll need to keep his hands way up, in high guard. I think I'll hit his legs a lot. Roy Nelson is very tough and can endure a lot of beating, he showed that against [Junior dos Santos], but there's always a weak spot. I'll try to look for that flaw during the fight. I think I will win with agility and mobility. I am well mentally, as well as physically, much faster and this will be determinant in this fight, due to the fact that he's slower, a fatty. It will be a very strategic fight. It's my return to the UFC, it will be very important to me. When I have the opportunity to KO or submit, I will do it. I don't like to win by points, it happens sometimes, but my prevision is this: knockout or submission. The main thing is the victory."
-- Fabricio Werdum, the guy who beat Fedor Emelianenko when beating Fedor was still cool, is finally back in the UFC after over three years away fighting in Strikeforce. He was successful over there, too, winning three of four fights. Now, he's back where he belongs and tells Globo (translation via Bloody Elbow) that he's going to use his agility, mobility and superior speed to defeat Roy Nelson, whom he will take on at UFC 143 this Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He'll be able to do all this, you see, because "Big Country" is a "fatty." Don't get him wrong, Werdum knows Nelson is as tough as they come -- sustaining a 15-minute beating at the hands of Junior dos Santos without crumbling can attest to that -- but he has areas of weakness "Vai Cavalo" plans to exploit. Anyone think Werdum is underestimating his opponent here?