Video: Fabricio Werdum used Facebook and Twitter to get back in the UFC

"I started a campaign on Twitter and Facebook. I always ran after my dreams. I always went after everything I wanted. I always set my goals in my mind, and went to achieve them. I set the goal to fight again in the UFC. Because my motivation is to fight the best fighters. And I succeeded through my efforts, my training. My friends and my team helping me. Werdum Combat Team, Kings MMA. Everybody helped me a lot. Seven thousand people tweeted Dana White asking him to bring me back to the UFC. The fans want to see me back in there."

This whole social media thing is getting ridiculous, right? Not only can fighters campaign for bouts they want to get made and actually get their wish, now they're doing the same just to get back inside the Octagon. And if Fabricio Werdum is to be believed, that's what we can thank for his return bout against Roy Nelson this coming Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, at UFC 143 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The lesson here? Go tweet Dana White, Maniacs. You might end up inside the Octagon one day.

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