Fabricio Werdum shocked the world, yet again, after he submitted former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, in the third round of their title unification fight at last night's (Sat., June 13, 2015) UFC 188 event in Mexico City, Mexico.
And he did it after he battered and bruised the former kingpin on the feet for the better part of the fight (see it again here).
While the majority of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world was stunned at what occurred south of the border, for "Vai Cavalo," it was business as usual, as he has become accustomed to upsetting the favorites and sending fans home bewildered.
Just like he did back in 2010, when he submitted Fedor Emelianenko -- the consensus greatest heavyweight fighter of all time -- in the very first round via triangle choke under the Strikeforce banner.
"For sure when I fought Fedor Emelianenko in 2010 it was an amazing fight and nobody believed in me again. This moment today is the best moment in my life because the best heavyweights in the world are in the UFC. I'm very, very happy."
For Werdum, getting constantly counted out only motivates him more, which proves to be disastrous for the opposition.
"I prepared my mind for about two years. I believed in myself, my team believed in me too. I visualized this moment a lot of times. All the time I am the underdog. When I am the underdog, I get more motivation. I just showed inside the cage."
The win marks Fabricio's sixth straight since returning to the Octagon in 2012.
More importantly, however, the championship victory not only earned him the much-coveted UFC heavyweight title, but it may have also earned him the title of greatest heavyweight of all time.
If you don't buy it, maybe you will after you read this.