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Fabricio Werdum wanted to ‘snap’ Tony Ferguson at UFC 216 media day, straight-up PRIDE style

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) almost had a repeat of the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier press conference rumble on Thursday, when former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum had to be separated from top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson.

Playing the role of Dave Sholler was UFC PR stooge Chris Costello.

The tiff started like most silly arguments: one macho fighter says something slightly curt to another macho fighter and before you know it, we have a bunch of people standing around with their chests puffed out (see it again here).

Straight-up PRIDE style, according to the Brazilian.

“I just don’t punch him because I know he’s got a fight coming up and Chris is a very nice guy with me all the time,” Werdum told MMA Fighting. “I don’t want to break everything. I almost, maybe just like one second, I snap his head — 100 percent. Like PRIDE rules.”

In that case, “El Cucuy” gets a yellow card for stalling.

Werdum and Ferguson were on hand to promote the upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place a week from Saturday night (Oct. 7, 2017) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Let’s just hope these two don’t run into each other backstage at the weigh ins (like these two).

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