While Alexander Gustafsson was highly-upset at the booking of the upcoming Heavyweight title fight between division champion Stipe Miocic and Light Heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on July 7, Fabricio Werdum wasn’t all that fazed.
According to the current No. 1 ranked big man in the land, while he was a bit sad at first, he understands UFC is a business and booking the fight makes all the sense in the world.
And it didn’t hurt that “Vai Cavalo” recently had a sit down with UFC president Dana White and owner Ari Emanuel to talk about the finer points of the business, as well as what’s in store for him in 2018.
“I want to see this fight, too. Of course I want to go first, but for the business UFC, for fans this is much better. I understand this part, too,” declared Werdum on a recent edition of The MMA Hour.
“For sure I was sad before, but after talking to Dana White, I understand for the company, business is much better. I hope I’m the next one after my fight.”
When predicting the winner of Miocic vs Cormier, the former two-time champion didn’t let personal feelings get in the way of his pick.
“I love Cormier, he’s my good friend for a long time. One day, he is just a wrestling guy. I talk about the time I take him down three times, training with him, and he say that all the time, too. He was just a wrestling guy, but now he is more complete. He’s a good boxer, wrestling and jiu-jitsu. But, I think Stipe Miocic beat him by points,” added “Vai Cavalo,” who was dethroned by Stipe at UFC 198 via first-round knockout.
Werdum will look to insert himself as the next contender for the strap and pick up his third straight win when he faces off against Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 127 on Sat., March 17, 2018 inside O2 Arena in London, England
Furthermore, Fabricio revealed that he has once again been given his commentating duties by the promotion which were taken away from him after he spoke out against the promotion’s deal with Reebok back in 2016.
All’s well that ends well.