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Fabricio Werdum releases statement following KO loss at UFC London

The former heavyweight champion promises to rise after his defeat at the hands of Alexander Volkov.

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has released a statement following his fourth round knockout loss to Alexander Volkov at UFC: London. The loss was especially disappointing for fans of the Brazilian jiu jitsu expert considering he was doing so well in the early rounds.

A hard jab from Volkov swelled Werdum’s eye shut and that lack of visibility allowed his opponent to overwhelm him with strikes and knock him out cold. But it doesn’t sound like the loss will stop Werdum from continuing to strive for his old belt back.

”I would like to thank everyone who cheered for me, who sent me messages of support and who are by my side in this difficult moment which is a defeat,” Werdum wrote. “I am sad but I keep my head up with the certainty that life is made and mistakes and correct and that the most important of this trajectory is how we rise from a fall.”

”I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success. Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!”

The loss in London brings Werdum’s record to 23-8 and is just the third time in his career he’s been finished. Who knows where he’ll end up in the rankings after losing to #8 Volkov but we’re sure he’ll be back to action. A win would have put him right back into title talks, but now Werdum will have to toil a bit longer to prove his worth - and against younger heavyweights on a dangerous upswing.

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