How do you say “peace out” in Portuguese?
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, is not done competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). He is, however, washing his hands of UFC in the twilight of his career.
That’s according to his manager, Ali Abdelaziz.
“I think Fabricio’s done. You’ll never see him in the UFC again,” Abdelaziz told MMA Fighting. “They need to do what they need to do, but at the end of the day, Fabricio has to do whatever he needs to do for his family. After his suspension ends and he comes back, he’ll be 43. What is he going to do? If they open a senior league, we’ll wait. I think Fabricio will be fighting in Russia (next), to be honest with you. I need the UFC’s blessing for this. I want their blessing.”
Maybe he can resurrect this failed campaign.
Werdum (23-8-1) is currently serving a disciplinary suspension from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), handed down back in September. “Vai Cavalo” tested positive for the anabolic steroid trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone last April, booting the Brazilian from his Alexey Oleynik fight in Moscow, Russia.
Goodbye UFC, hello Akhmat Fight Club?