Looks like resident super hero, Miesha Tate, is getting some competition.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, is serving a two-year suspension from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), so what better way to spend it than at the local beach?
Werdum was having fun in the sun with his wife when an emergency rescue call was placed for two frightened teenagers who became trapped at sea and were unable to swim back to shore under their own power.
“Vai Cavalo” didn’t hesitate.
“When I looked, there were two tiny heads at sea yelling ‘help.’ They were very far, about 70 meters away,” Werdum told AGFight.com (via MMA Junkie). “When the lifeguard grabbed the board by himself, I took off my coat and ran. I took the orange floater, threw it across my chest, and I arrived with him, a little further ahead even.”
“I told him to get the girl, who was screaming a lot, and I got the boy, who was already limp. I was able to get him, and we swam toward the beach. Then, at shore, an old man helped me. The waves were big. The girl sank about three times. Wow, my heart was beating a million. It’s an extreme situation. The heart goes to a million. It’s worse than a fight. It’s not even close.”
Personally, I think the Brazilian should be reinstated for heroism, though judging by his manager’s comments (read them here), it doesn’t sound like Werdum is in any hurry to get back inside the Octagon.
Maybe he can audition for Brazil’s Baywatch reboot instead?