Fabricio Werdum is willing to fight Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce

With the unfortunate news that Frank Mir was forced to withdraw from his November 3rd bout with Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce, a search for a new opponent ensues. An accomplished Heavyweight without a fight currently scheduled has stepped and said he would like the fight. That man is none other than Fabricio Werdum, the fighter who put an end to the legendary win streak of Fedor Emelianenko and has most recently been seen in the UFC destroying Roy Nelson and Mike Russow. Werdum was interviewed by MMAInterviews.tv, and said he would speak about it with his head coach:

“I talk to my coach Rafael Cordeiro first. I don’t know. But if maybe if they (the UFC) tries to call me and Rafael says it’s okay, I’ll fight for sure.”

Werdum also stated in the interview that he has been training five days a week even with no fight on the horizon. Now he has a potential blockbuster bout. Cormier would present a huge challenge in terms of wrestling and striking of Werdum, and vice versa for Cormier in terms of submissions. However, it should be noted that Cormier manhandled Josh Barnett, another acclaimed submission expert, to win the Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix. Still, Werdum has made no bones about his plans to fight for the UFC title eventually, and there is arguably no other Heavyweight with as much hype and momentum as Cormier right now. Is this a fight that Zuffa should make? Could Werdum possibly stop the freight train that Daniel Cormier has become?

With the unfortunate news that Frank Mir was forced to withdraw from his November 3rd bout with Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce, a search for a new opponent ensues. An accomplished Heavyweight without a fight currently scheduled has stepped and said he would like the fight. That man is none other than Fabricio Werdum, the fighter who put an end to the legendary win streak of Fedor Emelianenko and has most recently been seen in the UFC destroying Roy Nelson and Mike Russow. Werdum was interviewed by MMAInterviews.tv, and said he would speak about it with his head coach:

“I talk to my coach Rafael Cordeiro first. I don’t know. But if maybe if they (the UFC) tries to call me and Rafael says it’s okay, I’ll fight for sure.”

Werdum also stated in the interview that he has been training five days a week even with no fight on the horizon. Now he has a potential blockbuster bout. Cormier would present a huge challenge in terms of wrestling and striking of Werdum, and vice versa for Cormier in terms of submissions. However, it should be noted that Cormier manhandled Josh Barnett, another acclaimed submission expert, to win the Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix. Still, Werdum has made no bones about his plans to fight for the UFC title eventually, and there is arguably no other Heavyweight with as much hype and momentum as Cormier right now. Is this a fight that Zuffa should make? Could Werdum possibly stop the freight train that Daniel Cormier has become


20 Comments

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    Vidaros

    September 20, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Not a bad match up actually! But i think Cormier will probably knock him out if they do!

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    Brasil

    September 20, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Bold move from Werdum….I like it….should earn him the number one contender spot if he wins.

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    johndo11

    September 20, 2012 at 1:52 am

    old school warrior!

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    kickassfast

    September 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

    the match up makes sense. even though fabricio is gonna get manhandled

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    ny2ut2id2nv

    September 20, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Makes sense. Fabricio would pose very similar threats to Cormier that Mir World have. Mir is probably stronger than Fabricio but Cormier tossed Barnett around like a rag doll so that point is mute… If not Werdum then who?

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    nokick

    September 20, 2012 at 4:19 am

    teacher (dana white) Pet.

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    mindkontrolle

    September 20, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I dig Werdum, he’s the man. This fight would be just as good, IMO.

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    ak4742011542

    September 20, 2012 at 4:30 am

    you guys r buggin werdum would def win …..i want cormier to win his last strikeforce fight so id rather these guys stay on separate paths to #1 contender

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    ak4742011542

    September 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

    ?????mayb manhandled in wrestling but werdum would man handle him in jiu jitsu and probly striking too check yo self

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    KeithFarrell

    September 20, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Great match up infact! Olympic Wrestler against World Champion BJJ player, the first being a shorter stocky fighter who enjoys boxing and the other is a lengthy Muay Thai beast!

    IMO this fight is better than the Frank Mir one, if it comes to fruition

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    s2681043

    September 20, 2012 at 5:02 am

    This is a horrible horrible matchup for Ferdum. Cormier is possible the best wreslter in MMA, and has Wurdem really has nothing on the ground (luckily caught fedor in a sloppy triangle), then cormier would take this fight to the ground and win by ground and pount or maybe evan submission. Stay in the UFC and save yourself wurdem!!

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    Brasil

    September 20, 2012 at 5:57 am

    S2681043…..do you even know who Werdum is??? Nothing on the ground??. Even Mir said he would keep it standing with Werdum….He is the most condecorated bjj guy in the HW division…. Guess you are just trolling.

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    s2681043

    September 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Brasil,

    you obviously know nothing about MMA ^^^^^

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    ny2ut2id2nv

    September 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

    If it does happen then that means Fabricio will have gone from Ufc to Strike force then to the Ufc and then back to Strike force. Lol

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    GoldenBibi

    September 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Very Cool….. It would be one awesome fight….

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    kungfurule

    September 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I bow to you king of morons -good day sir.

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    kungfurule

    September 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Oh speak you wisdom too us great king of Moronity!

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    dropkickmurphy

    September 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Looking at Werdum’s last couple fights I think that he can tko Cormier. Cormier is kinda similar to Roy..stocky heavyweight, big power in his hands, great wrestling..but with better cardio. What Werdum did to Roy was a clinic on how to beat someone down. But there is always Cormier’s one shot power. Great matchup…can’t wait.

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    KeithFarrell

    September 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Yea with the height difference I think Werdum will let the knees fly, I’d expect to see a similar gameplan as he executed against Nelson.
    Greatest thing about Werdum’s Muay Thai game is he has mo fear of being taken down, it aallows him to throw his knees and kicks with big wild power

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    kickassfast

    September 21, 2012 at 3:13 am

    yeah right how the **** is he gonna submit cormier. fabricio only has knees in the clinch. if he tries to clinch or pull guad hes gonna get dropped on his head

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