Fabricio Werdum: I see myself submitting Junior dos Santos on the ground

Top Heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum, who will make his octagon return against Roy Nelson at UFC 143, talks about being back with the promotion after a three and a half year hiatus, and gives viewers an inside look at his training and preparation at Kings MMA. Werdum also discusses UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos, explaining that a rematch with “Cigano” would be the peak of his career. Photo: Fight! Magazine

Fabricio Werdum

“Watch my fight on February 4th. I’m anxious and very eager to fight. It has been six-months since my last fight. So, watch this fight because it will be a great show. I expect a great fight against Roy Nelson. … I can visualize my next three fights. I think I’ll fight now against Roy Nelson, then one more fight, and then I’ll get a title shot. I see a rematch against Junior dos Santos. It would be the peak of my career to be able to fight a guy who knocked me out, the champion – undefeated in the UFC. He has such heavy hands, “Cigano” showed the world that he’s a true champion, and I would love to fight for the title against him. I see myself submitting “Cigano” on the ground.”

Further Reading: Fabricio Werdum: I’ll prove I belong in the UFC


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    Mike Drahota

    February 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Yeah I’m not so sure about this claim

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Yes, but you’re not very likely to be able to get it to the ground before KTFO’s you.

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Me to werdum : ” Hahahahahahahaha That was a good one ! “

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    i seem to see a vague memory of JDS knocking out Werdum in the first round.

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    The Mangler

    February 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    That’s considering you can get him to the ground……Before that he’ll catch you with a nasty uppercut and seriously, he’ll sprawl every shot you take.

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    JDS hit him so hard he still isn’t thinking straight

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Did he forget he’s fighting Roy Nelson? Better not look past Roy

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Junior landed a lucky punch. Werdum submits him 9/10 times.

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    Bruce Lee

    February 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Maybe but I wouldn’t bet my house on it.

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I guess Junior is a very lucky man then

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    wurdum is to slow and unexplosive, that combined with his predictable gameplan ensures that he’l never be champ.

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    look past roy at your own peril that belly will get you

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Roy Stinks

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Yah, fast and explosive are the most important qualifications for being an MMA champion.

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    February 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    And I see myself KO’ing Jon Jones, then I wake up too.

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Werdum being heavyweight champ. Just no. A big fat plain and simple no.

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Let Mir snap his arm off and take it home with him.

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Of course I like Werdum (BJJ at its best) but he should STFU and start winning some fights before making those absurd claims….

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I see him getting KTFO by Jr.

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    He still thinks it was the video game.

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    i see werdum submiting jds on the ground, but the only way that fight goes to the ground is by werdum being unconscious.

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I am looking forward to Roy and Werdum, people don’t realize how good Roy can grapple. He had a good bout and actually beat Mir in a straight grappling match at grappler’s quest.
    “He gets on top of you..and it is like trying to lift the moon”-Quintin “Rampage” Jackson

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    February 2, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Bad sign when you look past the fight you have and dream of a title shot.

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    February 2, 2012 at 2:53 am

    He couldn’t take down Reem with a broken foot (or toe).
    JDS avoided Cain, Carwin and Nelson’s takedowns so please tell me how Werdum will ever get him down?

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    GianGiacommo G

    February 2, 2012 at 3:51 am

    I see Fabricio eating the canvas for dinner! =D

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    February 2, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I see Werdum on the ground in this fight too. Not the way he does though.

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    February 2, 2012 at 7:03 am

    the next “flying teeth” reil!!! lol

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    February 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Your confusing MMA fighter with Porn star

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    February 2, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    its not lucky if somebody trains a punch for ten years and lands it clean in a fight. luck is just an excuse for losing like when they said werdum got a lucky submission on fedor even though hes been training those submissions since he was a kid

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