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Fabricio Werdum Reports He’s “Not Happy at All With The UFC”

Fabricio Werdum

There’s been no shortage of fighters in recent weeks who have been critical of the UFC, and Fabricio Werdum is saying he’s so unhappy, he’s not sure about his future with the organization.

Recently Werdum reported that he lost a commentating gig with the UFC’s Spanish network, after he criticized the UFC’s uniform deal with Reebok on Instagram. Werdum is one of several big name fighters who has argued that the uniform deal is costing them money in sponsorships.

Well, more recently the former heavyweight champ spoke to Combate, and while doing so, “Vai Cavalo” said this (quote via Bloody

“Once my contract is up, I don’t know if I’ll renew it,” Werdum said. “Many things can happen but I’ll say this. I’m 100% a company man, be it a sponsor or an organization, I’m the kind of guy people can always count on. However, when it’s not reciprocal, there’s no way I can be the company man. When I’m happy, I do everything for things to turn out the best way they can, but when I’m unhappy, and I’m not happy at all with the UFC, at the moment, it’s hard to be like that.”


Werdum is currently booked to fight Cain Velasquez at UFC 207 on December 30th. The bout is a rematch, as Werdum ended the latter’s reign as champ last June.

Interestingly enough, it was announced on Wednesday that Velasquez is on the board of the MMA Athletes Association, which is seeking to secure more benefits and much more money for UFC fighters.


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