Fabricio Werdum opens retirement plans because the PFL debut approaches
Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum made his professional debut in 2002. Now, 18 years later, Werdum has signed an all-around contract with the PFL. The Brazilian star left the UFC to test herself with the free hand and couldn’t be happier now.
Werdum has fought the best of the best during his MMA career. He wins against heavyweight legends such as Fedor Emelianenko, Cain Velasquez, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Alistair Overeem. With a professional record of 24-9-1, Werdum still isn’t thinking of retiring from the sport.
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 24: (LR) Opponents Fabricio Werdum from Brazil and Alexander Gustafsson from Sweden compete during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 24, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu , against each other at Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Werdum spoke to MMA media and was happy to have the promotion signed. While his best days may be behind him, Werdum is here to win world titles. PFL tournament winners not only win a title belt, but each division winner also receives a million dollars.
Fabricio Werdum wants to become PFL champion
Werdum explained his strategy of becoming a PFL champion. He told the media “You know, when you say a million dollars is amazing, you know, and yes, my goal is sure to be the first and second bouts now. If I have two wins, I’ll go a champion after that this season. I love the idea of becoming a champion at 44. “
‘Vai Cavalo’ has spent most of two decades in martial arts. However, he’s not sure he’d hang up his gloves after just one season. Werdum continued: “Make sure you imagine yourself like an old champion in the PFL, and I love that. I might say,” Okay, thanks “afterwards. Or maybe I’ll just leave because this is my life. “
Werdum thinks he is in the right place and says: “I have fought all my life and we find it so difficult to stop fighting. It’s so hard, you made up your mind, you have to stop now. It’s so hard, but I’ll be happy, I’m very happy. I told you now I’m 100 percent in the PFL. “
The PFL missed its 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ll now look to start on the right foot in 2021 after adding Rory MacDonald, Fabricio Werdum, and recently Claressa Shields to their list.
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