Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, was hit with a two-year suspension after failing a United States Anti Doping (USADA)-administered drug test in May of 2018.
Scheduled to make his comeback in May of 2020, “Vai Cavalo” says it’s been tough to sit on the sidelines, especially since he did nothing wrong.
After failing to convince Dana White and Co. to release him from his UFC contract, Werdum had no other choice but to fight out the two remaining bouts on his current contract. When he does return, Fabricio says he intends to make the most of his remaining time in the sport.
And he plans on shocking the world while doing it.
“I come back soon for sure,” Werdum said. “I want to come back very soon, because I’m 42 years old, and I’m young. My mind is very young. This is the point. This is a secret. I come back, and I surprise you again. I shock the world again for sure,” he added. “I just want to come back, maybe four fights, five, I don’t know,” he added.
Indeed, Werdum has accomplished many thing during his combat career, which not only includes cagefighting, but submission and grappling accolades.
“I want to say stop when I want to stop myself not somebody say you stop fighting. That’s it. I want to stop when I say OK, I’m not good. I did everything. I’m a jiu-jitsu champion, grappling champion, I’m ‘Triple C,’ too,” he aid with a laugh, referencing his Dominance MMA stablemate, Henry Cejudo.
When Fabricio does return, the 265-pound landscape will look drastically different, as former champion Daniel Cormier is set to retire, Anthony Johnson will be competing in the division and there is no telling who the champion will be.
Plus, this man could very well be a Heavyweight by then, which would really mix things up.