It looks like Fabricio Werdum already has another opponent in mind for his second stint in the UFC after rumored foe Shane Carwin withdrew his name from the remainder of 2011 after announcing he’d undergone surgery to repair an injury he sustained while training for a possible December 30 dance with the Brazilian.
Werdum, the first man to ever definitively defeat Fedor Emelianenko, wants Brendan Schaub in the Octagon and expressed his interest in fighting him publicly late last night through Twitter. Schaub has also recently expressed his desire to scrap with Werdum giving even more substance to the likelihood of the two heavyweights giving it a go before year’s end.
“I’m ready for you, anytime, anywhere,” Werdum wrote in reference to Schaub.
Though no date is set given the far-from-official nature of the bout, chances are it could take place at UFC 141 given some statements from his management team regarding Werdum’s return to the UFC.
Comparably, “Vai Cavalo” holds an overall record of 14-5-1 with twelve stoppages including eight through his bread-and-butter, BJJ. In addition to Emelianenko, Werdum holds past victories over Brandon Vera, Gabriel Gonzaga, Antonio Silva, and Alistair Overeem.
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