Fabricio Werdum Has “Big Surprise” In Store For Stipe Miocic At UFC 198

0

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is known for his incredible ground skills, including submissions of some of the top heavyweights in MMA history.

Saturday night at UFC 198, though, Werdum wants to give the world something to remember when he meets Stipe Miocic.

Werdum was asked about taking Miocic down during a recent interview on “UFC Tonight” to help promote the fight.

“Yes, my Muay Thai. He’s waiting,” Werdum said. “I’ve got a big surprise. Not just takedown him. Just fake, fake, I put him on the ground and finish him or knock him down.”

The Brazilian won the unified title when he submitted Cain Velasquez this past June. He’s also topped Fedor Emelianenko, Travis Browne and Mark Hunt in recent years.

In Miocic, he sees a fighter similar to that of Velasquez, saying “I think the boxing and wrestling are similar. I don’t see Stipe on the ground. I want to see his back on the ground. I’m a black belt in wrestling.”

The bout serves as the main event inside a Brazilian soccer stadium this weekend, meaning over 45,000 fans will be packed into the facility.

“I’m very excited for the fight, in the stadium with 45,000 people, in my country,” he said. “I’ve been training for four months for this, and my mind and body are ok, everything is great. My mom is going to be there and watch the fight in person for the first time in 18 years.”

Latest MMA News

Linton Vassell

Linton Vassell on Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: ‘I Can’t Pick a Winner’

Linton Vassell simply can't make a prediction for Bellator 180's light heavyweight title bout. On June 24, Phil Davis will defend his 205-pound championship against...
Paul Daley

Paul Daley to Michael Page: ‘Don’t Mention my Mom on an International Media Podcast’

Paul Daley doesn't mind getting personal with Michael Page if it boils down to it. "Semtex" is coming off a second-round submission loss to Rory...
Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson Blasts Nate Diaz: ‘You’re a B*tch, Money Made You Soft’

Tony Ferguson is going off on Nate Diaz and he isn't mincing words. "El Cucuy" is in an interesting situation. He was supposed to do...
Amanda Nunes Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko on Amanda Nunes’ Antics: ‘I Don’t Need These Silly Things to be...

Valentina Shevchenko says she isn't bothered by Amanda Nunes' actions during the "Summer Kickoff" press conference. At the conference, Shevchenko and Nunes were present to...
Oluwale Bamgbose

Oluwale Bamgbose: ‘I Believe More African Fighters Will be in The UFC’

Oluwale Bamgbose is confident that a bevy of African fighters will make their way to the big show. Bamgbose is a middleweight competing under the...
Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis on Francis Ngannou: ‘That Guy is Real Ignorant’

Derrick Lewis isn't fond of Francis Ngannou's assessment of his skills. Back in March, Ngannou said he wasn't impressed by Lewis. "The Predator" said fighting...
Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov Says He’s ‘Very Surprised’ Nikita Krylov is no Longer With UFC

Misha Cirkunov is a bit puzzled that Nikita Krylov isn't with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) anymore. Cirkunov's last bout was against Krylov back in...
T.J. Dillashaw UFC

Mighty Mouse vs. T.J. Dillashaw Being Looked At For August: White

With Cody Garbrandt's back troubles causing the previously announced Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw bout to be pulled from UFC 213, the UFC is looking at...
Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker Set For Interim Title Bout at UFC 213

The stage is set for an interim title bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker. UFC 213 was supposed to be headlined by a bantamweight...
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Sights Set on Interim Title Bout in October

Khabib Nurmagomedov is eyeing an interim lightweight title bout this fall. At UFC 209 back in March, "The Eagle" was set to do battle against...