Daniel Cormier Slated For January Return, Dion Staring Named As Opponent
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11-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Leben 'em dead and maimed
Fabricio Werdum surprised by 'TUF: Brazil' slot after offer to save Strikeforce event | MMAjunkie.com
UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum today told MMAjunkie.com (
UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com
) that he volunteered to fight Daniel Cormier at a Nov. 3 Strikeforce event, but the promotion's parent company never offered the matchup.
A subsequent opportunity to coach "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2" opposite Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira came as a surprise.
"I didn't think I was as known in Brazil as Nogueira and (Mauricio) 'Shogun' (Rua) and Lyoto (Machida), so I really didn't believe that it was going to happen," Werdum said via translator. "But my coach reached out to (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva asking about my next fight, and Joe did say it was a possibility.
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