It looks like Werdum won't be waiting....as far a Dana is concerned
Dana White: Fabricio Werdum will fight winner of UFC 168 bout Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
As reported earlier today, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is on the shelf for a while after undergoing the second shoulder surgery of his career. Fabricio Werdum was slated to face him and stated that he'd prefer to wait for the chance to fight for the title. UFC president Dana White appears to have other ideas.
Speaking with Fox Sports following the UFC on Fox 9 pre-fight press conference, White said definitively that Werdum will be fighting before Cain returns:
"I met with (Fabricio) Werdum yesterday or the day before - he's going to fight the winner of Travis Browne and Josh Barnett," UFC president Dana White told FOX Sports on Thursday. "Waiting is ridiculous."
"I'm not interested in him waiting, he's going to fight. Because it gets to a point where it's been so long since he fought nobody gives a s—t. You start to disappear and nobody cares and they start talking about other heavyweights and it's like 'why is this guy getting a shot when he hasn't even fought?' so we're going to push him to fight."