Werdum took to Twitter on Friday, stating said he was “apologetic” for offending those in the LGBT community. by calling Tony Ferguson the Spanish word for “f****t” multiple times during a UFC media lunch Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles.
The former UFC heavyweight champion referred to UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson as a “Ma****n”, which is the Spanish version of the word “fa****t”.
Maricon is common word in the Spanish culture and I do not mean to offend anyone in the LBG community and if I did I'm apologetic #heeyy
— Fabricio Werdum (@FabricioWerdum) September 29, 2017
Werdum wrote: “Maricon is common word in the Spanish culture and I do not mean to offend anyone in the LBG community and if I did I’m apologetic
Although Werdum is Brazilian, he spent a number of years in Spain as a youngster and can speak both Portuguese and Spanish fluently. While Ferguson was addressing media, he accused Werdum of speaking over him, which led to the altercation between both men.