Few would argue against the fact that Fabricio Werdum is one of the best heavyweight jiu-jitsu fighters in the world. It’s no wonder that Mirko Cro-Cop hired him as his personal jiu-jitsu coach during his career in Pride. He boasts an impressive resume, having achieved victories over many top heavy weights such as Alistair Overeem, Alexander Emelianenko, Gabriel Gonzaga, Brandon Vera, Antonio Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson, and most recently, fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Werdum has won his last three bouts: one by TKO, one by submission, and the other by decision. That may put him in title contention. He has also expressed am interest in avenging his knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos. However, the standout Brazilian heavyweight recently made comments regarding a potential fight with the current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.
“I want the belt, but Cain Velasquez is a good fight for me too, because he takes down guys, and if he takes me down, for sure I’m finishing him,” Werdum said. “I’ll try for sure, I know it’s a hard fight. He has good conditioning.”
Velasquez being a wrestler and Werdum being a jiu-jitsu fighter would certainly make an interested matchup.