Fabricio Werdum Considering Wrestling Career
As far back as the mid-90’s mixed martial arts and pro wrestling has had a very symbiotic relationship, with stars from either side crossing over for possible career changes or one-off showcases. With Ronda Rousey being the latest example, could Fabricio Werdum be far behind?
In an interview with MMA Fighting, the UFC fighter and commentator has considered it, but unlike Rousey, he would view it as a side job that could be something fun for him.
”I think that both (at the same time) is doable. You can do WWE. … If I had the opportunity I’d fight there, no problem. It’s financially great. Fight at WWE, a spectacle that is fun to do. I’d definitely do it. I have a meeting Thursday about it, doing both (UFC and WWE). I want to fight, doesn’t matter where.”
He feels that his ability to speak multiple languages would be a huge benefit for him and a potential character.
”I’m fluent in Spanish, so I can do a character that speaks Spanish,” Werdum said. “That would be cool. I’d really like to have this opportunity to do this and captivate the Latin audience because they really love WWE. I’d be thrilled to do a fight there, or more, or a contract, because there’s no problem with the UFC since it’s not a real fight, it’s more of a show.”
One thing about it is, when Werdum says WWE, he does not mean World Wrestling Entertainment, but the world of pro wrestling at large, more specifically Lucha Libre.
Hey guys to make it clear I spoke about maybe doing Lucha libre in México. Not WWE. I meant wwe style(pro wrestling) but I am a @ufc fighter and my focus 100% is fighting in the ufc and whatever decision I make after my fighting career @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 will be involved.
— Fabricio Werdum (@FabricioWerdum) March 7, 2018
With Robert Rodriguez’ El Rey Network’s LUCHA Underground entering its fourth season, as well as leading Lucha Libre promotions AAA and CMLL looking to expand internationally, or even New Japan Pro Wrestling, who has a relationship with CMLL, and a history of integrating MMA stars into their brand of pro wrestling, there are a litany of options if Werdum is looking to head into a new line of work.
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