Werdum Stuck In USADA Limbo

After failing a USADA drug test in May of last year, former Fabricio Werdum was hoping the UFC would grant him a release from his contract in-hopes of competing somewhere else.

Werdum would not be granted the luxury to be released from USADA purgatory, as they will force Werdum to sit out the rest of his two year suspension.

“I have two more UFC fights,” Werdum told Combate. “I tried to terminate the contract, but they didn’t let me, because I’m a former champion and they still wanted me around, so cutting ties right now is out of the table. Since it wasn’t possible, I’ll stay fight two more times. Let’s see how it goes in the future.”

“If the UFC gave me a guaranteed three, four, five-year contract, I would stay,” Werdum said of what he will do after this contract. “I would fight four, five more times and then I would end my career and would stay as a commentator. If not, I’m moving to another promotion.”

Werdum was last seen being knocked out by Alexander Volkov in March 2018, bringing his UFC record to 9-3, with  wins over Roy Nelson, Big Nog, and winning the UFC heavyweight title in 2015 from Cain Velasquez, before losing it to Stipe Miocic.


Initial Report: Combate

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