Fabricio Werdum was the last to know that he had been cut from the UFC, and the world top ten heavyweight spoke recently to Tatame about what happened. Here’s the quote, translated via Free Fight Videos:
“When I first heard the rumours, I didn’t know anything. I had four more fights left with them on my contract, which ran to 2010. But they demanded to renegotiate my exiting contract by cutting my pay in half…. It’s a pity I would have liked to continue with the UFC but now we forge ahead…. There are several possibilities now including fighting in multiple organizations. Affliction, Sengoku and Dream are big events, but I think the possibility of fighting for Affliction in particular will give me the best chance to fight the best in the world, Fedor, in addition to (Andrei) Arlovski, Josh Barnett and several other big names … that would be a great opportunity for me”
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Werdum will be picked up, and more than likely it will be Affliction. The MMA News will keep you up to date on any developments in this story.