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Old 02-14-2009, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fabricio Werdum: UFC heavyweight division is ‘weak’ besides Nogueira

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“I would fight with anyone, but if I could choose, I would like to make a rematch with Arlovski. That fight wasn’t cool, it was a debut against an ex-champion. Some people said that I won, others that he won or tied, but I want a rematch with him and then fight with Fedor, which is the will of everyone, he is the best in the world. This thing of saying that (Brock) Lesnar is the best in the world doesn’t exist, I’m against that. The guy has four fights and is already the world champion? Everybody knows that Fedor is the best. In heavy, I think the best are in Affliction. Apart from Minotauro, the rest in the UFC are weak. The UFC has what he wanted, two Americans to fight the “final”. The marketing is the most important thing, they are good at it. Frank Mir also, this final among them doesn’t exist.”

Former Pride FC and UFC veteran Fabricio Werdum shares his thoughts on the talent level in the current UFC heavyweight division, calling it “weak” with the exception of Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira. Werdum competed three times inside the Octagon before getting cut, losing to Andrei Arlovski, defeating Gabriel Gonzaga (again) and getting floored by Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos. The Brazilian is particularly not impressed with the two champions atop the division, Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, which is “what the UFC wanted” for marketing purposes.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Come back to the UFC. I'd like to see his ears wiggle again.
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The UFC gave Nog staph so they could set up Mir/Lesnar 2.
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What a joke... I think sore loser is right. Yeah, HW isn't the strongest division in the UFC, but all Affliction has is 4 fighters. Fedor, Barnett, Arlovski, and Sylvia.
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I agree, sounds alot like whinging and sour grapes but I'd like to see Werdum back in the UFC, saying the heavyweight division is entirely weak is unfair but it certainly needs all the good heavyweights they can get. Werdum was impressive in his win over Aleksander Emilianenko in November so I think if they could get him, Overeem and Schilt in (not even going to mention Fedor) they would improve things in the division greatly.
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I think Werdum was pretty good, had only one good showing to be honest, his debut in the UFC was on the weak side. Mainly he's just being a sore loser, as someoen else stated Affliction has 4 heavyweights, 2 of which no longer made it in the UFC.
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Yah maybe a bit of sour grapes, but there's a lot of validity to that and I'm sure there's a general consenus in the MMA world. Marketing plays a huge roll.

Compare the favoritism for Chuck vs Lyoto. Can't blame the UFC though. They need to sell PPVs.
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Werdum was impressive in his win over Aleksander Emilianenko in November so I think if they could get him, Overeem and Schilt in (not even going to mention Fedor) they would improve things in the division greatly.
You're talking like that was last November...
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Werdum..you my friend are an idiot. Come on back over and we will see if lesnar doesnt make you his bitch
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