Former UFC heavyweight champion of the world Fabricio Werdum has ventured into the next chapter of his life after signing with Professional Fighters League.
The 43-year old signed with PFL after completing all the fight left in his UFC contract. He signed with PFL last month and will make his promotional debut on 2021.
Fabricio Werdum spent nine-years with the UFC and finished the final fight on his contract by defeating Alexander Gustafsson via submission at UFC on ESPN 14. It was a high quality performance from Werdum who ever after the fight showed that he had a lot left in his tank.
Speaking to SCMP, Farbicio Werdum was asked about his secret to continue fighting into his 40s.
“I can’t say to you the secret, cause if I say to you it’s not a secret. No, I’m joking, I’m joking. The secret is just smart training. When you’re very young, you just go, go, go. Now it’s very important to have smart training. You have to use your experience, it’s very important, everything in combination. But I don’t have a secret. Just training. That’s it. The training is the secret,” Fabricio Werdum said
“Every day you have to train again, again, again. Because I’ve seen sometimes guys train for two or three days then they stop for maybe three days more. You don’t have to stop, you have to be consistent. You have to go again, again, again. When I fought with Fedor (Emelianenko), I didn’t have a fight for one year. Before I signed with Strikeforce, I didn’t have a fight. But every day I went go to the gym and trained again and again. Because I believe that. You have to believe. Some guys just fight to fight. Fight to fight is noot good. You have to believe in yourself. That is the secret.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
How long do you guys think will we see Fabricio Werdum fighting inside the cage?