Fabricio Werdum suffered quite the brutal loss in London this past weekend. Against the underdog Alexander Volkov, ‘Vai Cavalo’ got knocked silly after winning the first two rounds…
Former UFC heavyweight champion, Pride FC & Strikeforce veteran Fabricio Werdum was the betting favorite before UFC London. Facing Alexander Volkov in the heavyweight main event, the submission specialist from Brazil was expected to pick up the victory.
As the first two rounds passed, it was clear who was the better man on the ground. Werdum had his way when the fight got to the mat but was unable to latch on to a fight-finishing hold.
Into the third and fourth frames, the fight was any man’s for the taking. That man, to many people’s surprise, was in fact Volkov. The underdog landed a game-changing combination before one-punch KO-ing Werdum.
As the Brazilian ex-champ went down completely out, we were once again reminded of how useless betting odds can be.
Werdum Issues Statement
Much to his credit, Werdum remains positive in his first statement since being savaged in the English capital. ‘Vai Cavalo’ thanks his fans for sticking with him, but there was no mention of Colby Covington.
‘Chaos,’ who previously snitched to the cops when Werdum battered him with a boomerang, had trolled Werdum for getting KO’d by Volkov. ‘Vai Cavalo’ managed to remain classy, though:
I would like to thank everyone who cheered for me, who sent me messages of support and who are by my side in this difficult moment which is a defeat. I am sad but I keep my head up with the certainty that life is made and mistakes and correct and that the most important of this trajectory is how we rise from a fall.
I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success. Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!
So after a tough night, Werdum will no doubt be looking at a tune-up fight. That said, at 40 years of age, should the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace be looking at retirement?