Fabricio Werdum didn’t take too kindly to UFC middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold’s recent comments, where he guaranteed on MMA Junkie that he could defeat Werdum and went on to say he had no respect for him whatsoever.
In an exclusive interview for Combate, Werdum fired back, saying he would not fight Rockhold because he only fights men.
“Everyone in the fight business knows I’m not arrogant at all. He is the one who is quite arrogant, actually. He said he would fight me, huh? The problem is that I only fight men, not wimps. He should ask Velasquez if he has any chance against me.”
When asked when the whole tiff with Rockhold started, Werdum revealed he had no idea, but admitted he never liked him anyway.
“I don’t know what happened, but honestly, I never really cared for Rockhold. I don’t like people who are full of themselves. If you’re the man, you don’t have to show it to other people. He has his head up his ass. I’ve never really talked to him. When I fought Velasquez, he told me some sh*t before the fight. After I won, I passed by him and asked him ‘Where’s the fake belt now?’ and all he said was ‘good job'”.
Werdum is scheduled to defend his heavyweight belt in a rematch with Cain Velasquez at UFC 196 on February 6, in Las Vegas.
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