You know that old saying, that nothing good ever comes after “I’m not anti-[insert classically marginalized group here], but…”? Fabricio Werdum may need a refresher course. The former UFC heavyweight champion had been looking high and low for a last minute opponent for UFC 207 (he’s since been removed from the event), but that search seems to have led him into some strange beef with Junior dos Santos instead.
Not long after the opponent search ended JDS went public, saying that he’d stepped up for the bout, but that Werdum had turned it down. Werdum is not only denying that claim, but in an interview with MMA Fighting he made some strange insinuations about why JDS wanted to fight him at all:
“What ‘Cigano’ said was a bit weird,” Werdum said. “‘Cigano’ has been chasing me for a long time. You usually go after the belt, not a fighter. I think that’s weird. I wasn’t offered this (fight). He’s saying I turned it down. I’d fight him just to end this story of him chasing me.”
“Some people think he’s jealous because I became champion beating his ‘dad’ Cain Velasquez, but I don’t think that’s the case,” he continued. “I think he didn’t come out of the closet yet. I don’t have anything against homosexuals, but ‘Cigano’ needs to get out of the closet. He must have something because he won’t forget me. I already told him I’m married. Nothing against gays, but everyone does their own thing.”
Is that the truth behind it all? Guys that want to fight Fabricio Werdum are secretly gay? Seems unlikely.
Maybe ‘Werdum Face’ is an undeniable aphrodisiac to some men. Maybe Cain Velasquez has a spot on Maury incoming (I really don’t think he’s the father). Or, maybe a spot on a NYE PPV with Ronda Rousey and a fight that would very likely put JDS at the front of the title challenger list is worth enough to risk making Werdum a little bit uncomfortable. We may never know.
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