Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez just finished wrapping up the filming of the first season of TUF Latin America. While normally there is some understandable tension between the two coaches, who fight at the end of the season, Werdum says the time spent filming with Velasquez was a nice thing.
“We’re promoting the fight on Nov. 15,” Werdum recently told MMAjunkie. “‘TUF’ was very cool. It was a different ‘TUF.’ We found new talent. And the important thing was that we were able to impart some of our knowledge and experience to all the participants. To spend so much time with Cain Velasquez was a nice thing. I think it’s interesting for the fans to see that fighters can indeed spend time with each other.”
“We trained hard,” Werdum said. “We played a lot. There were excellent fights. And there are always athletes who aim to get into the UFC, while others are just happy to make it to the ‘TUF’ house.”
“There’s a bit of everything, like different personalities,” he added. “There was some fighting and conflicts in the house. It’s very interesting. (UFC President) Dana White loved this season. This season of ‘TUF’ will allow the fans in Latin America to understand our work. We are very dedicated and train very hard to fight in the octagon. I learned a lot from my fighters, and I thought them many things as well.
“Overall, it was excellent; I would do it again, no doubt.”
The two coaches will collide at UFC 180 on November 15th in Mexico, in what has the potential to be the Fight Of The Year.