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Wednesday, 09/19/2012, 11:20 am

With Mir Out, Werdum Ready To Step Up Against Cormier | MMA NEWS

“I talk to my coach Rafael Cordeiro first. I don’t know. But if maybe if they (the UFC) tries to call me and Rafael says it’s okay, I’ll fight for sure.”

In an interview with our good buds over at, UFC heavyweight fighter, Fabricio Werdum is ready to pack up and head back to Strikeforce for a chance to square off with the HW Grand Prix champion, Daniel Cormier.

Hop to page 2 to check out the full video interview.


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33 Responses to “With Mir Out, Werdum Ready To Step Up Against Cormier | MMA NEWS”

  1. Bitch ass Greg J says:

    Injury bug strikes again!..this has got to be the worst freakin’ year in MMA. How many big name fighters have dropped off this year due to injuries during training? This sh!it needs to stop.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Bisping should have been BANNED from the UFC after that BLATENT ILLEGAL KNEE he landed flush on Jorge Rivera. Even though Jorge was just a mid level journeyman he was more than holding his own against Bisping so Bisping got desparate and became a the biggest all time scumbag in UFC history and did the un-speakable by fricken knee a downed opponenet on purpose. Bisping should ahve been taken out and shot or the UFC should have let Vitor pay him back with his fists. Vitor was outraged by that blatent illegal knee and BEGGED the UFC for an immediate fight with Bispimng but they refused because they knew Vitor would ripp Bispings head right off

      Bisping/Hamill was FIXED and everyone knows it

      • Thurgood Jenkins says:

        What uh . . . how does Bisping’s illegal knee against Rivera or Belfort’s reaction have anything to do with Werdum fighting Cormier?

      • RNC says:

        Why are you talking about Bisping on this page and what foolishness at that, so everybody who throws an illegal strike should be chucked out of the UFC? You always get these keyboard warriors who are so blinded by hate they can’t think logically. It’s sad

        • GET RIF OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Sorry I had 2 windows open at same time on both articles and acidently posted on wrong one

          again my apologys

          Too bad MMA is now a full on TEAM SPORT because the ideal matchup for Cormier is a fight against Cain. Its just not fair to the other fighters in same weight class. IMO it creates an uneven playing field and their coaches can use it to basiclaly stack the deck against the competition. However the fight I want to see is Cormier vs Jon Jones. whethr its at 205 or 225 my money is on Cormier. Cormier is a natural 185 lb man who ahs just gained alot of weight after he stopped his olympic wrestling career. Just look up pictures of Cormier in college and you will see how much smaller he is than even Cain. JOnes will have well over a foot reach and 5-6 inches height but Cormier will ripp his head off. WE ALREADY KNOW Greg “NO ACTION” Jackson will make 100% sure that fight never happens. Just like he will make sure GSP never fights Ellenbger, or Hendricks, or Rory ROIDER, or Eric Silva or Siyar

        • Reality says:

          GSP would beat all the fighters you just mentioned. The one that MAY have the best chance is actually Eric Silva..and that’s a maybe since we haven’t seen him truly tested yet. Ellenberger and Hendricks have a puncher’s chance. As for Cormier and Jones, we’ll see. I’m not sure why Cormier doesn’t just call out people in his weight class JDS or Overeem. Werdum vs. Cormier is an ideal matchup. It will truly show which weight class Cormier should fight.

      • ThaGreenBandit says:

        Huh? What? Where the hell that blast from the past subject come from? Random…

  2. magoo says:

    Waaay better fight, tough one to call!

  3. Pkq says:

    Frank Mir is one of my all time favorite fights but he is wayyyyyy past his prime, and personally I think Cormier would have ran through him. This is a way better match-up and werdum has been looking really impressive lately

  4. Dana is Greedy says:

    This is a better fight great technic vs Cormier’s power..With the Sf champs stand up inproving this is a good match up for Strikeforce..

  5. Dick Diaz says:


  6. itsallnonsense says:

    Roy Nelson is campaigning to fight Cormier too.

  7. Kati Smith says:

    Ugg, wanted to see Mir, need more fights on this card

  8. dastuka says:

    I was never a big fan of Werdum, but he has looked good lately. If he keeps using his length + his sub game, he can beat a lot of HWs.

  9. A.James says:

    Werdum is a much better fight but, the UFC will lose an up and coming title challenger in the process if the fight goes down.

  10. Factchecker says:

    That actually would be a good fight. I didn’t give Mir much of a chance since there is no way the fight would go anywhere cormier didn’t want it to. I would still favor Cormier but verdum has a much better chance standing than Mir did.

  11. Kender says:

    I liked Mir but he hasn’t been the same since his motorcycle accident.

    • dab says:

      wow @ kender.your such an can u say mir has not been the same since his accident? he won interem title after the crash..and there was noooo hw guys that were good at the time,,,when mir crashed the belt went to tim silvia..i think your just trying sound like u know something,,but u sound totally stupid..mirr much much improved after crash…he was around 23 then retard

      • Kender says:

        he won interem title after the crash..and there was noooo hw guys that were good at the time

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          MIr got better and much much stronger after he lost to Brock and started JUICING for a few years now he suddenly needs TRT at 33 yrs old. Sorry someday you guys will realize 30 yr olds don’t need LEGAL JUICE unless they have been ILLEGALLY JUICING.

  12. stephen riddle says:

    Werdum will crush him unless comier has the steel chin of roy nelson.

    • RNC says:

      Cormier has much better head movement then Roy Nelson and technically I’d say is better a striker than Werdum to say he’ll get crushed is a bit too far. Put it this way, do you think Werdum could do what DC did to Barnett?

  13. HawaiianPunch says:

    Cormier get slaps from Werdum

  14. RNC says:

    I see on Fight Factory last week Cormier got KO’d by Mike Kyle’s knee, Werdum loves his knees. Be careful Cormier I expect big things for him if he gets past this one

  15. Brandon says:

    Put in machida against Cormier,let machida get da strike force title.

  16. CombatRusse says:

    I hope that Werdum won’t repeat his shitty performance against Overeem when he layed on the ground begging for his opponent to lay in his guard
    I don’t belive that he is brave enough to take the fight against Cormier
    Zuffa should feed Overeem to Cormier

  17. Brandon says:

    I have a gut feeling we will see Daniel Cormier vs Brock Lesnar! In couple days it will be announced!!!

  18. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    I bet Glover Teixeira would take the Cormier fight

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