It looks like Fabricio Werdum is really taking this whole pro wrestling thing to heart. He had a recent meeting with the WWE and is interested in doing some sort of lucha libre, but he started getting in on the action early today. Werdum inexplicably carried a chair to the weigh-ins today to stare Alexander Volkov face-to-face but instead he used it to tower above him after a heel-move scare.
— Alexander K Lee (@AlexanderKLee) March 16, 2018
”I think that both [WWE and UFC at the same time] is doable. If I had the opportunity I’d fight there, no problem. It’s financially great. Fight at WWE, a spectacle that is fun to do. I’d definitely do it. I have a meeting Thursday about it, doing both. I want to fight, doesn’t matter where. I’ll have this meeting Thursday in San Diego to see if something happens with WWE. It’s cool, a unique opportunity to do a few fights there as well.” — Fabricio Werdum speaking to MMA Fighting.
Waving around the the chair like he was about to hit Volkov, you could see the ring girls try to keep smiling as you could tell they were shook up. Volkov readied himself in a fighting stance as everyone laughed. Of course, Werdum didn’t go through with it, but instead he just set the chair down and decided to stand on top of it to literally stare his weekend opponent down.
It’s hilarious but Fabricio Werdum isn’t all jokes. If he gets passed Alexander Volkov, he’ll be on a three-fight win streak and will have made a case for another title shot. He is already looking forward to potentially getting on UFC 226 instead of waiting for the smoke to clear when Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic handle their business on the same night.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/16/2018.