Werdum: “2015 Is My Year”


Fabricio Werdum closed out 2014 on a high note, defeating Mark Hunt at UFC 180 to win the interim UFC heavyweight championship.

The win put Werdum in a spot to potentially unify the interim belt with the heavyweight championship when Cain Velasquez returns to the cage and the pair face off.

He spoke about the bout, and how he sees it going down.

“It’s not 100 percent official, but I think June 13 I’ll fight Cain Velasquez. It’s my dream, for sure, to (unify) the belts. When I set in my mind I wanted the world championship in jiu-jitsu, I got it three times. I wanted the ADCC championship, I got it two times. I wanna fight Cain Velasquez now, and for sure I got it. 2015 is my year.”

“I want to fight against Cain Velasquez in Mexico City because I stayed there about two months before my fight and Dana (White) called me about (Velasquez’s knee) injury. I’m ready for the fight. I wanna it there because the Latin American fans want the fight. They want this fight. I want to fight again in Mexico. It’s very good there. The last event was amazing, 24,000 people inside the arena. It was good.”

“I want Velasquez 100 percent to fight me. It’s very important for him to recover the knee, recover everything and be 100 percent. Yes, it’s a long time, but I’m starting to train again. I just stopped one month, I had a lot of things (to do), but I’m starting again. I just keep going, step by step. For sure, in June I’ll be ready for this fight.”

– via MMAFighting