Heavyweight legend Fabricio Werdum says he programs on signing with Bellator and is just waiting for Fedor Emelianenko to sign his deal.
Werdum not long ago became a totally free agent after his UFC deal expired next a submission get about Alexander Gustafsson on Struggle Island. Bellator president Scott Coker has been attempting to indicator Werdum as a free of charge agent and match him up versus Emelianenko, but to this point, there hasn’t been any formal progress on the entrance. Now there is.
Talking to AG Combat, Werdum explained that he has agreed to a deal with Bellator but it is dependent on Emelianenko accepting the struggle, even though he would nonetheless indicator irrespective.
“What stays is for Fedor to accept. I saw that he even mentioned he would combat, but I really do not know if he spoke out or not to say no. We are just waiting around for Fedor’s conclusion to indication the agreement 100% and for it to be (my) first fight. I’ll close Bellator with far more fights, I want to do extra fights, I want to end my job at an function, I really don’t want to be dripping. Did I shut with Bellator? 100 per cent Bellator. I want to do these very last two years in an occasion, perfectly,” Werdum stated.
“What issues is the struggle versus Fedor to start with, to get there. It would be best. But if it does not, I would near the deal in the identical way. I would battle with other fighters way too, for the respect I have for Scott Coker.”
Werdum defeated Emelianenko in Strikeforce in June 2010 in a person of the most important upsets in MMA background. Werdum would parlay that huge win above Emelianenko to a next run in the UFC, where by he would finally earn the UFC heavyweight title. At age 43, Werdum is all about chasing superfights and a rematch with the 44-yr-outdated Emelianenko is ideal. In the long run, nevertheless, it is going to be up to Emelianenko to sign the deal.
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