By Guilherme Cruz
Photo Esther Lin
Former UFC heavyweight fighter, Fabricio Werdum helped on Wanderlei Silva’s training to fight Michael Bisping at UFC 110. In an exclusive interview to TATAME.com, the Strikeforce fighter commenter the “Axe Murderer’s” victory.
“I sparred with him at Affliction training center and I felt he was very well, was no longer that ‘crazy dog’ from the old days,” Werdum said. “He’s more mature, exploded in the right times. Bisping is no fool, a good guy, but Wanderlei fought smarter. I liked the fight”.
But Fabricio wasn’t happy with Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira’s fight in the same event, against undefeated Cain Velasquez. Werdum, who already fought fellow Brazilian at Pride, talked about the knockout of the night.
“I was said with that loss. I didn’t thought it’d be an easy fight, but I wasn’t expecting this. I thought Velasquez would take him down all the time, but he was smart,” said the Brazilian, praising Cain’s game. “He has a good muay thai, a good boxing… That’s the game I’m looking for. This is the future of MMA, exchanging , takedown and working on the ground and pound”.