Werdum vows to rise from fall

Fabricio Werdum suffered an ugly knock-out defeat at the hands of Alexander Volkov at UFC London on the weekend however the former heavyweight belt holder has issued a statement articulating his desire to make amends for the loss.

Since losing the heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198 back in 2016, Werdum has tasted failure two times in has last five fights.

At 40-years-of-age, Werdum is getting on and Saturday’s performance in London was further proof that the former champion is well past his best.

However, the Brazilian has silenced any whispers of his retirement – stating in an Instagram post that he will ‘rise’ again and continue on his ‘path of success’.

Gostaria de agradecer a todos que torceram por mim, que me mandaram mensagens de apoio e que estão ao meu lado neste momento difícil que é uma derrota. Estou triste porém mantenho minha cabeça erguida com a certeza que a vida é feita e erros e acertos e que o mais importante desta trajetória é como a gente se levanta de um tombo. Eu tenho a sorte de ter a felicidade e a determinação no meu coração e ser rodeado de pessoas que me respeitam e que me dão a energia que eu preciso para continuar minha trajetória de sucesso. Obrigado pelo apoio e saiba que cada um de vocês é muito importante para mim! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I would like to thank everyone who cheered for me, who sent me messages of support and who are by my side in this difficult moment which is a defeat. I am sad but I keep my head up with the certainty that life is made and mistakes and correct and that the most important of this trajectory is how we rise from a fall. I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success. Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!

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