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Fabricio Werdum was displeased prior to UFC 90 about him not getting a chance to be in the heavyweight tournament that consists of current champion Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar and interim champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir. After all, he just defeated former No. 1 contender Gabriel Gonzaga and top prospect Brandon Vera.



Taking the fight with Junior dos Santos at UFC 90 wasn't exactly what he was hoping for, but he took the fight in stride. However, there were some people, including UFC president Dana White, who thought that Werdum was bigger than usual. Not necessarily out of shape, but noticeably larger. In fact, he was nine pounds heavier in this fight than his last.



Unfortunately for Werdum, he was brutally knocked out in the first round by dos Santos, getting drilled by a vicious uppercut. According to an interview with Tatame.com, he didn't underestimate “Cigano,” but he was surprised at how fast everything happened.










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Post #1   10/28/08 2:36:54AM   

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literally!

hahaha.

Post #2   10/28/08 2:40:03AM   

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haha I love titled where they use quips or irony

Post #3   10/28/08 3:15:02AM   

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that's what happens sometimes, when you face an unknown guy and your a huge favorite to win and you lose.

Post #4   10/28/08 7:34:56AM   

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He will be back, another 2 wins against descent fighters will put him back in tittle contention

Post #5   10/28/08 7:37:23AM   

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Posted by Fearless915

He will be back, another 2 wins against descent fighters will put him back in tittle contention



Herring and Kongo?

Or maybe one of the guys who lose in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Post #6   10/28/08 8:44:53AM   

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So Werdum loses one fight and he's out of title contention,but Chuck loses 3 out of his last 4 and now he might get to fight Anderson Silva?

Post #7   10/28/08 9:00:07AM   

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Posted by mrsmiley

So Werdum loses one fight and he's out of title contention,but Chuck loses 3 out of his last 4 and now he might get to fight Anderson Silva?



werdum is no chuck when it comes to drawing power, this is apples to oranges man. plus at this point is it really a good thing to get to fight the spider???

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Posted by mrsmiley

So Werdum loses one fight and he's out of title contention,but Chuck loses 3 out of his last 4 and now he might get to fight Anderson Silva?



If he fights anderson silva it's at 205 and there will not be a belt on the line, Chuck is not in title contention any more than Fabricio is. They will both have to beat some top guys to get into contention again.

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I see what you guys are saying,but I just find the fact were not getting the best fights we can crazy.

Imo,the next logical fight for Anderson is GSP.They make up 2 out of my top 3 P4P(as the do most peoples),and it's a fight that can happen.

Post #10   10/28/08 9:45:14AM   

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Some news and insight for u folks and Werdum fans:

http://www.tatame.com/2008/10/27/Fabricio-Werdum

Seems to be taking the loss well and him moving to the US IMO is a great thing because it opens up the chance for him to train with a lot more gyms.

Training out of Chute Boxe USA where guys like Bisping and Rampage have spent some time training should be good for him because Chute Boxe in Brazil doesn't have many big names left.

I think Werdum will be back and make an impact it was a horrible situation for him and the worse thing happened.

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Posted by 4u2nv

Some news and insight for u folks and Werdum fans:

http://www.tatame.com/2008/10/27/Fabricio-Werdum

Seems to be taking the loss well and him moving to the US IMO is a great thing because it opens up the chance for him to train with a lot more gyms.

Training out of Chute Boxe USA where guys like Bisping and Rampage have spent some time training should be good for him because Chute Boxe in Brazil doesn't have many big names left.

I think Werdum will be back and make an impact it was a horrible situation for him and the worse thing happened.



I see him moving from Chute Boxe USA to American Top Team or something, ATT seems to do an amazing job adapting their guys to wrestling which could help Werdum a lot. I think if he went against Shane Carwin or Cain Velasquez he will lose though, as much as I like, respect, and believe in the guy Carwin and Cain are just off the hook good at wrestling, they'll put him flat on his back and his BJJ will count for nothing a la Randy.

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I am so frustrated with that fight. I am a big Werdum fan but he deserves this loss. He could only los one way to this kid and he new it and he still stood toe to toe and look what happened. I was hoping for a quick submission. On the other hand I am glad that Dos Santos was able to make some noise because the UFC desperately need depth in that division. I am glad that Werdum is keeping his head up and I hope he bounces back smarter and stronger. This is probably a good thing.

Post #13   10/28/08 12:06:49PM   

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Since when is Werdum seriously being considered for the title?

when they said he was #1 contender?

how come he isnt in the mini HW tourney then?

was he gonna win the fight against an unknown & then wait until nog/mir winnner fought couture/lesnar winner?

sorry, they mightve said at 1 time he was #1 contender, but nothing the ufc has done backs that up & im surprised so many peple are shocked about all this

Post #14   10/28/08 12:38:06PM   

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Posted by PaleHorse

I see him moving from Chute Boxe USA to American Top Team or something, ATT seems to do an amazing job adapting their guys to wrestling which could help Werdum a lot. I think if he went against Shane Carwin or Cain Velasquez he will lose though, as much as I like, respect, and believe in the guy Carwin and Cain are just off the hook good at wrestling, they'll put him flat on his back and his BJJ will count for nothing a la Randy.



Why woulden't his BJJ count for anything off his back? What does Randy have to do with anything? lol

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