After spending 15 years taking pictures at one another by means of the
media, dos Santos and Werdum buried the hatchet over three rounds
Gamebred Fighting Championship 5 this previous September. Regardless of
dropping a spllit choice, Werdum was moved by dos Santos’
respectful post-fight speech and determined to finish the rivalry by
inviting “Cigano to take part on his “Dos Nossos” podcast.
“Final yr I recorded 65 editions in Florianopolis, the place I stay,
nevertheless it was troublesome to deliver company from Rio and Sao Paulo,”
Werdum instructed Sherdog.com. “Now I’m beginning a brand new section recording in
a studio in Sao Paulo, and ‘Cigano ‘was the primary one I invited.
Despite the fact that he’s in the course of a camp to face Alan
Belcher for the Gamebred heavyweight title, ‘Cigano’
instantly accepted my invitation. It is going to be historic. Me
and Cigano stay [on Feb. 3]
In accordance with Werdum, dos Santos initially requested for a ticket to
come from Florida to Sao Paulo Saturday morning and return dwelling
that very same night time. That proved to be unattainable, so dos Santos
as a substitute will arrive on Friday and return dwelling Sunday morning.
“I am unable to wait to get him on the airport. I instructed him we are going to recall
each chapter of our rivalry stay with the followers and likewise instructed him
that we should resolve who [is the best heavyweight]: me, him
or [Cain] Velasquez. He beat me twice, however misplaced to Velasquez twice
and received as soon as, and I submitted Velasquez. So we have to resolve who
is whose father,” Werdum mentioned with fun.
Werdum’s humorousness has made him a well-liked pay attention amongst
Brazilian followers. His podcast did properly in 2023 because of the presence
of quite a lot of notable names equivalent to Alex
Rua, Rafael dos
Santos, Bruno Silva,
Almeida and Wallid
Though he turns 47 years previous in July, Werdum assured that he
is just not retired but.
“I requested Gamebred to battle in opposition to Roy Nelson,
who simply misplaced to Belcher,” Werdum mentioned. “I supplied that concept
as a result of we already fought within the UFC and Nelson is de facto fashionable
within the USA, however they supplied me a 33-year-old man named Alex
Nicholson. Since I don’t know who he’s, it made no sense to me
to just accept, however I am not achieved. I´m additionally open to a grappling
superfight. I might like to face Gordon Ryan
within the guidelines of grappling with slaps allowed.”