Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum was eliminated from the UFC’s Spanish broadcast team in 2016 after speaking out against company sponsor Reebok.
Time apparently heals all wounds because the Brazilian has been given his position back on the Spanish broadcast team.
”Yes, I’m happy about this because I love this job,” Werdum said on The MMA Hour. “It’s not just about money. For money too, but it’s my work. I love this work. The first time I go to the TV for commentary I no like it because I have a fight coming up and I didn’t wanna do that, but now I love this. I love TV because it’s in Spanish, for all Latin America, for USA in FOX Desportes, and I’m fluent in Spanish, I’m very comfort that. I love this.”
Werdum is expected to be back in the commentary booth for UFC 221, but nothing is set in stone as of this writing.
The former champion compares the issue that got him booted from the commentary position to a fight somebody has during their everyday lives.
”Sometimes you have a fight with your wife, I have a fight with your friend, is normal life,” he said. “And sometimes you have a fight in your job, too. But it’s not very important, little fights. But it’s in the past.”
UFC 221 takes place on Saturday, February 10 from the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia with Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.