Fabricio Werdum Issues Statement On UFC Fight Night London Loss, Gets Mocked By Colby Covington

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Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum suffered a fourth round knockout loss to Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Fight Night London.

The loss is a major setback for the Brazilian, who was potentially a win or two away from a shot to reclaim the UFC Heavyweight Title.

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Werdum has now taken to Instagram to issue a statement on his latest defeat:

 

 

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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Outside of the cage, one of Werdum’s biggest haters is welterweight fighter Colby Covington, who posted the following on Twitter to mock the former champion:

 

Covington and Werdum first became rivals after the welterweight referred to all Brazilians as “filthy animals” after a win at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo. The two would later get physical prior to UFC Fight Night Sydney, where Werdum would assault Covington with a boomerang.

Since both fighters are in two different weight classes, it is highly unlikely that they will settle their differences inside of the Octagon.

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