Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum is preparing for a rematch with another former UFC Heavyweight Champion in Cain Velasquez at UFC 207, but at the moment, Werdum isn’t too happy with his current employer.
"Once my contract is up, I don't know if I'll renew it,” Werdum said to Combate. “Many things can happen but I'll say this. I'm 100% a company man, be it a sponsor or an organization, I'm the kind of guy people can always count on. However, when it's not reciprocal, there's no way I can be the company man. When I'm happy, I do everything for things to turn out the best way they can, but when I'm unhappy, and I'm not happy at all with the UFC, at the moment, it's hard to be like that. I'm kind of bummed out, after all this time fighting, I consider myself a veteran."
Werdum knows time isn't on his side. In his late 30's, the Brazilian has a timetable on retirement set.
"I'm 39 after all. I started out a little late, in my 20's, but I still feel like a veteran. I intend to fight for two or three more years, we always say that, but we can never really stop. I can't confirm anything about the contract. I just want to do the right thing, maybe I'll get a better proposal from another company once my contract is up, I don't know, I haven't gotten any for now. Who knows, maybe in the future, if I start being happy again in the organization I work for, maybe I'll stay or maybe I'll leave, or maybe I'll just stop. So there's a lot that could happen," said Werdum
UFC 207 takes place on Friday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey headlining.