The fighter and his wife recently took a trip to the beach near his home in California, which is where Werdum and a local lifeguard saved a pair of kids from drowning.
“When we saw the fireman’s car, the car stopped in front of us. I said I was going to help, and Karine (his wife) wasn’t sure, because it was dangerous,” Werdum told AG Fight. “But when I looked, there were two tiny heads at sea yelling ‘help.’ They were very far, about 70 meters away. When the lifeguard grabbed the board by himself, I took off my coat and ran. I took the orange floater, threw it across my chest, and I arrived with him, a little further ahead even. I told him to get the girl, who was screaming a lot, and I got the boy, who was already limp. I was able to get him, and we swam toward the beach. Then, at shore, an old man helped me. The waves were big. The girl sank about three times.”
Werdum’s wife shot video of the incident, which you can view below:
Despite all the years of combat sports and fighting in front of crowds, one thing that Werdum admits was that his heart was beating like crazy during the whole ordeal.
“Wow, my heart was beating a million,” he said. “It’s an extreme situation. The heart goes to a million. It’s worse than a fight. It’s not even close.”
There is no word at this time as to what lead to the two kids from nearly drowning or their condition after being saved.