UFC 203: Fabricio Werdum Talks Browne Rematch, Loss To Miocic, Possibility Of Overeem Trilogy Fight

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MMA H.E.A.T. went to Cobrinha BJJ in Los Angeles to catch up with #1-ranked UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum in advance of his UFC 203 fight with Travis Browne. Karyn Bryant spoke to the former champion about fighting Travis for the second time (he won their first fight), what went wrong in his loss to current champ Miocic and the possibility of a trilogy fight with Alistair Overeem. Fabricio also shares his thoughts on Demian Maia’s win over Carlos Condit and who he thinks has the best BJJ in the UFC.

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90 Comments on "UFC 203: Fabricio Werdum Talks Browne Rematch, Loss To Miocic, Possibility Of Overeem Trilogy Fight"

    • I think its what he said. He is smart and he knows whats going on. Firstly he must win ofcourse. Then it depends on how he win. If he finishes Travis he is closer to the titleshot. If he finishes in spectacular fashion he is even closer. But its Cain also. I think that if he finishes Travis they maybe do a rematch of him and Cain for the title otherwise first Cain and then him for the title.

  1. Even though he got KTFO by Stipe, Werdum still has the most improved standup game in MMA. Can't ever sleep on a guy that can beat you both on the feet and on the ground. Would love to see him, with a remarkably improved striking arsenal, and Overeem go at it a second time, but this time for the strap.

    • +Savage Maddox Go back and look at his Strike Force bout against Overeem……all he had was a ground game back then, that's why he laid on his back and hoped the Reem would dive into a submission, much like Maia tried to do against the Spider. Also, look at how he was able to dupe Mark Hunt into falling for that sprawl attempt and ended up taking that vicious knee to the face for a KO, all because of excellent standup skills and a very slick takedown faint. Face it, the man didn't have these skills prior to returning to the UFC. The man's standup IQ has improved and evolved ten fold….even if your not sold on his overall standup game, you still can't deny that fact. Rapheal Cordeiro has done an amazing job with Werdum.

    • +4iamu He wasn't impressive vs. Hunt he kept faking being dropped (Like he did vs Reem) and shooting for takedowns. The flying knee was nice, I aint gon lie, but with such a size advantage you would think he woulda did a better job doing damage to Hunt until then.

      We'll see how good his stand-up is tho. I remember saying that before the Stipe fight and watching him get slept. I might be salty tho cuz Cain is my 3rd favourite fighter of all time

    • Lol! I can understand how saltiness could cloud your impressions of a fighter. To Cain's defense, I think the high altitude in Mexico messed him up in the cardio department, which we all know that he usually has the edge on with his opponents. Although, you gotta admit that Werdum was frustrating him really bad with that Thai clinch and those awkward knees to the face. If they fought again at normal altitude, my money would definitely be on an angry revengeful Cain.

      Bottom line, Werdum isn't all that in the stand up, but he isn't a slouch either…… If "10" was a perfect rating in the standup game, he would be around a "6" or "7", compared to a "2" or "3" in Strikeforce. My point is he has drastically improved since the Strikeforce era. I think he was overconfident in his standup ability against Stipe and as a a result he paid dearly. Personally, I think Overeem is a much more skilled fighter on the feet. My only concern is now that Overeem is off the juice, will he have the same dominating effect and mental advantage over Werdum as he did in their previous Strikeforce fight? Overeem is a smart fighter and he has shown that as of late. We'll all get to see how smart and tough he'll be against Stipe this weekend, because Stipe is no slouch by any means on the feet or in the wrestling dept.

  2. Even though he got KTFO by Stipe, Werdum still has the most improved standup game in MMA. Can't ever sleep on a guy that can beat you both on the feet and on the ground. Would love to see him, with a remarkably improved striking arsenal, and Overeem go at it a second time, but this time for the strap.

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