Fabricio Werdum Also Pulls Out Of UFC 196 Due To Injury
Fox Sports – Less than 24 hours after UFC 196 lost one half of the main event, heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has now been forced to withdraw from the card as well due to injury.
Werdum revealed that he was pulling out of the fight to several media outlets on Monday, including MMAFighting.com.
Werdum was expected to face Cain Velasquez at UFC 196 but then an injury forced the challenger to pull out of the bout on Sunday. Now, Werdum is out as well.
“I decided not to fight because I’m not 100 percent,” Werdum said. “If Cain was the opponent, I would go on. It’s not his fault, it’s nobody’s fault. Injuries happen. You can’t avoid them. I have no option. I made this decision because I’m not feeling 100 percent.”
I think Fabricio Werdum’s injury is a broken wallet. He saw the check after he fought Cain the first time and wants to duplicate it at least once more. He knows a fight with Stipe will cut his pay in half because a lot less people will tune in…meaning all of Mexico. He also knows if he loses to Stipe he may never get a huge payday again. I am not sure what the UFC is going to do but maybe they will throw the fight on free tv so we don’t suffer the same injury as Werdum.