Former UFC Heavyweight Champion says he’s meeting with WWE this week

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Update: Werdum issued a statement via social media in which he claimed he was referring to having conversations about working lucha libre matches and would not be meeting with anyone from WWE.

UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum told that he will be meeting with a WWE official this week regarding a possible run with the company. “I think that both (at the same time) is doable,” Werdum said. “You can do WWE. … If I had the opportunity I’d fight there, no problem. It’s financially great. Fight at WWE, a spectacle that is fun to do. I’d definitely do it. I have a meeting Thursday about it, doing both (UFC and WWE). I want to fight, doesn’t matter where.” Read the full story at

Powell’s POV: Werdum noted that the meeting will take place in San Diego on Thursday, but he didn’t offer any details in terms of who he will be meeting with. He also mentioned the idea of playing a Spanish character because he is fluent in Spanish. I assume that if WWE brought him in they would certainly take advantage that, but they would want him to play an extension of his true personality rather than creating a separate character for him. Werdum is a 40 year-old fighter who has a 23-7-1 record in MMA. He has won three of his last four UFC fights, including a win over Ronda Rousey’s husband Travis Browne.

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