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Fabricio Werdum explains Nike Instagram post, says it’s in ‘protest’ of Reebok pay

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Fabricio Werdum told Reebok to suck a certain part of his body earlier this week.

The former UFC heavyweight champ took to Instagram on Tuesday to take a shot at the official apparel sponsor for the UFC – Reebok. In his post, Werdum said, ‘I’m not generic, I’m Nike since childhood,’ and used the hashtags in Spanish that translate to #suck #myballs #reebok. As expected, Wedum’s Instagram post got a lot of attention from fans and media, spreading throughout the web.

Just hours later after the post, ‘Vai Cavalo’ went on live on Facebook to explain what he meant with his controversial photo.

“I was protesting,” Werdum said. “Actually, I’m not forced to use Reebok. I don’t have a contract with them. For people that don’t know, Reebok sponsors, well, sponsors, only during the fight and in the fight week you have to wear it [Reebok gear], it’s in the contract. In reality, I don’t have a deal with them to post outside the UFC. I can post whatever I want, if I want to post Kings MMA, I’ll post. If I want to post Nike or any other company or the sponsors I have, anything, so I’m not obligated. For people saying I’d get in trouble, there will be no trouble. It was just a protest, something that before we could show any sponsor we wanted. We used to get real good money, it was a lot different from Reebok. Today, with Reebok there is a pay scale, if you have a certain number of fights you get $5.000, $8.000. Of course it’s good money, but nothing like it was before, so of course it was a protest.”

Werdum went on to give a message to his fellow fighters. He told them to speak up and to not give free ….View full article

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