Fabricio Werdum isn’t letting his latest setback keep him down.
The former heavyweight champion was knocked out for just the third time in his 32-fight career on Saturday, succumbing to strikes at the hands of Alexander Volkov in the fourth round of the main event of UFC London.
He later took to Instagram to deliver a message to his fans:
Gostaria de agradecer a todos que torceram por mim, que me mandaram mensagens de apoio e que estão ao meu lado neste momento difícil que é uma derrota. Estou triste porém mantenho minha cabeça erguida com a certeza que a vida é feita e erros e acertos e que o mais importante desta trajetória é como a gente se levanta de um tombo. Eu tenho a sorte de ter a felicidade e a determinação no meu coração e ser rodeado de pessoas que me respeitam e que me dão a energia que eu preciso para continuar minha trajetória de sucesso. Obrigado pelo apoio e saiba que cada um de vocês é muito importante para mim! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I would like to thank everyone who cheered for me, who sent me messages of support and who are by my side in this difficult moment which is a defeat. I am sad but I keep my head up with the certainty that life is made and mistakes and correct and that the most important of this trajectory is how we rise from a fall. I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success. Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!
Werdum wrote that he was grateful for his supporters, and though he is disappointed in the loss, he is keeping a positive attitude:
“I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success.
“Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!”
Werdum, 40, is now 3-3 in his last six fights. After losing to Alistair Overeem by majority decision at UFC 213 last October, he bounced back with consecutive victories over Walt Harris and Marcin Tybura before falling to Volkov in London.