Former heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, started a business in Sao Paulo.
Former heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, knows that at 39 years old, he doesn’t have much time left in the sport. Which is why, as Combate reported, he’s already considering future endeavors outside of MMA. The first one of them is a comedy bar he just opened in Sao Paulo.
“I have other investments, because I’m already 39 and even though I want to keep fighting for a long time, I’m thinking about the future, as a long term investment. And it’s not only about that, but I also want to do something I like. I have always been like this. I like doing this and I’m lucky I’m able to make a living out of it. Not many people are lucky to work with something they like.”
“That’s why this new chapter of my life is something I wanted bad. I always liked comedy. People who know me know I’m always joking around. I’m no comedian, but I know them all. I have a good relationship with Brazilian comics such as Tom Cavalcanti, Leandro Hassum and Luiz Franca, who is my partner in this. I’m very grateful to be able to do two things I really enjoy.”
Fabricio Werdum has been away from the Octagon since a unanimous decision win over Travis Browne in September 2016. He was expected to face Ben Rothwell at UFC 211, but Rothwell’s USADA issues are likely to prevent that from happening.