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Following Reebok protest, Fabricio Werdum says he’s been suspended for three years from UFC broadcast duties

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Just days after his social media protest against Reebok, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum revealed in an Instagram video on Friday that he has been suspended for three years from his television duties as an analyst and commentator on the UFC’s Spanish-speaking broadcasts.

“I just want to make everything clear about my post of Nike and Reebok. I did this to protest about the sponsorship,” Werdum wrote on the post. “Before Rebook got into UFC, all the fighters use to do a lot of money with other sponsors, including me, and now they paying me only $5,000 per fight. I didn’t get penalized because I have to contract with them, but they cut me out of the TV broadcast #UFCnetwork.”

Esclarecendo a polêmica sobre @reebok @ufc @ufc_brasil @sherdogdotcom / // Clarifying the controversy @reebok @ufc I just want to make everything clear about my post of Nike and Reebok. I did this to protest about the sponsorship, before Rebook got into UFC, all the fighters use to do a lot of money with other sponsors, including me, and now they paying me only $5,000 per fight. I didn’t get penalized because I have to contract with them, but they cut me out of the tv broadcast #UFCnetwork

A video posted by Fabricio Werdum (@werdum) on Oct 28, 2016 at 11:11am PDT

Over the course of the video, in which Werdum speaks exclusively in Portuguese, the 39-year-old former UFC champion explained that he was not fined by the UFC or punished by Reebok, but instead was removed from his UFC television obligations as punishment for his protest. Werdum has worked for several years as an on-air personality on various shows for the UFC in Latin America.

Werdum explained that he started his protest out of frustration ….View full article

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