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Werdum on relationship with UFC: ‘I’m happy to be a company guy’

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Fabricio Werdum says he is completely satisfied with how the UFC has been treating him, which is a rare thing among fighters today.

Most fighters on the UFC roster today have more complaints than praises towards the company they are fighting under. One of them was Fabricio Werdum, who even lost his Spanish commentary job because of speaking against the company’s major apparel deal with Reebok back in 2016.

But nowadays, the 40-year-old former heavyweight champion is apparently more of a happy camper, in terms of his current relationship with the UFC.

“I’m very happy to be in the UFC and with my fight purses too. I’m happy to be a company guy,” Werdum told MMAjunkie in a recent interview.

“Realistically, I have to be a company guy. It makes a difference – to fight and defend the company where you work.”

Werdum has since gotten his commentary job back, as he further understands the business aspect of his career. He even has no qualms with the current matchmaking trends, especially in his division.

“Without a doubt, the business side (of my MMA career) is very important. I feel like a company guy now. I understand the organization now,” Werdum said. “For example, Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier – I understand why they booked that. It’s something the fans welcome – two champions from two weight classes.”

“I’m looking forward to watching it or commentating. And if I can fight on the same card, I’ll do that too.”

In the meantime, Werdum will be looking to extend his two-fight win streak as he headlines the UFC’s Fight Night card in London this weekend against Alexander Volkov.

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