If you thought the bullshit keeping Strikeforce’s oh so exciting heavyweight division in perma-limbo couldn’t get any dumber, you’d be wrong. Not content to let Alistair Overeem and Fedor Emelianenko be the only divas in the division, Fabricio Werdum is now thinking he wants to do his own thing too:
“I used this trip to make a couple of good contacts in Abu Dhabi and Japan. Strikeforce want me to return in March against Fedor [Emelianenko] or [Alistair] Overeem, but I’m looking forward to having a fight before that one. I don’t have an exclusive contract with Strikeforce, only for the U.S., and I got a nice proposal in Abu Dhabi and another one in Japan,” explained Werdum, who plans to begin working out with trainer Rafael Cordeiro this week.
“I’ve got my last professional commitment in New York. By next week, I’ll be back helping ‘Babalu’ and Fernando Bettega who will fight for Strikeforce on Dec. 4. My arm is 100 percent now and I feel that by February, I’ll be ready to fight in Abu Dhabi or Japan.”
Non-exclusive contracts sure are fun, aren’t they? I suppose I can’t blame Werdum too much … he knows his expected role in Strikeforce is to lose to either Overeem or Fedor next. Why be the random schlub that stopgaps the fight between those two guys when you can be the belle of the ball anywhere else?