Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has gotten jacked since parting ways with the PFL (Video)

By Harry Kettle - May 1, 2023

Former UFC star Fabricio Werdum appears to be in the best shape of his life in the wake of his departure from PFL.

Fabricio Werdum

A few years back, Fabricio Werdum signed a deal to fight with PFL. At the time, it seemed like it could be quite a positive relationship – but the veteran only wound up competing once under the promotion’s umbrella.

It was a no contest against Renan Ferreira, which was initially a TKO loss for Werdum that got overturned after it was revealed that he had first managed to submit his opponent.

Now, at the age of 45, it’s not clear what’s next. In a recent interview, though, the Brazilian did confirm that he’s done with PFL.

“My contract with PFL is over,” Fabricio Werdum said. “I did that fight and had all that problem, and stayed out for two years. Not because of that [loss], but I’ve been doing this for 25 years. I needed this time off, and the contract ended.” (h/t MMA Fighting)

“If that happens in the future, give me some time to train and I would definitely do it,” Werdum said. “It could be [Francis] Ngannou, [Junior dos Santos] ‘Cigano’, it could be anyone. Maybe even [Cain] Velasquez coming back now. I don’t even know if he will.”

In terms of his physical health, we’d say this video proves he’s doing just fine.

Werdum’s resurgence

The thing about Fabricio Werdum is that you can never count him out. Just when it seems as if he may be drifting away from the MMA scene, he pops back up and makes a splash.

In the months ahead, it’ll be interesting to see if he ends up landing another deal.

Do you want to see Fabricio Werdum compete in mixed martial arts again? What do you think of his physique? Let us know in the comments, BJPENN Nation!


Fabricio Werdum