June 26, 2010 was the day Werdum submitted MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in the first round, handing the Russian his only true loss to date in MMA competition. Since locking on the submission early in the fight worked so well against Emelianenko, he's now focused on doing the same thing to Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem in the upcoming Strikeforce heavyweight tournament,
"No problem. I'm confident," said Werdum, who defeated Overeem with a kimura in the opening round of the Pride Open Weight Grand Prix in 2006. "The last time I got the left, this time the right arm."
"Fedor show nothing in the face. Everybody show the expression in the face, but Fedor don't show nothing. Nothing. ...Just cold face. He has a cold face."
"I know I got it, but this is Fedor."
"It's not possible to watch tequila today," Werdum joked, hinting at the lingering after-effects of his victory party in the hotel bar. "I don't like tequila no more."
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