Schaub: Tell me where to sign for Werdum

by Ben Fowlkes | source:

"I don't really care. To fight a guy like Werdum would be great. Me mentioning his name is nothing disrespectful at all. I've got nothing but respect for him. I think he's ranked number five in the world and he's one of the biggest names out there. That's why I brought his name up, and I think he'd be one hell of a challenge for me. Tell me where to sign."

As for whether the fight could realistically happen in the near future, that's a different question. There have been all sort of rumors about Werdum negotiating with the UFC for a return to the Octagon, and he certainly wouldn't be the first Strikeforce heavyweight to make the jump now that the Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix is down to two remaining finalists.

Werdum may not be back in the fold just yet, but Schaub is optimistic that a little heat behind this match-up could expedite the process.

"I definitely think it's feasible. The only relevant fight left in Strikeforce as far as the heavyweights go is [Daniel] Cormier and [Josh] Barnett. The rest of them, it seems like they are coming over. I have no idea what kind of situation Werdum's in with the UFC, but maybe this will kind of speed things up and they can make that happen."

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Dr Gonzo site profile image  

10/26/11 3:03 PM by Dr Gonzo

Werdum would have his way with Schaub

JediJitsu site profile image  

10/26/11 2:56 PM by JediJitsu


Lamont Coleman site profile image  

10/26/11 12:10 AM by Lamont Coleman

werdum would hit a trip takedown, mount him, then tko or submit, all inside the first round. Picture the werdum/vera fight, but finished with vinny magalhaesque armbar and followed by the vai cavalo troll face for good measure.

NarlyPersianDude site profile image  

10/26/11 12:00 AM by NarlyPersianDude

I love analogies and that one is epic, props

MoFiasco site profile image  

10/25/11 11:53 PM by MoFiasco

Werdum call him out and werdum isn't past his prime.

un3rgr0und site profile image  

10/25/11 11:19 PM by un3rgr0und

I swear this kid is the master at calling out legends past their prime. like if he wins its going to mean anythingso what dude, fight him at his best in his prime and see what happens to u

GageIsLegend site profile image  

10/25/11 10:52 PM by GageIsLegend

Schaub will get ko'ed.

lgi site profile image  

10/25/11 10:51 PM by lgi

Werdum called Shaub out, not the other way around.

stlnl2 site profile image  

10/25/11 10:44 PM by stlnl2

Is it just me or is Shaub only about trying to search far and wide for the guys who make the best possible style matches for him? Let the guy fight someone more appropriate to his level, like Mitrione maybe. Then we wont have to hear from him for a while.

grafzep site profile image  

10/25/11 10:10 PM by grafzep

I would like to see this fight. Schaub is insufferably cocky but he hits hard and I think is a still a very good prospect. Werdum is inconsistent and overrated imo but he should definately be the favorite in this match.