Schaub: Tell me where to sign for Werdum

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

“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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