Werdum releases statement following loss

Monday, March 19, 2018

Fabricio Werdum won the ADCCs twice, and the Mundials twice. He won the interim UFC heavyweight championship and then unified the belt by guillotining Cain Velasquez. But he’s 3-3 since then, and is coming off a loss to Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night 127 on Saturday night.

Werdum turns 41 in July. Some of this fans feel this would a reasonable time to retire. However, the fighter is determined to fight on, as he made clear in the first message on his social network since the loss.

“I would like to thank everyone who cheered for me, who sent me messages of support, and who are by my side in this difficult moment which is a defeat,” he wrote on Instagram. “I am sad but I keep my head up with the certainty that life is made and mistakes and correct and that the most important of this trajectory is how we rise from a fall. I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success. Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!”

Gostaria de agradecer a todos que torceram por mim, que me mandaram mensagens de apoio e que estão ao meu lado neste momento difícil que é uma derrota. Estou triste porém mantenho minha cabeça erguida com a certeza que a vida é feita e erros e acertos e que o mais importante desta trajetória é como a gente se levanta de um tombo. Eu tenho a sorte de ter a felicidade e a determinação no meu coração e ser rodeado de pessoas que me respeitam e que me dão a energia que eu preciso para continuar minha trajetória de sucesso. Obrigado pelo apoio e saiba que cada um de vocês é muito importante para mim! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I would like to thank everyone who cheered for me, who sent me messages of support and who are by my side in this difficult moment which is a defeat. I am sad but I keep my head up with the certainty that life is made and mistakes and correct and that the most important of this trajectory is how we rise from a fall. I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success. Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!

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