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"I will finish Jon Jones"- Fabricio Werdum predicts outcome of potential fight against former light heavyweight champion

Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum
Anurag Mitra

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has his options laid out in front of him and on top of his wish list is a heavyweight clash against former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Fabricio Werdum claims that he will beat Jon Jones in a potential heavyweight clash.

Fabricio Werdum recently fought the last fight on his current UFC contract and is currently a free agent who's admittedly already attracting offers from potential suitors, including Bellator where he's been linked to a potential rematch with Fedor Emelianenko. Fabricio Werdum also said that he is in talks with ONE Championship about a potential rematch with heavyweight champ Brandon Vera.

However, even though he has options on the table, Fabricio Werdum could still re-sign with the UFC and has also named the one he's most interested in at the moment. Fabricio Werdum wants to return to the Octagon in a superfight against Jones, who recently vacated his light heavyweight belt. Jones recently expressed the desire to move up to heavyweight in a bid to become a two-division champion and a fight against Fabricio Werdum seems like the perfect heavyweight debut matchup for the former.

Speaking to MMAjunkie.com’s John Morgan recently, Fabricio Werdum shared his thoughts on the outcome of a potential fight against Jones.

“You know he’s a big guy, and Jon Jones should have zero problems to go to the heavyweight division,” Werdum said. “For sure not. Because he’s a heavyweight for a long-time. He’s a heavyweight. For sure, it’s not happening now, but maybe, I love the idea, one day against Jon Jones. And it’s not like I prep for him, I’m just confident. 100 percent I finish Jon Jones. I finish Jon Jones too. 100 percent. I’m confident, that’s it. I’m training. Good training, my mind’s okay. I finish him and anyone. 100 percent I believe that.”

Fabricio Werdum showed his class by scoring a huge upset win over Alexander Gustafsson at the UFC Fight Island recently and he wants to run through Jones to prove that he still has another title-run left in him.


Edited by Anurag Mitra

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