Fabricio Werdum announces plans to move into boxing full-time: ‘I want to add another belt on the wall’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has announced his intention to get into boxing.

The Brazilian was last seen in action at PFL 3 in May 2021. That fight was a draw against Renan Ferreira who was originally labeled as a knockout loss for Werdum. The fight was called off after it was discovered that his enemy had tapped out on a previous armbar attempt.

Werdum has since revealed how much the fight cost him mentally. In a recent interview, the heavyweight great indicated that he probably won’t be fighting again. It was a statement that he then returned a few days later.

Now Fabricio Werdum has revealed his intentions not to retire, but to jump headfirst into another sport. The 44-year-old revealed in a virtual press conference earlier today that he intends to switch to boxing.

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However, unlike various MMA fighters who transitioned into boxing, he pursues gold. During the press conference, Werdum said he was looking to become a champion in the sport. He also stated that he was still going to train in MMA, but not fight in the sport at this time.

Fabrice Werdum

“I don’t like the word ‘retired’ or ‘stopped fighting. For us fighters, it’s very hard to stop doing what we love. I will completely change direction… When I decided to become a jiu-jitsu champion, I did it – in the UFC, I did it too. I don’t have this title in boxing and I want to dedicate myself 100% to boxing because I want this title. I’ve been a champion in everything but boxing, I’ve never competed in boxing, and I want to put another belt on the wall. (h/t MMAFighting)

Fabricio Werdum continued: “I haven’t stopped fighting [MMA] – I just completely changed direction. I will focus 100% on boxing, but I will not stop fighting MMA to focus on boxing.

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