MMAFighting.com is reporting that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum is set to meet with WWE Officials about a potential UFC – WWE crossover career. Werdum says that he has a meeting Thursday in San Diego, California to discuss a possible deal with the company.
The report states that Werdum hopes to explore a potential career with WWE while also continuing to fight for the UFC. Werdum also discusses a potential character for himself if he did end up working for WWE.
You can see highlights from the interview below:
On potentially wrestling in WWE and fighting for UFC at the same time:
“I think that both (at the same time) is doable. You can do WWE. … If I had the opportunity I’d fight there, no problem. It’s financially great. Fight at WWE, a spectacle that is fun to do. I’d definitely do it. I have a meeting Thursday about it, doing both (UFC and WWE). I want to fight, doesn’t matter where.”
“I’ll have this meeting Thursday in San Diego to see if something happens with WWE,” Werdum added. “It’s cool, a unique opportunity to do a few fights there as well. People think it’s easy, but it’s not. You have to be well trained to do those jumps, you have to be agile. It’s not easy as some people might think. It’s quite complicated. You have to be well trained and practice a lot to captivate the audience.”
On his potential character in WWE:
“I’m fluent in Spanish, so I can do a character that speaks Spanish, that would be cool. I’d really like to have this opportunity to do this and captivate the Latin audience because they really love WWE. I’d be thrilled to do a fight there, or more, or a contract, because there’s no problem with the UFC since it’s not a real fight, it’s more of a show.”
Fabricio Werdum is scheduled to make his UFC return on March 17th, in London where he headlines against Alexander Volkov.
We will keep you updated if anything comes out of the meeting between the two set for Thursday.