Fabricio Werdum is fresh off a stint of coaching on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which culminated in him defeating opposing coach Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. While TUF took up most of the last year for Werdum, he’s interested in doing it again against heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
“I mentioned about doing an Ultimate Fighter in Mexico,” said Werdum to Yahoo! Sports. “I gave the idea to the UFC about doing an Ultimate Fighter against Cain Velasquez in Mexico. If the UFC says, ‘Wait Werdum, wait a little bit more. Do The Ultimate Fighter and then fight the champion,’ I’ll definitely wait.”
With Werdum’s second round submission of Nogueira, he moves close to a title shot. Junior dos Santos is the current No. 1 contender and is expected to meet Velasquez later this year. Both were victories at UFC 160.
Werdum’s next fight isn’t known since winning over the weekend in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 10.