Fabricio Werdum has been around the sport of MMA long enough to know that injuries do happened that cause scheduled fights to be changed.
So, with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez set to defend his belt against Junior dos Santos in October at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, Werdum is preparing himself as an injury replacement.
“I have to prepare myself to fight on October 19,” said Werdum, in a recent interview with Sherdog. “Of course, we do not want anything to happen to anyone, but it happens from time to time.
“Injuries occur; anything can happen. I have to be ready.”
Werdum (17-5) has stated his desire to wait to compete again as long as his next fight is for the title.