The weirdest thing about Fabricio Werdum isn’t that goofy smile he makes to the camera. No, the weirdest thing is that sometimes he’s an amazing fighter, and sometimes you watch him in the cage and wonder why you thought he was so good.
The Brazilian with the high-level jiu-jitsu skills and occasionally awesome striking smashed his way to become UFC champ, so there’s no denying he can do great things. But his performance against Stipe Miocic was dismal, and there have been times – like in his fight against Alistair Overeem – that he was a total fish out of water.
Werdum will be facing Derrick Lewis at UFC 216. It should be a decent fight, and if he wins, Werdum just might get back on track for another title shot. But who knows which version will show up. Werdum is just an enigma.
Anyway, here is some of his handiwork.