UFC president Dana White and former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum don’t have a good relationship and aren’t the best of friends.
Werdum who has won three of his last four fights, but everything other than his fighting has seemed to be an unsteady road.
Speaking to media reporters on Tuesday, White revealed that he and the Werdum had long been at odds and discussed the situation.
“Me and [Fabricio] Werdum do not have a good relationship. At all. At all. [The altercation in Austrailia] is just a continued — this is what this guy does. He almost fights Tony Ferguson at the media luncheon. There’s a laundry list of me and Werdum. When I was driving here today to meet you guys, Werdum texted me and said ‘I wanna come out, I wanna meet, I wanna sit down.’
I haven’t been willing to meet with him for a while now. And I texted him back and said ‘let’s do it.’ So me and Werdum are gonna sit down, try to hug and make up. No, I don’t laugh [at Werdum throwing a boomerang at Colby Covington], that’s not funny. Believe me, I get it, I get it that Colby disrespected Brazil and all the Brazilian people. I know how Brazilians get about that stuff. You just can’t go around assaulting people, you know? You just can’t do it. It’s bad.”
White admitted that he does not have a good relationship at all with Fabricio Werdum, but has finally decided that we are going to meet soon.
Werdum competed in the main event of UFC Sydney on November 19, where he defeated Marcin Tybura and won the fight via unanimous decision.