We noted on Wednesday how UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum told MMAFighting.com that he was meeting with a WWE rep in San Diego later this week as he’s interested in working for both WWE and UFC at the same time. Werdum took to Twitter and backed off the WWE claims, noting that he was talking about possibly doing lucha libre in Mexico instead. The MMAFighting.com article has been updated to remove any references to a meeting with WWE as well. The article now says “pro wrestling” or “pro wrestling company” where WWE once was mentioned. The article now includes an editor’s note that says, “Werdum originally mentioned a meeting with WWE, but later mistakenly cited WWE instead of a Mexican “lucha libre” company.”
Werdum was specific about meeting with WWE in the original article, noting that film producer Rob Hickman helped him arrange the meeting with a WWE rep. Werdum worked with Hickman on the Kickboxer remake in 2016. Werdum said in the original article, “I’ll have this meeting Thursday in San Diego to see if something happens with WWE. 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.”
Werdum tweeted the following:
Hey guys to make it clear I spoke about maybe doing Lucha libre in México. Not WWE. I meant wwe style(pro wrestling) but I am a @ufc fighter and my focus 100% is fighting in the ufc and whatever decision I make after my fighting career @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 will be involved.
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