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ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 17: Fabricio Werdum interacts with media during the FOX UFC Saturday pre-fight press conference at Shaquille O'Neal's estate on April 17, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Mon-Wed-Fri I train MMA and Muay Thai at Kings MMA. Tuesday I train wrestling at my gym Werdum Combat Team with Kenny Johnson. Wed-Sat boxing with Justin Fortune. My conditioning training I do with Jarrod Bunch and my BJJ training on Tuesday and Thursday with Rubens Charles "Cobrinha"
When and why did you start training for fighting? When? I started when I was 20. Why? All I can say is it involved a woman.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Jiu Jitsu World Champion (blue belt), Jiu Jitsu European Champion, Jiu Jitsu Pan-American Champion (three times)
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Jiu Jitsu World Champion (black belt, two times), 2007 ADCC World Champion
Ranks in martial arts styles? Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Brown Belt in Judo.
Do you have any heroes? My family
What is your favorite technique? Kimura
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m excited to fight in the Octagon. I’ll show my best performance and prove that I am also one of the best HW in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? BJJ teacher