A day after it was announced that Cain Velasquez was injured and out of his fight with UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum, MMAFighting.com has reported that Werdum is now also out with an injury.
It has still yet to be confirmed by the UFC but Werdum told MMAFighting.com the following,
“I have a foot injury, and haven’t been able to throw kicks in training for two weeks. I would still fight Cain because I was injured the last time, but I also hurt my back last Friday. I went to the doctor, tried to continue training, but couldn’t spar as I should spar.”
He went on to say, “I made this decision together with my team, we decided not to fight. Cain can’t fight. I was going to hide the injury one more time, like I always did. I tried to hide it, but couldn’t this time. I can’t fight if I’m not 100 percent to put on a show like I always did.”
“It took me a long time to get here and win this belt, be the champion, to throw everything away because I’m not 100 percent,” Werdum said. “I have to think about everything now, I can’t think and act like I did when I was 20. It’s not like that anymore. Everything changed. I’m 38 now and I feel I’m at the best moment of my career, and I can’t risk my career because of pride.”
The UFC are yet to comment.