When news broke the other day that Cain Velasquez was pulled from his UFC 207 match with Fabricio Werdum, a number of fighters stepped up wanting to fill the vacancy. Both Junior Dos Santos and Stefan Struve, who are set to face each other in February, threw their hats in the ring but Werdum wasn’t biting.
Yesterday the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world took to Instagram to express his Christmas wish – a rematch with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for the title he once held.
Werdum is currently ranked #1 in the division and with Cain set for surgery and Dos Santos already booked, no one else outside of Werdum really makes much sense at this point to face the champ.
Whether or not his wish comes to fruition remains to be seen. In the meantime, however, UFC looks to close out the year strong at UFC 207 this friday December 30th on pay-per-view. One final must see event of the year.
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