Oh, that Fabricio Werdum (pictured) is quite the comedian. After catching wind of Stipe Miocic’s tweet that suggested Werdum may have been scared to fight him on 12 days’ notice at UFC 196, the UFC heavyweight champion fired off a tweet of his own.
“To be honest I wouldn’t want to fight me either you guys,” Miocic posted after news broke Monday that Werdum was pulling out of the February 6 fight against Miocic with toe and back injuries, despite the fact Werdum admitted that he would have kept the appointment had original opponent Cain Velasquez hadn’t withdrawn the day prior with a lower back injury.
Werdum responded Tuesday by stating he would be more than willing to put his title up for grabs against Miocic, who also serves as a the firefighter in Ohio, when his wounds are fully healed.
“I will fight against you @stipemiocicufc anytime after my recovery. I think you are a great fire fighter,” Werdum wrote.
See what Werdum did there? He didn’t give Miocic props for being a great FIGHTER, but a great FIREFIGHTER.
The UFC has yet to address the fiasco that has become UFC 196. As the card currently stands, a welterweight affair between former champ Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson is slated to headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
No word on how long Velasquez and Werdum as expected to be sidelined with their respective injuries.