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Fabricio Werdum’s Plans After Full Recovery

Written on November 16, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After his amazing submission win over Fedor Emelianenko, Fabricio Werdum is reaping the rewards. He was able to teach a new self-developed guard system, and he's eyeing a fight in Japan or Abu Dhabi.

After turned in his Submission of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko, the BJJ and ADCC world champion had surgery on his left elbow. And while under rehabilitation, he wisely used his time off to go on a world seminar tour. spent the last 30 days traveling around the world and teaching. He went to Bourdeaux in France; Zagreb in Croatia; Tokyo in Japan; and Madrid, Sevilha, Malaga and Zaragoza in Spain.

Fabricio Werdum showed a new MMA guard system that he developed.

“Today, most jiu-jitsu guys, while on the bottom, just close the guard and receive hard punishment. With the experience I’ve got in MMA plus the jiu-jitsu knowledge I’ve got from top guys like Sylvio Behring, Marcio Corleta, Mario Reis, Otavio ‘Ratinho’ [Couto] and Renato ‘Babalu’ [Sobral], I developed a new guard system that makes it really hard for someone on top to hit me.”

But now that he is 100% healthy, Werdum is now ready to start MMA training again. According to the fighter, wants him to return in March against Fedor Emelianenko or Alistair Overeem. However, he is planning to have a fight prior to that. By next week, Fabricio Werdum will be back in New York to help Renato Sobral and Fernando Bettega for their December 4 fight in . As for Werdum’s own career: “My arm is 100 percent now and I feel that by February, I’ll be ready to fight in Abu Dhabi or Japan.”

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