Former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum wants to test his ground skills against “The Boa Constrictor” Aleksei Oleinik.
You know you’ve made it as a UFC fighter when a former champion calls you out. That’s that case with UFC 246 winner Aleksei Oleinik. The dangerous submission ace forced a tap from Maurice Greene on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Shortly thereafter, none other than Fabricio Werdum was calling him out.
Congratulations @oleynikufc all my respect for you BUT I think my JiuJitsu it’s better, let’s dance you can be my special guest for my return in the UFC
— Fabricio Werdum (@FabricioWerdum) January 19, 2020
“Congratulations,” Werdum said while addressing Oleinik on Twitter. “All my respect for you BUT I think my JiuJitsu it’s better, let’s dance you can be my special gues for my return in the UFC.”
Werdum (23-8-1) has been out of action since a USADA sanction was handed down stemming from a failed 2018 drug test. The Brazilian actually retired for a time while suspended, which put his suspension on pause. However, after reaching a deal with the anti-doping agency, Werdum is eligible to return to action on April 1, 2020.
A BJJ black-belt, Werdum is known as one of the most dangerous submission specialists in the UFC, and especially in the heavyweight division.
So is Oleinik (58-13-1). While Werdum boasts 11 submission wins as a professional, Oleinik has an absolutely insane 46 victories via submission.
Both men are 42-years old. Both are veterans of the sport. This one seems like a no-brainer for the UFC to book.