When Anderson Silva was asked why Brazilians aren’t controlling more titles in the UFC, he said that it was because they haven’t evolved the way that American fighters have.
“It’s natural. Brazilians forgot some things to focus more on other things. We forgot the evolution,” Silva said in a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “It’s important. I speak for myself. In my last two fights, I should have evolved more, but I didn’t follow this evolution.”
Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum who competes for the interim title against Mark Hunt on November 15, couldn’t disagree more.
“I don’t really agree with that,” Werdum told FOX Sports. “Brazil, like Mexico, has some of the best fighters. There’s quantity and quality. A major contributor to the reason they don’t have titles is because they come from a humble background. They have to work to support their family and they cannot focus on just training.”
Had Aldo not successfully retained his title by beating Chad Mendes at UFC 179, the United States would have secured a clean sweep of the promotion’s titles.
Werdum is desperate to change that.
“It’s very important to me, because I represent Brazil, I represent my city,” said Werdum. “I’m working for this title and I want to bring it back to Brazil. I’m sure I’m gonna get that belt.”
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