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UFC exec: Werdum and Silva are 'putting a lot of pressure' on UFC to fight in Brazil

Giovanni Decker revelaed both Fabricio Werdum and Anderson Silva are pressuring the UFC to make their next fights happen in Brazil, though the chances of happening are getting smaller.

Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum
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According to the UFC's General Manager for their Brazilian offices, Giovanni Decker, all the talk about Anderson Silva fighting in Brazil, as well as Fabricio Werdum's rematch with Cain Velasquez on the same event is still nothing more than mere speculation. Decker revealed the information to Portal do Vale Tudo, speaking about the recent comments from the two UFC stars.

It's those comments that, Decker says, are part of how both fighters have been pressuring him to make those bookings happen.

"There is a lot of speculation. Werdum talked about it and so did Anderson. I hope it happens, I would be the happiest guy in the world, but honestly there's nothing settled yet. It's pure speculation. Werdum has been putting a lot of pressure as he wants to defend his belt in Brazil. Anderson has also been pressuring, because he wants his comeback to be in Brazil. I personally would also like to bring those fights to Brazil, but I would be giving you false hopes if I said it's a closed deal, because that's far from being the case. Honestly, there's a 40% chance of happening and a 60% chance of not happening. We must be realists."

Quite the buzzkiller after Fabricio Werdum recently said it was 99% settled that he would in fact defend his belt in Brazil. For now, it all remains to be seen.