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Fabricio Werdum loves the support from Mexico, feels 'more Mexican than Cain'

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Fabricio Werdum reveals how he gets a lot of support from Mexican fans through social media and still believes Cain stalled their fight on purpose.

Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum
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It's fight week for the UFC interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will look to unify the belts against Cain Velasquez this Saturday in Mexico City. Although Velasquez's Mexican heritage should give Cain the support of the local crowd, Werdum believes the people like him more.

In fact, as he told Combate, Werdum feels more Mexican than Cain himself.

"I get a lot of messages from the Mexican fans on social networks. I'm really happy for them. I have been to Mexico over 20 times and, actually, I feel more Mexican than Cain."

As for Cain's injury, which kept Werdum from facing him back in November and brought the interim title to the picture, Fabricio still is a firm believer it was a strategy to get more time to train.

"I believe it was a strategy. He had an injury, sure, but it wasn't urgent, he didn't need to stop. Now we can see who the true champion is, because Cain Velasquez hasn't fought in two years.  I'm still here and I was here to beat him, he just didn't show up. I feel like the champion and on June 13, there can only be one and it will be me."

Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will fight for the UFC heavyweight championship in the UFC 188 main event at the Arena Cuidad de Mexico in Mexico City.