Fabricio Werdum plans return early 2011 vs. Overeem or Emelianenko

According to his manager, Richard Wilner, Strikeforce heavyweight, Fabricio Werdum is looking to step back into the cage the end of February or early March, adding he’s only interested in fighting the best of the best Strikeforce has to offer in either Alistair Overeem or Fedor Emelianenko.

Wilner, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“He’s doing great actually. He’s still undergoing physical therapy, and physical therapy is more intense than one might imagine, and it includes a number of plyometric exercises and weightlifting. He started light training about 10 days ago, so he’s progressing remarkably. We’ve been training and preparing, mentally and physically to fight again at either the end of February or early March.”

“Be it against Alistair (Overeem) for the belt, although Fabricio’s already beaten Alistair, so some may see that as a step back, although Alistair is a completely different fighter now. By step back, we absolutely mean no disrespect to Alistair, we just mean that they fought before and while it was a long time ago, I don’t even know if it would be considered a rematch, but if it was considered a rematch there’s one guy out there that’s arguably deserving of a rematch more than Alistair, and that’s Fedor (Emelianenko).”

“That’s the feeling that we have. No disrespect to Josh (Barnett), he’s a great competitor, and we know him well, but it makes no sense for us or for Strikeforce as an organization for Josh to be able to step right in and fight Fabricio. He needs to earn that right.”

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