WATCH: Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum Shows Off His Dancing Skills

Published 04/08/2021, 11:39 PM EDT


Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum took to Twitter recently to post a video of him dancing. Alongside the Brazilian legend was another former UFC champion, Cris Cyborg. They were really showing off some slick moves in the recent video.

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Dança #brega #reidopiseiro @criscyborg,” Werdum captioned his video. The dance was not the only unique part of the video, as the attire of the trio captured the attention of fans all over. Werdum was looking totally different; Cyborg wasn’t too far behind too. It would be hard for a non-fan to realize that the video contained some of the scariest killers in professional fighting.

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‘Vai Cavalo’ has been out of competition since his 2020 submission win over Alexander Gustafsson. The former Pride FC, Strikeforce, and UFC veteran has cut ties with the world’s premier MMA organization and will fight for the PFL MMA promotion next.

The 43-year-old Brazilian has a massive 12 submission wins in his resume so far in his career. Gustafsson, Walt Harris, Cain Velasquez, Antonio Nogueira, Mark Hunt, Travis Browne, Roy Nelson, Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Silva, Brandon Vera, Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem, and many more legends are part of Werdum’s victim collection.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 26: Fabricio Werdum of Brazil celebrates after his submission victory over Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

His partner in the video, Cyborg, has also cut ties with the UFC. The Brazilian is the current featherweight champion of the Bellator MMA promotion and will enter the cage soon.

When are Cris Cyborg and Fabricio Werdum fighting again?

‘Vai Cavalo’ will return to competition in May to fight Renan Ferreira, in the PFC’s season format. This will be Werdum’s debut outing in the organization. He will look to go all the way and prove that he is not done despite being in his mid-40s.

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CURITIBA, BRAZIL – MAY 14: (L-R) Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino of Brazil celebrates after defeating Leslie Smith in their women’s catchweight bout during the UFC 198 event at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

As for Cyborg, she last competed in October 2020. Now, the Bellator featherweight queen will defend her throne against Leslie Smith in a rematch. Cyborg has a win over Smith in her UFC debut at UFC 198 and will look to go 2-0 against ‘The Peacemaker’.

What did you make of Cyborg and Fabricio Werdum’s latest dance video? Could we see them use those moves in the cage if they win their next fights? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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