Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has issued a statement following his knockout loss to Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 127 in London, England this past weekend.
“I would like to thank everyone who cheered for me, who sent me messages of support and who are by my side in this difficult moment which is a defeat,” Werdum wrote on Instagram. “I am sad but I keep my head up with the certainty that life is made and mistakes and correct and that the most important of this trajectory is how we rise from a fall. I am fortunate to have happiness and determination in my heart and to be surrounded by people who respect me and who give me the energy that I need to continue my path of success. Thanks for the support and know that each one of you is very important to me!”
The 40-year-old had been on a two-fight winning streak prior to his defeat against Volkov. In his 32-fight career he’s only been knocked out three times in total, with the others coming against Junior dos Santos back at UFC 90 in 2008 and when he lost his title to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198 in 2016.