Did he or didn’t he?
Previous to dropping to fellow Brazilian heavyweight Renan Ferreira, former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum insists “Problema” tapped to a triangle choke. And credit score to “Vai Cavalo,” the slow-motion replay suggests Ferreira did certainly throw within the proverbial towel.
Or maybe not.
“In sluggish movement, it appears to be like like I tapped. However once you play the video in regular velocity, you can not say that it was a faucet,” Ferreira informed Combate (transcribed by Adam Martin). “The referee was on prime, on the aspect trying. He mentioned he loosened it, however he didn’t loosen it at any time. His triangle was not properly fitted, it was on the tip of the foot. His foot was nearly on his calf, he hadn’t match the triangle very properly, you understand? He didn’t let go, he didn’t let go, and I stored hanging, you may see that at no time do I cease hanging.”
Werdum and Ferreira kicked off the PFL heavyweight event final Thurs. night time (Might 6, 2021) on ESPN (get full outcomes and play-by-play right here). And there was extra on the road than simply wins and losses, because the PFL tourney awards its champions a $1 million prize.
Ferreira, nonetheless, seems to have moved on.
“I’m very unhappy with this model that he’s telling, he’s speaking shit,” Ferreira continued. “I’ve a transparent conscience. It’s already his perspective to talk of character, of not being a person, of this or that, it’s his posture. I’ve the total conception of what I did. My conscience is obvious, I’ve my head up and let’s go to the subsequent one.”
Workforce Werdum is anticipated to file an enchantment.