Recently Fabricio Werdum made it clear he’s not a fan of the UFC’s uniform deal with Reebok, and now the Brazilian star is reporting his actions have cost him a commentating gig with the promotion.
A few days ago, the former heavyweight champ posted the image and caption below. You’ll notice that the uniform in the pic has had a Nike logo put in place of the Reebok one.
Then, more recently, Werdum posted this follow video and statement. “Vai Cavalo” was a commentator for the UFC’s Spanish broadcasts.
Esclarecendo a polêmica sobre @reebok @ufc @ufc_brasil @sherdogdotcom / // I just want to make everything clear about my post of @Nike and @Reebok. I did this to protest about the sponsorship. Before Rebook got into UFC all the fighters use to make a lot of money with other sponsors, including me, and now they are paying me only $5,000 per fight. I didn't get penalized because I have no contract with them, but they cut me out of the tv broadcast.
So, it will be interesting to see how things progress from here. Uniform deals aside, Werdum is scheduled to fight Cain Velasquez at UFC 207, December 30th.