Fabricio Werdum calls out Aleksei Oleinik: ‘My jiu-jitsu is better’

With Fabricio Werdum edging closer to a return, he has set his eyes on a fellow heavyweight submission artist.

The former UFC heavyweight champion, who tested positive for trenbolone and epitrenbolone metabolites stemming from an out-of-competition drug test in April 2018, was recently granted a suspension reduction by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

His two-year ineligibility period commenced on May 22, 2018, but after the suspension reduction, Werdum is now eligible to return to the octagon on April 1.

And Werdum (23-8-1 MMA, 11-5 UFC) has called out the recently victorious Aleksei Oleinik (58-13-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who picked up a “Performance of the Night” submission over Maurice Greene at UFC 246.

“Congratulations @oleynikufc all my respect for you BUT I think my JiuJitsu it’s better, let’s dance you can be my special guest for my return in the UFC.”

Prior to being flagged by USADA, Werdum was slated to headline UFC Fight Night 136 against Oleinik in Russia, before being forced out due to the violation. He has won two of his last three, suffering a fourth-round knockout loss to Alexander Volkov in his last outing in March 2018.