At first Werdum revealed to Tatame.com that the fight had been agreed to, but then went on to express doubt in the match-up coming to fruition, explaining, “My manager called me asking if I agree to fight him, and I said yes and that I was ready, but I think this fight won’t happen anymore. He’ll probably fight for Sengoku’s title. Strikeforce made a partnership with Dream, so my manager said I can also fight in Japan, at Dream”.
However, Silva’s manager Alex Davis has since had this to say in regards to the potential match-up between the two, “I spoke with them and they said everything is ok. I’m in Brazil and I don’t know more about it, but I think it’s gonna happen”.
Stay tuned to 5 Oz. as we continue to keep you up to date on this possible fight.
UPDATE: Since the posting of this story, all the usual sources are claiming to be the first reporting that this fight has been confirmed by sources close to both camps. Strikeforce has not as of this update confirmed the match up.