UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has signed a brand new eight-fight deal with the UFC.
According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight who spoke to Werdum’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz, the deal is worth seven figures.
“To be honest with you,” he said, “they didn’t have to do a new deal. We’re very thankful. [Werdum] wants to end his career as a UFC fighter, and the UFC was extremely supportive and generous.”
Werdum will defend the title he won in a rematch against former champion Cain Velasquez in February at UFC 196.
The Brazilian defeated Velasquez for the title via guillotine choke back in June.
Werdum holds a 20-5-1 professional record and has not loss since returning to the UFC back in 2012.