Not Looking Past Nelson, Werdum Eyes Overeem Rubber Match

LAS VEGAS – It’s been more than three years since Fabricio Werdum set foot in the Octagon. He returns Saturday night in Sin City to face Roy Nelson at UFC 143… and it is but the first step in what Werdum expects to be many battles under the UFC banner.

Though he won’t look past Nelson, Werdum surely wants a rematch with current No. 1 heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem, whom he has split two fights with in the past, most recently losing to him at Strikeforce this past June.

“Yes, I want to fight (Overeem) again,” said Werdum. “But it’s not my next goal, now my next goal now is Roy Nelson, that’s it.”

Werdum spoke about Nelson, Overeem, and more at Wednesday’s UFC 143 Open Workouts in Las Vegas…