Fabricio Werdum Rescues Drowning Teenager
For some fans, their favourite fighters, are their heroes. Well now Fabricio Werdum has become a real life hero, by rescuing a teenager who was drowning in Southern California.
“When we saw the fireman’s car, the car stopped in front of us. I said I was going to help, and Karine (his wife) wasn’t sure, because it was dangerous. But when I looked, there were two tiny heads at sea yelling ‘help.’ They were very far, about 70 meters away. When the lifeguard grabbed the board by himself, I took off my coat and ran. I took the orange floater, threw it across my chest, and I arrived with him, a little further ahead even. I told him to get the girl, who was screaming a lot, and I got the boy, who was already limp. I was able to get him, and we swam toward the beach. …
“Then, at shore, an old man helped me. The waves were big. The girl sank about three times.”
Looking back on the rescue, Werdum said it was much more nerve-racking than fighting.
“Wow, my heart was beating a million. It’s an extreme situation. The heart goes to a million. It’s worse than a fight. It’s not even close.”
Werdum is currently serving a two-year suspension by USADA and has requested to be release by the UFC.