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Fabricio Werdum Talks Antonio Silva, Affliction Promotes Strikeforce Fight

I was just thinking that CBS and Strikeforce haven't done enough to promote Saturday night's Fabricio Werdum-Antonio Silva fight, so I searched YouTube to see if there was a promotional video I hadn't seen. Well, it turns out that there is -- but it was produced not by Strikeforce or CBS, but by Affliction, which is no longer promoting MMA but still sponsors Werdum and other fighters.

In the video, Werdum talks about his upcoming fight with Silva, but he doesn't say anything all that newsworty. Werdum is one of the best Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioners in the world, so it's no surprise that he says he wants to take the fight to the ground and win by submission.

What is surprising about the video is the nasty cut Werdum has over his eye. It's not clear when the video was shot, but I hope it wasn't recent: That's a cut that needs some time to heal.

In any event, I'm glad to see that Affliction is helping Werdum promote his fight. I think there's a pretty good chance we'll see the Werdum-Silva winner take on the Fedor Emelianenko-Brett Rogers winner some time in 2010, so any help that Affliction can give Strikeforce in hyping Werdum vs. Silva is a good thing.

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