Fabricio Werdum Apologizes For Homophobic Slur

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum apologized in a tweet for using a homophobic slur.

During his clash with Tony Ferguson, Werdum referred to Tony as “maricon.” According to SpanishDict, “maricon” is an extremely offensive word for someone who is queer.

Werdum, however, denied that he meant to offend anyone in the “LBG” community with it, claiming it was a “common word in Spanish culture.”

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Not everyone accepted his apology, though. Reigning UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg said Fabricio had no respect.

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Gav Tobias-Jefferon referred to it as a “sh**ty apology” and insisted Werdum should act more like a role model:

Others were more sympathetic to his apology:

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No matter what you think of his apology, though, the UFC has already handed Fabricio Werdum his punishment; he will be doing outreach in the LBGTQ community.

 

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