Report: Werdum open to early return

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UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is willing to fight in December or January, according to a UFC Tonight report. 

The news comes just a few days after UFC president Dana White said that Werdum was unlikely to face Cain Velasquez in a rematch for the heavyweight title until March 2016. 

Werdum wanted some time off after dethroning Velasquez as heavyweight champion at UFC 188 in June, where he won via submission in the third round. 

However, the rematch between Werdum and Velasquez may happen a lot soon than expected as Werdum’s management, Dominance MMA, told the UFC that the heavyweight champion is ready to return in December or January.