Back Like a Boomerang, Fabricio Werdum Set to Jump into the USADA Pool While Fabricio Werdum is not eligible to compete until May of 2020, his manager Ali Abdelaziz claims he will soon re-enter the USADA testing pool. Next week, to be exact. “Fabricio is going to come back and be a top-five heavyweight in the world,” Ali Abdelaziz told MMA Junkie recently (transcript via MMA News). “He’s training. He’s doing everything right.” Abdelaziz also reaffirmed his belief that Werdum did not intentionally cheat, instead attributing the violation to “the system.” “I believe he did not cheat at all, but the system got us,” he said. “But it’s okay. He has one more year, and he’ll be back in the cage.” Fabricio Werdum last fought in March of 2017, when he was knocked out by former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov.