Jacare Souza Ready for UFC Return, Wants Title Shot or Vitor Belfort

May 14, 2014
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Jacare-Souza-019-SF-478x270Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is ready to return to the Octagon, and he wants a title shot in his comeback. And if he can’t get that, Souza wants to scrap with Vitor Belfort.

The fighter’s manager, Gilberto Faria, told UFC Tonight that Souza is nearly 100-percent healed from his February elbow surgery and desires a fight with someone in the upper echelon of the division.

With a middleweight title fight set for July 5 at UFC 175 between champion Chris Weidman and challenger Lyoto Machida, Jacare said he wants to fight the winner. If one of the two has to bow out for any reason, Souza said he’ll gladly step in as a replacement.

Jacare said in March that he wanted to fight the winner of Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy, according to his manager. But with Wednesday’s news, Souza has changed his mind and wants a higher ranked opponent.

Jacare entered surgery earlier this year for nagging elbow issues that plagued him during training camp for his last fight. He said back then that he targeted a return to fighting in August.

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  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    This guy is a beast and I can not wait for him to fight again. A Vitor fight would be nice but I wouldn’t mind seeing him rematch Rockhold or Kennedy.

    • Ian Price

      I would like to see him fight a real fighter for his next bout. Vitor would suffice!!

      Hey combat science, how are ya?? FYI, ian price = pimp-v = MaritalArtist. ;-)

      • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

        If Machida wasn’t fighting Weidman for the title I would also love to see that fight as well between Lyoto and Jacare. If you ever want to talk about fights feel free to add me on facebook

  • Maddawgmar

    He should fight Rockhold. Rockhold would beat him clearly, again.