Jacare Souza Wants the Winner of Bisping vs. Munoz; If Not, Light Heavyweight Could Be on Tap

September 11, 2013
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Ronaldo Jacare Souza - Strikeforce

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has been nothing short of outstanding since the UFC gobbled up Strikeforce and put him in the Octagon.

In fact, he’s been on an amazing run since losing the Strikeforce belt to Luke Rockhold in September of 2011.

After the loss to Rockhold, Jacare has finished all five opponents that he has faced, and now he wants to gun for the top of the UFC’s middleweight division or jump ship.

Jacare submitted a then-red-hot Chris Camozzi at UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold, and followed that up by knocking out Yushin Okami in the first round of their fight at the recent UFC on Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader.

Jacare’s manager, Gilberto Faria, told UFC Tonight that his fighter now wants to face the winner of the upcoming UFC on Fight Night 30 main event, which pits Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz. That fight takes place on Oct. 26 in Manchester, England.

If a fight against the winner of that bout or another suitable middleweight opponent doesn’t come to fruition, Faria said that Jacare is more than willing to skip out of the middleweight division and move up to 205 pounds for his next challenge.

The UFC has yet to comment on Jacare’s next bout.

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  • no point in asking for it, jacare vs the bisping/munoz winner seems like the obvious next fight

    • shakejunt

      sounds like it works out timing wise if vitor fights the winner of december’s rematch.

    • Matte

      Why would there be no point regardless? You know how the MMA business work, things change fast.

      Also, Jakare might already try and sell the fight.

    • bajafox

      If Bisping wins he will think he just earned a title shot and wont’ fight Jacare

      • JDMMA

        hahaha.. yepp everytime he put together 2 wins in a row,,, he asks for championship