Jacare Souza feels disrespected with the way the UFC has been overlooking his title shot.
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza has had enough with the way the UFC has been treating the middleweight division. The Brazilian contender feels ignored and disrespected as the company decided to book the return of former welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre in a title fight against current middleweight champion, Michael Bisping.
“I knew it. I thought this might happen. In fact, anything can happen in the UFC, huh?” Jacare told Combate. “What bothers me is not that GSP is fighting Bisping, that’s normal, he can fight him. But he never fought at 185, he always said he was too small. He chickened out of that Anderson Silva fight, everyone knows that. Now he’s back and he wants to fight at 185? Okay, cool. Wanna fight? Fight me. I’m here, come get me if you want to earn that. I’m sure you can’t pass that test. Face Yoel Romero. Beat that guy and you can face Bisping. No, he went straight for the belt. That’s weird. It’s bad for division, because nobody likes all this clowning around.”
As for the fight between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping itself, Jacare says he doesn’t care who wins, as he won’t even be watching it.
“I want them to suffer a double KO. Screw those guys. I couldn’t care less about that fight. That’s the same thing I said when Bisping fought Dan Henderson, I don’t care, I won’t even watch that crap. I’m a champion, I wasn’t born to fill in for anybody. If they call me, they’ll be left hanging, because I sure as shit won’t go.”
Ronaldo Jacare is expected to take on Robert Whittaker at UFC on Fox 24, on April 15, in Kansas City, Missouri. The card will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and contender Wilson Reis.