At UFC 199 earlier this month, Michael Bisping shocked the world as he knocked out Luke Rockhold in the very first round of their middleweight title fight. Bisping stepped in on short notice for former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who injured his neck just two weeks before the fight.
On the same card, MMA legend Dan Henderson fought, and defeated, former Olympian Hector Lombard via vicious KO. Given that both Bisping and Henderson were victorious on the card, many began calling for a second fight between the two.
That didn’t sit too well with Jacare Souza, who many believe is the rightful #1 contender at middleweight. He spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo:
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“Fighters are now saying that the public doesn’t know who I am, that I don’t sell. I am Ronaldo Jacare. Several times Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. I fought with a broken arm. Submission champion. MMA champion. Future UFC middleweight champion. Fans want to see someone who deserves to fight for the title. And that someone is me.”
“This Dan Henderson campaign is ridiculous. It’s actually funny, because I am next and there are others ahead of him. Chris Weidman also makes no sense, because he was scheduled to fight at UFC 199 and pulled out. It makes no sense to put him ahead of me, not to mention he’s injured and can’t train. Long story short. I fought and I won. He didn’t.”