Now, Jacare Souza is looking to capitalize on Romero’s failed drug test and put himself in a position to challenge Luke Rockhold for the UFC middleweight championship.
At UFC 194, Yoel Romero defeated Jacare via controversial split decision to become the #1 contender, but given his failed drug test, that likely will change.
Jacare’s manager spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss Romero’s failed drug test, and why Jacare is the rightful #1 contender at middleweight now.
“Any way it goes, Jacare is going to be back on the list for a title contender. We’re going to wait to see what else comes out. We want Luke Rockhold as a possibility for an upcoming fight for Jacare.”
“He’s back on the title run. If Luke Rockhold is looking for an opponent, Jacare is on the list now. […] We’ll be ready to fight April. The two names we’re looking at right now are Luke Rockhold or (Chris) Weidman.”