Ronaldo Souza signed a contract with Strikeforce, which in his mind, means he’s not going to spend time publicly calling out UFC opponents or complaining about the lack of promotion supporting the events.
He would, however, desperately like to fight more.
While much of the criticism these days of Strikeforce focuses on the lack of depth in its divisions, Souza, who meets Derek Brunson on the main card of this weekend’s San Diego event, says his only complaint is he’s yet to fight more than twice in one year since signing his contract.
The long layoffs between fights are a source of frustration for the Brazilian, who says he feels his inactivity keeps him out of consideration as a top-10 middleweight.
Even more importantly, however, he’s not getting paid during that time off.
“I work for Strikeforce, so I talk about Strikeforce,” Souza told ESPN.com. “I can not talk about other events. I signed a paper and I’ve got to be a man and follow it.
“For sure I want to fight more often, though.”
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