'Jacare' Souza not interested in the UFC

by Brett Okamoto | source: espn.com
 

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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NarlyPersianDude site profile image  

8/18/12 11:27 AM by NarlyPersianDude

seriously man what is the deal with these titles, this almost getting close to fighter bashing, the man simply said he is gonna honor his strikeforce, and so what if ESPN titled it in a bad way, dont mean you have too.The guy is a fighter, this is a fighter's forum, you know full well the only thing a title like this will do is heap shit on him.Pretty fucked up

dogfb site profile image  

8/18/12 11:06 AM by dogfb

 One of my fav fighters, and definately top10. 

DoomFarmer site profile image  

8/18/12 2:29 AM by DoomFarmer

Jacare wont fare well.

japetto site profile image  

8/18/12 2:17 AM by japetto

Terrible title.

SonofJockstrap site profile image  

8/18/12 2:01 AM by SonofJockstrap

In for answers

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

8/18/12 1:35 AM by ABE FROMAN

No, decisions like that are made by rumors getting started, forums like this picking the news up, and then the idea being associated with Jacare that he wouldn't be interested in moving to a larger org. Don't start tonight Douchsashi, you remember how our last run-in had people laughing at you for days.

Musashi site profile image  

8/18/12 1:30 AM by Musashi

Yes, of course. Because decisions like that are made by reading the titles of articles.LOL @ you!!!

Alpha Midget site profile image  

8/18/12 1:13 AM by Alpha Midget

Fuck your thread title

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

8/18/12 12:57 AM by ABE FROMAN

Like I said, he never said he wasn't interested in the UFC, only that he couldn't talk about other promotions because he was under contract.The guy who wrote that article could be preventing Jacare from moving to the UFC if the wrong person reads that title.