UFC middleweight veteran and former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza has announced his retirement from MMA — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza retires from MMA
Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza is an MMA veteran who won the Strikeforce middleweight title and was always one or two wins away from a UFC middleweight title shot.
In his most recent fight, Souza lost via submission and in the process got his arm broke, after this, speculation around Souza's future in MMA and more specifically the UFC was uncertain especially with the roster cuts which the UFC has been making over the last 18 months.
Souza has announced his retirement from MMA after an incredible career which involved winning a Strikeforce middleweight title and wins over fighters such as Gegard Mousasi, Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, and Derek Brunson.
-- Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 11, 2021
-- Long-time UFC contender
Holds MMA wins over Tim Kennedy, Robbie Lawler, Gegard Mousasi, Vitor Belfort, Chris Weidman and Derek Brunson --
Happy retirement, Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza ------ pic.twitter.com/WkfCejjHpx
Souza finishes his career on the back of a four-fight losing streak where he was finished by Kevin Holland and Andre Muniz and lost via decision to Jack Hermansson and the current UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
Every Dustin Poirier UFC finish
Check out this Twitter thread of every finish from Dustin Poirier's UFC career so far.
Every Dustin Poirier finish in the UFC— TheSugaBible---- (@SugaBible) August 10, 2021
Rose Namajunas back in training camp
The UFC women's strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is back in training camp for the first time since she regained her strawweight title back in April when she knocked out Weili Zhang.
Manny Pacquiao sends a message to Errol Spence
Manny Pacquiao has sent a message to Errol Spence after he was forced to withdraw from their fight due to suffering a torn retina in training.
See Pacquiao's message to Spence below.
I pray for a full and complete recovery for @ErrolSpenceJr.— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) August 10, 2021
Tim Welch gives his opinion on Gable Steveson's potential move to the UFC
Gable Steveson won Olympic Gold this summer and is already thinking about his next career move and that could potentially be into MMA.
Tim Welch, who is Sean O'Malley's coach, has given his opinions on how he thinks Steveson would do in MMA.
Will Brooks wants another opportunity in the UFC
When Will Brooks signed for the UFC several years ago, many fans were excited to see how he would do in the promotion after a very successful run in Bellator.
Things did not work out for Brooks in the UFC and he suffered some bad losses.
Brooks has called for himself to be given a second opportunity in the UFC to fight Kevin Lee.
I mean come on @danawhite @seanshelby how good of a story would that be? I come in off 2 yrs layoff beat Lee short notice, drop back to 155 fix my losing UFC record, and smack Chandler again in a different promotion... let's get a little weird! https://t.co/Y9AzJveB0p— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) August 11, 2021
Conor McGregor continues his recovery from his broken leg injury
Tom Aspinall vs Sergei Pavlovich official
The UFC heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall has his next fight booked.
Aspinall will fight Sergei Pavlovich at the beginning of September.
Tom Aspinall is back! --— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 11, 2021
The British heavyweight returns -- Sergei Pavlovich next month --
Location to be confirmed but the card will be at primetime in the UK and Ireland! -- pic.twitter.com/10kgWT7Wh8
Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz to meet in a boxing match
BREAKING: A boxing match between former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz is targeted for Triller event on Sept. 11, multiple sources told myself and @DamonMartin. Story coming to @MMAFighting.— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) August 11, 2021
Dan Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast agree to fight on Twitter
Let's go! -- https://t.co/6ZOF0D2Iag— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) August 11, 2021