UFC President Dana White said that Silva could earn a middleweight title shot with a win at the event, which is something that Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza isn’t very happy about.
“Before I joined MMA, I was already famous for Brazilian jiu-jitsu,” Jacare said to Porto Do Vale Tudo. “In my time, I fought the state championship and that’s how I would get my spot at the world tournament. If I didn’t win, there was no world championship. Nobody cut ahead of me. Now, just because someone has a name and everything. The truth is that Anderson is coming back from a doping scandal, he’s unranked.”
Souza sits at #3 in the UFC Middleweight Division rankings, while Silva hasn’t won a fight in almost two years.
If there is one thing that Souza knows right now,it is that he deserves a shot at the UFC Middleweight Title.
“After some sh-t like that, where some guy jumps over the cage, hits people or messes up. It’s like, I’ll start doping,” Jacare said. “I’m going to stir up some sh-t, I’ll call everyone names and that might get me a title shot, Here’s what I think, though. My principles are not negotiable. I deserve it, I deserve it. I don’t care if they’ll give it to me or not, I won’t change, this is who I am.”
Jacare may sit at #3 in the UFC Middleweight Division rankings, but he also lost to both UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum, who are headlining UFC 234 this February.