No. 3 ranked middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza seems to be getting fed up with waiting on a title shot. The UFC contender has been fixed on fighting for the belt for some time now. With middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping going off to face now returing Georges St-Pierre, it would appear that Souza will not be getting a title fight anytime soon.
In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Souza explained that he is not willing to wait forever.
“I’m happy to be fighting. But I have no problem stopping fighting. I stopped competing in Jiu-Jitsu in 2005 when I was at the top of my career, and if I think it’s too much for me, that I’m full of it, I can stop fighting. That’s it. I can open my own gym, make as much money as I make fighting, and be happy. I have this dream of having my own gym, so I have no problem stopping fighting.”
“No, it doesn’t go through my mind to stop fighting, but if I get full of it, I can stop fighting. I can teach. I have this leverage. And I’m sure, I’ll have a lot of students. Do the math, 400 students training with me.”
Souza is set to face Robert Whittaker at at UFC on Fox 24 in April.