Ronaldo âJacareâ Souza is ready to fight in two weight categories and âwill take Jon Jonesâ beltâ, according to his head coach Josuel Distak.
Souza impressed MMA fans in his last performance by setting aside his jiu-jitsu skills to bring a standing fight to Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night 28, stopping him with a heavy right hand.
Distak, head coach at X-Gym, told Portal do Vale Tudo that âJacareâ is the fighter who is evolving the most in MMA and that UFC has allowed him a stage to show that.
He also said that Jacareâs rise at middleweight could lead to a possible attempt to match him with Anderson Silva, which they wish to avoid as they are friends and team-mates.
âWeâre in UFC hands, weâre employees. Jacare is always going a step up. Jacare will fight in two divisionsâ, the coach said. âEverything will depend on Andersonâs fight with [Chris] Weidman.
âIf Anderson wins, we will go up in weight and take Jon Jonesâ belt. We will prove to the world we have character and that we donât fight each other. This is X-Gymâs history. Jacare is ready to fight one weight category up as well as middleweight.â
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