Ronaldo ‚ÄėJacare‚Äô Souza is ready to fight in two weight categories and ‚Äúwill take Jon Jones‚Äô belt‚ÄĚ, 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 ‚ÄėJacare‚Äô 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 Jacare‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre in UFC hands, we‚Äôre employees. Jacare is always going a step up. Jacare will fight in two divisions‚ÄĚ, the coach said. ‚ÄúEverything will depend on Anderson‚Äôs fight with [Chris] Weidman.
‚ÄúIf Anderson wins, we will go up in weight and take Jon Jones‚Äô belt. We will prove to the world we have character and that we don‚Äôt fight each other. This is X-Gym‚Äôs history. Jacare is ready to fight one weight category up as well as middleweight.‚ÄĚ
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