He’s a world-class ass-kicker, but we may not have much more time with Ronaldo Souza – a.k.a. ‘Jacare’ – in the Octagon. Despite beating just about everybody, Jacare always seems to get passed up for title shots, and with his mounting frustration comes a willingness to either retire or jump ship to Bellator (he and Scott Coker go way back). So let’s enjoy his grappling dominance while we can, shall we?
This weekend, at UFC on FOX 24, Jacare is getting a decent test in rising up-and-comer Robert Whittaker, who won a season of TUF and has been on a win streak lately. Given how Jacare has been smoking dudes as of late, he should, in theory, breeze through Whittaker, but the youngster has youthful vigor on his side, and this could be a case of the next generation usurping the older generation.
Anyway, here’s a “Road to the Octagon” vid to get you interested.