A Lack of Opponents for Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Posted: August 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Fantasy Fights

A fighter I haven’t talked about much on this blog, but one I’m fond of, is Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace who has adapted very well to the sport of mixed martial arts. A former champion in Strikeforce, Souza was defeated by Luke Rockhold in September of last year, and since then, his opponent selection has been a bit underwhelming. No disrespect to Bristol Marunde, who Souza defeated in March, or Derek Brunson, Souza’s upcoming opponent this Saturday, but they are simply not fighters who are on Souza’s level.

This got me thinking… who exactly is there for “Jacare” to fight in the Strikeforce middleweight division? To answer the question, I went to the Strikeforce website to find a list of middleweights presumably under contract with the promotion. Here is the entire list, along with their corresponding current rank according to Fight Matrix:

  • Luke Rockhold (4)
  • Roger…

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