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    Default ‘Jacare’ Souza: I haven't done anything in my division yet

    http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/11/2...ht-36-mma-news

    "That’s a possibility, it might happen," Souza told MMAFighting.com when asked if a potential No. 1 contender match-up with Machida or Mousasi.

    "If I win this fight, there’s a chance that I fight for the title next. Anything can happen. I just want to get there and fight. If they give me the opportunity to fight for the title next I’ll accept it, of course, but I have no idea if it’s going to happen or if I’m going to wait. I just want to fight."

    But first things first, and the former Strikeforce middleweight champion won’t underestimate Carmont.

    "It will be a great fight," he said. "He’s a tough opponent, is coming off six consecutive wins in the UFC. I was already expecting to fight him next, and it’s going to be a brawl. It’s always special to fight in Brazil, in front of my fans. They cheer for you and that gives you an extra power to get the win."

    Riding an 11-fight win streak with wins over the likes of Constantinos Philippou, Tom Lawlor and Chris Camozzi, Carmont has 16 stoppage victories with 10 submissions, but playing jiu-jitsu with a grappling wizard like "Jacare" could be a bad decision.

    "When we’re fighting MMA, everything is different," Souza said. "Jiu-jitsu is not always the same, striking is not always the same. But I hope to get there with my best weapons to surprise my opponent and get a huge win. That’s my goal."

    Following his recent win over Okami, "Jacare" said he would be open to the idea of moving up to the light heavyweight division for some special challenges, but he’s not focused on that idea anymore.

    "I haven’t done anything in my division yet," he said. "I still have a lot to prove in the middleweight division, and I can’t focus on other division now. I have a big challenge in front of me and there are a lot of fighters I still have to fight at 185."

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    So glad he's in the UFC now. The MW division has really improved over the last year or so.
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    Ousting the perpetual top 5 in Okami from the UFC is a significant accomplishment.

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    I found it quite amusing that Bisping started chirping about wanting a top ranked opponent next, days after they had already announced a matchup between Jacare/Carmont(who are both climbing up the ranks).

    Maybe I'm being doubly dubious because it's Bisping here, but a matchup with Jacare would've been an awesome showcase for Jacare as an emerging MW contender.... funny Mike didn't make this request a week ago. Now he's probably going to draw Munoz or Costa. Hmm.

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    Zuffa wouldn't risk their English goldenboy getting asphyxiated.

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    I don't see this ending well for Carmont. Or whoever Jacare would fight next, outside of Weidman/Silva/Vitor.

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