Souza wants a title shot or Vitor Belfort next, 'done' fighting lower-ranked UFC contenders
Gilberto Faria, Souza's manager, recently informed Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of "UFC Tonight:"
"We are done fighting guys behind us in the rankings.... It's time to release the beast!"Contenders ahead of Souza in the rankings (see the latest edition here) include division champion Chris Weidman, former 185-pound kingpin (and fellow friendly Brazilian) Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and, of course, Vitor Belfort.
Weidman and Machida are already booked to headline UFC 175 this summer, while Silva -- who would reluctantly agree to fight Souza -- isn't expected back in the Octagon until early 2015 because of a broken shin.
Last man standing, therefore, is Belfort.