However, a torn right meniscus forced Souza to turn the rematch down, opening the door for Michael Bisping’s first attempt at becoming UFC champion.
Souza suffered the injury prior to the fight with Belfort at UFC 198, but was still able to finish the former champion.
Here is a pic of Jacare's torn right meniscus, per his team. Surgery is tomorrow. 2 wk recovery. Fight in 3 mths. pic.twitter.com/6OxF5HkptG
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 18, 2016