Saturday, September 19, 2020

Jacare Souza Says He Had Pre-Fight Illness Ahead Of UFC Sao Paulo

Jacare Souza claims to have had an illness ahead of UFC Sao Paulo.

Souza took on Jan Blachowicz this past Saturday night (Nov. 16). The light heavyweight bout headlined UFC Sao Paulo. Many have panned the fight as it was a fairly uneventful affair. In the end, Blachowicz picked up the split decision victory.

Jacare Souza Details Pre-Fight Illness

After his loss to Blachowicz, Souza claimed to have had an illness before the fight (via MMAJunkie.com).

“I told the UFC I was coughing in a way that I can’t stop coughing, and this was 20 days ago,” Souza said through an interpreter. “We did a lot of exams and, first of all, I did treatment as if there was an allergy, and my doctor from Brazil here told (to do) a weird exam. … So 10 days ago was when I was diagnosed and on Monday was my last day taking antibiotics. I was going to give an interview, and when I did interviews I would start coughing and people would say, ‘What’s wrong?’ And I would say, ‘Nothing.’

“It didn’t get in my way. I was able to fight five rounds against a guy who was knocking everyone out in the light heavyweight division. I did my best to be here to fight. Unfortunately, the victory didn’t come my way. It wasn’t a pretty fight. It wasn’t pretty for me, it wasn’t pretty for him, but I thought I won three rounds.”

For the first time in his pro MMA career, Souza has lost back-to-back bouts. We’ll update you on what’s next for the former Strikeforce middleweight champion.

Trending Articles

Mackenzie Dern Details Her Ex-Coach Fighting Her Husband

Mackenzie Dern switched coaches ahead of her UFC Vegas 11 fight against Randa Markos due to her ex-coach fighting her husband.

Michael Chandler Releases First Statement Since Joining The UFC

Michael Chandler is officially a UFC fighter. On Thursday, Dana White announced on ESPN that Chandler has signed with...

Alexander Volkanovski Shuts Down Henry Cejudo Superfight

Alexander Volkanovski will not be fighting Henry Cejudo next time out, according to the featherweight champ. Ever since Volkanovski...

Colby Covington Says Tyron Woodley Asked To Do Press Conference Separately

Colby Covington believes Tyron Woodley asked to do the UFC Vegas 11 press conference separately. On Thursday night,...

Conor McGregor Deletes Tweets Regarding His Mental Health

Conor McGregor is currently dealing with sexual assault allegations made against him in the Corsica region of France. He put out a...

Latest MMA News

Dana White Comments On A Potential Brock Lesnar Return

It was revealed in late August that Brock Lesnar is no longer under contract with WWE. His deal with the company is...

WATCH: UFC on ESPN+ 36 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC on ESPN+ 36 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Colby...

Frank Mir Reportedly Close To Signing With BKFC

Frank Mir looks like he could be announced as the newest member of the Bare Knuckled Fighting Championship roster soon. His manager...

UFC Releases John Dodson

TUF 14 winner and 2-time title contender, John Dodson, has been released by the UFC. News of his departure from the promotion...

UFC On ESPN+ 36 Results: Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley

UFC on ESPN+ 36 goes down tonight (Sat. September 19, 2020) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX and we have...

Check Out Last-Minute Betting Odds For UFC on ESPN+ 36

The final UFC on ESPN+ 36 betting odds are in for as this event is quickly approaching for the Las Vegas-based promotion. 

Michael Chandler Says he is Ready For Any of The UFC’s Top Five

Michael Chandler has long been touted as one of the best lightweights in mixed martial arts. With his recent signing with the...

UFC on ESPN+ 36 Weigh-In Results: All Fighters Make Weight

The UFC on ESPN+ 36 weigh-ins are complete, and all fighters hit their mark, finalizing every bout on the card.

Michael Chandler Releases First Statement Since Joining The UFC

Michael Chandler is officially a UFC fighter. On Thursday, Dana White announced on ESPN that Chandler has signed with...

Tyron Woodley Believes He Is Still The Best Welterweight In The UFC

Tyron Woodley believes he is still the best welterweight in the UFC despite being on a two-fight losing streak.

Kevin Lee Doubts Michael Chandler Will Fare Well In The UFC

UFC lightweight contender, Kevin Lee doesn't think former Bellator champion, Michael Chandler will fare well in the UFC. Dana...

Israel Adesanya Becomes First MMA Fighter To Sign With Puma

Israel Adesanya continues to build his brand as he has become the first MMA fighter to sign with Puma.