Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza faces Gegard Mousasi on Sep. 5 at UFC Fight Night 50 and the Brazilian middleweight isn't just looking to string together his seventh-straight win, in a recent translated interview, he also said that he's looking to earn a shot at gold. The former, multiple-time submission grappling world champion believes that he'll put a stamp on Mousasi and then be ready to become the UFC middleweight champion in a fight against the winner of December's Chris Weidman title defense against Vitor Belfort.
"I'm ready to annihilate my opponent and have another victory in the UFC," Souza said.
"I'm going to stop Mousasi. I've come to be undefeated in the UFC to lose to nobody. People have to keep believing in me because I'm going to be the champion of this division. But first I have to beat Mousasi to ask for something, and after this fight I'll ask for a title shot."
Mousasi knocked Souza out in their first meeting, back in 2008, and has gotten back on track with a submission win over Mark Munoz in his last bout. Do you think Souza has improved enough to prove his first up-kick KO loss to Mousasi a fluke?
And, if "Jacare" gets past the Dutch-Armenian, do you want to see him challenge for the UFC title next? Let us know in the comments section!