Rockhold: ’ I don’t see what ’Jacare’ brings to the table that I don’t bring!’
Luke Rockhold and Jacare Souza both scored dominant victories at UFC on FOX 15 and they both want to fight for the title. After the event Rockhold became the No 1 contender while Souza dropped to the second position. However, it is still not sure who is to get the title shot.
Dana White said both fighters might get the title shot and fight the winner of the Weidman vs Belfort match that is to take place at UFC 187. Rockhold is, however, convinced he will be the next contender.
“I don’t see what ‘Jacare’ brings to the table that I don’t bring,” Rockhold said To MMAJunkie. “If you want to sell pay-per-views, if you want marketability, if you want a real contender. … ‘Jacare’ is a great fighter – I’m not going to lie, he’s good. But his biggest win is against (Gegard) Mousasi. I just stomped the guy who stomped Mousasi, and I beat ‘Jacare.’ His two other wins are Chris Camozzi; he wasn’t even in the UFC (before the second fight), and a lot of guys that aren’t around. (Yusin) Okami, Carmont. … I don’t know what I need to do.”
Rockhold also added he will stay in the gym for the next two weeks to be ready to jump in at UFC 187 in case Weidman or Belfort sustain an injury.
“Ideally, I’d like a full training camp,” he said. “I’ve come a long way, and I’d like to give it nothing but my best if I’m going to be in for a title fight. But at the same time, if an opportunity that big arises, it
In case it does not happen, he would rather fight Weidman.
“I think Chris is a better fighter; I want to fight the best fighter in the world, and I think Chris is going to go out there and beat him. Sure, it would be sweet – I would love to fight Vitor for the title and take the title for him, but if he were to get it – I don’t wish him to do that, I don’t like Vitor, I don’t respect him, I don’t think he deserves it – sure, I’d love to beat his ass.“