Jacare Souza vs. Luke Rockhold Likely For Upcoming Strikeforce Show
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.19.2012
Jacare's getting a rematch for the belt…
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza is likely to get a rematch against Luke Rockhold for the Strikeforce middleweight title. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker revealed the news during the post-event press conference for Showtime: Rousey vs. Kaufman after Souza defeated Derek Brunson in the first round.
"To me, I'd like to see that fight happen," said Coker about the rematch. "I know 'Jacare' would like that fight to happen. Luke's looking for that fight, so I think it'd be an easy fight (to book)."
He added, "I think he looked pretty good, and I know Luke wanted to fight him. We'll start talking to 'Jacare's' camp right away. (Strikeforce matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) and I, we really haven't had a chance to talk, though. ... Give us a day or so."
Souza said he's ready for it, noting, "I'm very prepared for anyone anytime. I'm here for fights. I'm a former Strikeforce middleweight champion, and I'm coming back for more."