Jacare Souza Says He Enjoys Fighting in Front Of His Hometown Fans
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.02.2013
The high expectations are good...
Jacare Souza recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight against Yushin Okamy at UFC Fight Night 28 this week. Check out the highlights:
On fighting in front of his home crowd: "I like that responsibility. When I was heading towards the stadium to face Chris Camozzi, I was very happy because I had trained extensively and I felt very ready. I entered the octagon in a happy mood, and I knew I'd be doing good work."
On his first UFC fight: "It's completely different. It's a world-class event. Everything is grandiose, even when they announce your name. That's why so many fighters feel so stressed the first time around. It's a lot of bright lights. It's a gigantic show that's seen around the world."
On his training strategy: "We have to be good in all areas in this sport. But I'm always training on the ground, with the gi. It reminds me I come from jiu-jitsu. I'm the kind of guy who always seek to show something new in every fight, depending on the opponent. This fight will be no different. I want to show my evolution, but I still have dangerous jiu-jitsu."
On not being distracted by expectations: "I am only thinking of my next fight. In Brazil, we have the best fans in the world. That must weigh on any opponent."