Robert Whittaker discusses ‘Jacare’ booking and the challenges of the matchup

Robert Whittaker discusses ‘Jacare’ booking and the challenges of the matchup

Earlier this month, we learned that elite middleweight contender [Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will be returning to the…

While this matchup is an undeniably exciting one, its announcement did catch some fans by surprise. Jacare, after all, is one of the very top contenders in the middleweight division. Though the next middleweight title shot will go to returning former welterweight championGeorges St-Pierre, Jacare could have easily opted to wait for his shot or, to rematch fellow contender Yoel Romero in an effort to lock down the number-one-contender spot. Instead, the Brazilian has chosen to keep a busy schedule, risking his hard-earned contender status against a ferocious young talent in Whittaker.

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