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“Jacare” Souza Says Campaign For Michael Bisping – Dan Henderson II is “Ridiculous”

Kelsey Mowatt

Recently plenty of folks, including Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping, have been calling for the UFC to book a rematch between the two, but clearly “Jacare” Souza isn’t on board…

Yes, following Bisping’s jaw dropping, KO win of Luke Rockhold to become middleweight champ, and “Hendo’s” vicious stoppage of Hector Lombard, a campaign for Bisping – Henderson II has begun. Recently Bisping said he’d be more than happy to rematch the man who took him out in brutal, highlight reel fashion back in 2009.

Well, recently Souza spoke with Portal do Vale Tudo, and the middleweight contender had this to say about Henderson getting a title shot (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):

“This Dan Henderson campaign is ridiculous. It’s actually funny, because I am next and there are others ahead of him. Chris Weidman also makes no sense, because he was scheduled to fight at UFC 199 and pulled out. It makes no sense to put him ahead of me, not to mention he’s injured and can’t train. Long story short. I fought and I won. He didn’t.”

When you consider the position Souza is in currently, it’s not surprising to hear him say this. In fact, Bisping has acknowledged that “Jacare” is a “viable” contender. The only man who has defeated Souza in 7 bouts is Yoel Romero, and that was by a razor thin, split decision.

It’s going to be fascinating to see what direction the UFC goes in. Souza deserves a crack, no question, but Bisping – Henderson II or Bisping – Rockhold III likely moves more sales…

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