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UFC on FOX 24: “Jacare” Souza Will Complete Contract With Robert Whittaker Bout

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC Kansas City

It looks like another of the UFC’s top middleweights is about to become a free agent.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s manager,¬†Gilberto Faria, has informed MMA Fighting ¬†the Brazilian star will complete his current deal this Saturday at UFC on FOX 24, when he fights Robert Whittaker.

While discussing the situation, Faria stated:

“We’ve been going back and forth (with UFC officials) for a while. We still have not reached an agreement on his value, but we will continue to talk after the fight. Our goal is to reach a new agreement shortly. The UFC middleweight belt is Jacare’s goal. With a good contract in place, we will keep fighting the best middleweight talents out there and earn the title shot.”

This past weekend at UFC 210, Gegard Mousasi finished his contract with a controversial win over Chris Weidman. Both Souza and Mousasi are top five ranked 185’ers, and are sitting in the #3 and #5 spots respectively.

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