Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was one of the best grapplers on the planet at one point and his rivalry with Roger Gracie will go down in history as one of the greatest ever, but now he will attempt to put an end to his current three-fight losing streak at UFC 262. He will be fighting against Andre Muniz according to a recent report by Brazilian outlet Combate, a fellow Brazilian who holds an impressive 20-4 record after earning a contract with two wins on Dana White’s Contender Series and following up with two more wins in his first UFC fights.
It doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago that Jacare was being touted as the next big thing at Middleweight as an elite grappler who discovered a love for striking and heavy hands to go with it. He was well on his way to a title shot after winning his first five UFC fights in dominating fashion before he stumbled against Yoel Romero and lost a close Split Decision. After winning two more fights he was then finished for the first time in years when he ran into Robert Whittaker on his way to winning the UFC Middleweight World Championship.
Since that fight, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has gone 2-4 over his last six fights, losing the last three in a row before his latest booking at UFC 262. This recent poor form has led to speculation over whether or not Jacare will continue fighting much longer considering he’s already reached his forties, something that he added fuel to when he claimed that he could make more money teaching BJJ than competing in MMA. Since then, he’s actually made the leap and got to work opening his very first BJJ gym in Orlando, Florida, so his retirement may not be so long away after all.