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Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold vs. 'Jacare' Souza rematch likely up next

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With his dominant win at Saturday's "Showtime: Rousey vs. Kaufman" event, former middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza appears he'll get his rematch.

The former titleholder wants a shot at the man who took his belt, and that reigning champion, Luke Rockhold, apparently wants the fight too.

"To me, I'd like to see that fight happen," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. "I know 'Jacare' would like that fight to happen. Luke's looking for that fight, so I think it'd be an easy fight (to book)."

"I'm very prepared for anyone anytime," Souza said after his latest win. "I'm here for fights. I'm a former Strikeforce middleweight champion, and I'm coming back for more."

Coker admitted the performance will get the company executives talking.

"I think he looked pretty good, and I know Luke wanted to fight him," Coker said. "We'll start talking to 'Jacare's' camp right away. (Strikeforce matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) and I, we really haven't had a chance to talk, though. ... Give us a day or so."

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Post #1   8/19/12 5:51:15AM   

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Yeah it looks that way.
Lorenz Larkin should be up there as well

Post #2   8/19/12 10:07:47AM   

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Lorenz vs Jacare for #1 contender would help make the MW Div look a smidge deeper than it really is. In all reality, I don't know of a single weight class that Strikeforce has left that hasn't been on life support for at least a year.

Post #3   8/19/12 11:32:41AM   

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Posted by jae_1833

Lorenz vs Jacare for #1 contender would help make the MW Div look a smidge deeper than it really is. In all reality, I don't know of a single weight class that Strikeforce has left that hasn't been on life support for at least a year.



i agree man. i know they need fights for the title but jacare vs larkin would be a great #1 contender spot. i am OK with any of these 3 guys fighting each other.

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Post #4   8/19/12 1:29:26PM   

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I personally think that with his performance last night Jacare is more than deserving of the rematch

Post #5   8/19/12 3:43:57PM