'Jacare' Souza will wait for title shot if successful at UFC 224


RIO DE JANEIRO – Ronaldo Souza is unapologetic about his vision for the title picture. Just two fights, “Jacare” told MMAjunkie, and he should be holding the belt. “I'm just saying what I'm feeling,” Souza (25-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) said in advance of his pay-per-view meeting against Kelvin Gastelum (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) at UFC 224. “I'm very confident for this fight.” Souza meets Gastelum, who's called for his own title opportunity if successful on Saturday at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Once a promising welterweight contender, Gastelum is fresh off a knockout win over ex-champ Michael Bisping that propelled him up the ranks at 185 pounds. “I'm not taking it for granted,” Souza said of the meeting with his younger opponent. “Just when I look at the big picture, that's what I see.” The UFC tends to reward fighters who light up the Internet with a highlight-reel showing, but Souza isn't overly concerned about how he looks on fight night. He's very familiar with Gastelum's style and has tailored his attack to counter his opponent's speed advantage. “It's all about a win,” Souza said. “However it comes, it doesn't matter. I know I'll take it. I'll do my best and win the fight.” With cha…

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