Responsible for honing Ronaldo Souza's stand up skills since his fight against Francis Carmont, former two time UFC title challenger, Pedro Rizzo, is very confident in his student's improvements. So much so that Rizzo even believes Jacare is ready to take on the champion right now.
"We did a whole our camp based on a southpaw opponent, which was Yoel Romero". He told Portal do Vale Tudo. "But we were lucky Chris Camozzi is a southpaw as well. Jacare is doing fantastic, he's in the best moment of his career and I think he already deserves his title shot."
"When he wins this fight, I don't think he'll have anywhere else to go but a title fight. He's ready to take on even Chris Weidman. He's like a sponge, he absorbed everything we taught him, he kicks really well, has great knees. He's complete".
Jacare submitted Camozzi via first round arm bar but will likely be behind Luke Rockhold in the quest for a shot at Weidman.