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Jacare Souza considering middleweight return: ‘We’ll make a decision really soon’

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Ronaldo Souza may be one-and-done at light-heavyweight.

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Ronaldo Souza’s journey to the light-heavyweight division maybe short lived, as “Jacare” considers moving back to middleweight for his next fight.

Souza (26-8-0-1) had an unsuccessful 205-pound debut against Jan Błachowicz (25-8) at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16. Unlike fellow middleweights like Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman who suffered hellacious knockout losses, “Jacare” took Blachowicz to a split decision.

“Jacare” told MMA Fighting he and his team have yet to decide on what division his next bout will take place in.

“My manager and my team are talking which weight class I’ll fight next, so there’s a lot going on here right now,” Souza said. “We’ll make a decision really soon on what’s best for us. We’re looking at staying at 205 or going back to 185.”

“Everybody suffers cutting weight, that’s life, but I’m 40 years old,” he continued. “I cut weight my entire life and maybe I was full of it, but I’m excited again, I’m happy, and I want to work. I’m still one of the top fighters of the division.”

Souza has now lost two consecutive fights and three of his last four. The sole win came via third-round knockout over Weidman in a fight that “Jacare” was arguably losing.