Jacare Has An Interesting Opinion About Bisping vs. St-Pierre


Jacare is not too happy with the UFC’s choice to schedule middleweight champion Michael Bisping’s second title defense against former welterweight kingpin Georges Saint Pierre.

The Brazilian submission specialist has certainly done more than enough to earn his shot at the belt, having finished both Vitor Belfort and Tim Boetsch in the first round after dropping a close split decision loss to fellow middleweight contender Yoel Romero.

Jacare (24-4-1) gave his opinion on the Bisping vs. GSP matchup during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, and did not hold back while doing so:

“I want them to suffer a double knockout,” Souza said. “I want them to f—k themselves, man. That’s the reality. I don’t care about this fight. That’s the same thing I said when Bisping fought Dan Henderson. I didn’t care, too. I won’t even watch this crap.”

The Brazilian decided not to wait for his shot at the belt, instead opting to take on surging middleweight Robert Whittaker in April, in an effort to extend his winning streak to three in a row and strengthen his case for a title shot.

And while Bisping is set to take on a man who has never fought at 185 pounds, Jacare went on to question why the former welterweight champ is finally stepping up a weight class after years of talks of a superfight between GSP and then-middleweight champ Anderson Silva.

“I already imagined this could happen. In fact, a lot of thing has happened in the UFC. What upsets me is not the fact that St-Pierre is fighting Bisping. It’s normal to me, he can fight, but he never fought at 185, he always said he was too small. He was always scared of fighting Anderson, everybody knows that, and now he’s back and fighting at 185.”

After fighting several contenders with promises of a title shot hanging in the balance of each fight, Jacare appears to be fed up with the UFC’s handling of the middleweight division. The former Strikeforce champion has been neck-and-neck with fellow middleweight contender Yoel Romero, both of whom have been extremely vocal as of late in making their case for a title shot.

“Fight (Yoel) Romero, and if you get past Romero you fight Bisping. No, he went straight to the belt, so that’s weird and bad for the middleweight division because no one’s happy with this bullsh-t. That’s the reality.”

With two deserving contenders left in the lurch, Jacare’s wish for a double-KO between GSP and Bisping seems to be a projection of the Brazilian’s frustration in waiting so long for his overdue turn for the belt.

However, both Jacare and Romero will have to wait until the dust settles with Bisping vs. GSP, and even then, the next shot could easily go to either one of them.

Meanwhile, Jacare will return to action against Whittaker at UFC on FOX 24 on April 15.

  • Dave WC

    This is a lot like when Couture went to HW to fight Sylvia. He knew the champ was very beatable and knew it was the best chance to win a belt in a second division. GSP doesn’t want to wait to fight a tough guy after Bisping gets decapitated just like Couture didn’t want to wait for a skilled HW to expose Sylvia

  • Juan Diablo

    Jacare saying he won’t watch the fight, but watch the camera catch him sitting in the crowd seeing it live

  • David Twardy

    If he wanted to get closer to a title shot he should have waited instead of fighting #15 Boetsch. 3 days later #5 #6 #12 #9 all signed fights……. Spare me your “everyone is to scared to fight him” BS. He has 0 wins over top 5 and still won’t come his next fight. with losses to 2 of the 3 guys ahead of him. Seems like Everyone else in the top 5 has to fight each other or very similarly ranked opponents to stay there….. except Jacare. Im shocked he took a fight with the current #6 Whittaker. I was fully expecting his next fight to be vs Sam Alvey.

    • El san

      U say all this but everyone knows ur bustin nuts watchin jacare grapple

    • doublehalf21

      You forget he fought Romero and lost a very close, albeit questionable decision. And yes he has a loss to Rockhold but how long ago was that? Jacare has def evolved since then. I agree the fights he’s been taking won’t get him a title shot. Sucks the Rockhold fight was canceled. Either way, whoever comes out as champion will have a tough line up of number 1 contenders to fight.

      • David Twardy

        Nope didn’t forget that Jacare lost to Romero…. I wrote about in in a previous comment. You kind of make my point for me. Is Jacare the only fighter to evolve? The only one that should get rematches …. If not then fight outside the top 15 but keep his top 5 status.

        • David Twardy

          If only we had a top MW to compare him to…. You know someone at the top of the MW division that doesn’t want to fight similarly ranked guys. Someone that gets shit on for fighting guys he knows he can beat to keep his top dog status. Could you imagine if Weidman or Rockhold fought Camozzi and Boetsch lost to Romero then bitched about how they should get a title shot lol. It would be worse then when Conor beat Siver and got a shot at Mendes for the interim

        • doublehalf21

          Yes I wasn’t entirely disagreeing with you. I def think Jacare needs to fight a Top 3 guy after the Whittaker fight..

      • David Twardy

        Not sure what was questionable about the Romero fight Romero won rd 1 and 2 by not getting gassed until very late rd 2. Jacare won the last 1 min of rd2 and all of rd3.

        • doublehalf21

          It was a very close decision to say the least.

  • ernesto chavez

    Mr. St. Pierre v. Mr. Bisping is only entertainment and matters not. Any of the top five ranked fighting each other would be a meaningful MMA fight. So, unless the undercard is a killer, many (like me) won’t buy the PPV. Always bear in mind, the UFC is a corporation and like all other corporations, is only interested in making money not in rankings. Their motto is most likely, “Rankings, We Don’t Need No Stinking Rankings.”

    However, many will buy PPV because of the WWE entertainment value. This circus brings in the most money therefore fighters should embrace it so that when they become unionized or associated, more money will be available for health care, retirement, and other deserved benefits. They have a short, painful career and more than deserve as much.