Jacare Souza wants to get right back into action and is targeting a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum for his next fight.
Souza was set to receive a middleweight title shot if he defeated Jack Hermansson at UFC Fort Lauderdale last month.
However, the Brazilian was outclassed by “The Joker” who went on to win a unanimous decision and enter the title mix himself.
Having missed out on another opportunity for a first-ever shot at UFC gold, there were talks of Souza retiring. That was quickly put to rest by his manager Gilberto Faria while Souza later vowed to make a swift return to the Octagon.
And in an Instagram post on Thursday, the former Stikeforce champion made his feelings clear about who he wanted next.
Souza and Gastelum first met at UFC 224 last year. In what was a back-and-forth three-round war, it was the latter who emerged victorious via split decision.
Since then, Souza has gone 1-1 while Gastelum most recently lost his interim middleweight title fight with Israel Adesanya last month.
Do you think a rematch makes sense?