Wednesday 30th of June 2010 10:56 AM
By Guilherme Cruz
Photo Esther Lin
Holding two great wins on Strikeforce, Ronaldo Jacaré gets closer and closer to the event’s belt, which must be vacant with the left of Jake Shields. On a chat with TATAME, the black belt athlete revealed he will return to the octagon on August 21, yet with no opponent chosen, but the possibility of the event to make a GP excites him. “For me it doesn’t matter, but I admit that a GP is a really cool thing”, said, analyzing the opponents. “Everybody has potential to become a champion, but I can say that Dan Henderson, Jorge Santiago, Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler are great opponents”, affirmed, on the below interview:
What did you think about your fight against Joey Villasenor?
I believe I did a good job, it was a dynamic and busy fight. Now I’ll train a lot more so I can keep improving.
Were you upset by the fact you could not submit him?
I wasn’t upset because I didn’t submit him, i learn a lot from this fight. Now I’ll dose my gas and use my Jiu-Jitsu techniques.
Scott Coker (Strikeforce’s president) complimented you a lot after this win. How did you feel receiving compliments from your boss?
I’m glad, and that proves I’m doing a great job. It was not only him who complimented me, the audience went crazy during the fight.
Strikeforce told you when you would fight again? Will be your next fight for the belt?
The boss told me I’d fight on August 21, but he didn’t say who I’d confront and neither if I would be for the belt or not.
There is a rumor about a probable middleweight GP, once the belt must be vacant. Besides you, other participants could be Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson, Nick Diaz, Jason Miller, Cung Le and the winner of this bout between Jorge Santiago and Kazuo Misaki, on Sendoku. What do you think about this possibility?
What matters to me is to fight, and if that happens and if it’s good for the audience, who likes this kind of tournament, and for me because it’s a great opportunity of confronting all these guys.
You fought on Dream’s GP and got to the finale. Do you like best fighting on a GP?
For me it doesn’t matter, but I can tell you that a GP is a very cool thing.
Among these guys, who would you point out as the favorite?
All of them have the potential to become a champion, but I can say that Dan Henderson, Jorge Santiago, Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler are great opponents.