Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and one of MMA’s most dangerous submission fighters, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (16-3, 1 NC), scored an impressive first round knockout (41-seconds) win over Derek Brunson (9-2) Saturday night in San Diego. ( reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore caught up with Jacare after the bout to discuss the win and where he goes from here.

Twelve of Jacare’s 16 wins have come via submission, but the giant-fisted Brazilian said he has become very confident with his hands. And as far as what next, many feel Jacare should rematch 185-pound champ Luke Rockhold for the title, but Jacare said he is willing to fight whoever they put in front of him, but he would like to fight more often.

There has been a lot of talk about the fans wanting to see Jacare fighting in the UFC, however, Jacare said he has a contract with Strikeforce and won’t entertain those ideas of fighting somewhere else until his contract is up.

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By Dan Theodore - Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore has been training in many different martial arts since 1986 and has been training with many of the best MMA fighters and grappling instructors around the world since 1997 including Dan Severn, Team Punishment, Tank Abbott, MFS, Saulo Ribeiro, Eddie Bravo, Gokor Chivichyan/Gene LeBell, and 3 months at Black House. Dan's advanced instructional videos on MMA, Combatives Self-Defense, Systema Applications, Catch Wrestling, and overall Grappling have gotten over 6 million views and counting. Dan has fought in MMA against the likes of UFC no.1 contenders Pancrase Champion Yuki Kondo and Jeremy Horn. and won 3 fights by first round submission. He's had two Kudo World Championships fights and a 1 Hour long 85% real Underground fight at Takada Dojo in Japan for the Pride President without knowing what was really going on or for how long! Also, many Advanced No Gi Grappling wins, most by submission, and 2 Gi BJJ wins. Currently Dan works in the Entertainment Industry as a Stuntman/Actor/Motion Capture Performer and has been involved with such projects as CSI: NY, Chuck, Sons of Anarchy, Real Steel, Couples Retreat and Metal Gear Rising. MMA DVD Packages are available on his website!

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