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"All I hear them talking about is giving 'Jacare' the title fight or whatever if he wins, so I'm definitely going to try to get a title shot. A win over 'Jacare,' the former champion, should definitely get a title shot. I'm going to do everything I can to make it happen. I plan on definitely getting that title shot right after this fight. I hear people have me as a huge underdog, but I'm not laying down for anybody and I don't see myself losing."
-- Lost amidst all the hoopla surrounding the main event of tonight's (Sat., Aug. 18, 2012) Strikeforce event in San Diego, California, pitting Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman in a bantamweight championship showdown is the co-main event of the evening. Indeed, former Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza will take on Derek Brunson in what could very well be a number one contender bout at 185-pounds. In fact, Brunson tells MMAWeekly.com, he'll ask for a title shot if he is to emerge victorious. And, really, who else is there to challenge Luke Rockhold, who just disposed of Tim Kennedy last month? Assuming he defeats "Jacare" tonight, would Brunson deserve the next crack at the division crown?