Any chance Ronaldo Souza had of fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title -- as well as rematching former Strikeforce nemesis Luke Rockhold -- went up in smoke at the UFC 194 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But don't expect "Jacare" to let bygones be bygones when it comes to Yoel Romero.
"We still have not digested the judges' decision," manager Gilberto Faria told Ariel Helwani (via UFC Tonight). "Romero played dirty. If you look at the footage, he held the fence twice to avoid the takedown sequence in the second round and poked Jacare's eyes in the third."
Romero had a strong start, but faded late in the fight, leaving "Sin City" with a split decision win.
While he's unlikely to get a rematch with "Soldier of God," the Brazilian would be open to a Chris Weidman fight, which would be the fastest possible way to get back into the 185-pound title hunt. Weidman coughed up his strap to the aforementioned Rockhold in the UFC 194 co-main event.
I could be down with that ... unless you prefer a do-over with Romero?