UFC middleweight veteran Ronaldo Souza claims that he available to struggle Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16 but “The Joker” turned him down.
Hermansson was set to fight Darren Until in the most important function of UFC Vegas 16 on December 5, but Till regrettably pulled out of the fight with an injuries. Kevin Holland then crammed in on limited observe, but he was pressured to pull out of the fight because of to a good COVID-19 examination. Hermansson was finally booked to fight Marvin Vettori, who was at first slated to fight Souza at UFC 256 future weekend. Souza, in turn, was booked to combat Holland, who will search to make a fast restoration from COVID-19.
For Souza, 2020 has been a tricky calendar year. He was set to struggle Uriah Corridor at UFC 249, the 1st UFC party following the re-start from the coronavirus pandemic, but Souza and his two cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. He has not fought due to the fact past November, but he will lastly make his return to the Octagon in opposition to Holland future weekend at UFC 256. Nonetheless, if it was up to Souza, it would have been him preventing Hermansson this weekend at UFC Vegas 16, not Vettori having that opportunity.
Speaking to Sherdog.com, Souza verified that he volunteered to phase in on shorter discover and fight Hermansson in a rematch, but he suggests “The Joker” turned him down. The two beforehand satisfied at UFC Sunrise in April 2019, with Hermansson winning a unanimous final decision. Souza required to get revenge, but Hermansson stated no dice.
“Actually I made available myself to acquire revenge versus Hermansson, but regretably he didn’t accept,” Souza explained.
For Hermansson, he’s now the No. 4 ranked fighter at 185lbs and it is easy to understand that he did not want to hazard his position versus an unranked veteran in Souza who he by now beat. At the similar time, Souza may perhaps have in the long run proved to be a additional favorable matchup for Hermansson, who opened as the betting underdog to Vettori.
Do you believe we will at any time see the rematch among Ronaldo Souza and Jack Hermansson?