After trouncing tough Japanese fighter Yushin Okami in round 1, Ronaldo Jacaré talked about the triumph as well as the path ahead:
“I came to annihilate my opponent and I did it in the first round. I thank the guys who helped in my training. I had to take it out [the punishment I suffered at X-Gym] on someone. I feel ready to face any opponent in the world. It wouldn’t be right of me if I said I want to face Anderson. He is my friend and I hope the UFC does not match us up. But if it happens …” said Jacaré still at Mineirinho gymnasium, before leaving to celebrate with friends and family in his hometown of Manaus.
“Anyway, tonight the UFC gave me a tough opponent; I won and now I can take anyone,” said the Jiu-Jitsu black-belt.