Update On UFC Middleweight Jacare Souza
UFC middleweight Jacare Souza has provided an update on his health.
Souza was scheduled to take on Uriah Hall in a middleweight contest on May 9 at UFC 249. Souza was forced off the card after he tested positive for COVID-19. The good news for fight fans is that Souza never experienced any symptoms and is feeling fine.
Speaking to Sherdog, Souza said the only issue he’s having now has nothing to do with an illness (via BJPenn.com).
“I’m good. I’m in Vegas to work at the UFC P.I. I have an injury in my shoulder. In a couple of weeks, I will be good. As you know, I got COVID-19 but I was [asymptomatic]. I have no symptoms. I just stayed home in quarantine and waited for the virus to leave my body. When I got my negative COVID-19 test, it looks like my life is back to normal.”
Souza was last seen in action back on November 16, 2019. He was beaten by Jan Blachowicz via split decision in his light heavyweight debut. It marked the first time Souza suffered a two-fight skid in his pro MMA career. When Souza is able to step back inside the Octagon, he’ll be looking for his first win since November 3, 2018.
Up to this point, Souza has amassed a record of 26-8, 1 NC. There’s no telling when the 40-year-old will decide to hang up his gloves but as long as he’s competitive, the itch to fight may linger. After all, all he needed was one more judge to be on his side to best Blachowicz, who is fighting for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Title on September 26 against Dominick Reyes.
Throughout his career, Souza has beaten the likes of former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman, Gegard Mousasi, Robbie Lawler, Vitor Belfort, and Alexander Shlemenko to name a few.