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'Jacare' Souza accepts Yushin Okami challenge

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If the UFC wants Ronaldo Souza to fight Yushin Okami next, "Jacare" will happily oblige.

After UFC president Dana White told media members prior to UFC 160 that the promotion wanted to book Souza vs. Okami next, Souza'a manager Gilberto Faria told MMAFighting.com that he called UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to inform him that they liked the idea and would accept the fight.

"It is up to them now to make that happen," he said.

Faria said he would like the fight to happen in four months because Souza (18-3) wants to take a month off and then needs three months to get ready for Okami. The former Strikeforce champion made quick work of Chris Camozzi on May 18 in his UFC debut, winning the fight via first-round arm-triangle choke.

Okami (29-7) has won his last three fights in a row and most recently defeated Hector Lombard via split decision in March.