They are going to have a hell of a time choosing between Rockhold or Souza
Rockhold: 30, best recent wins- Machida (sub), Bisping (sub)
Souza: 35, best recent win- Mousasi (sub), Okami (KO)
Both are wanting to fight in September
Rockhold negatives: Was KO'd by Vitor, not as long as a winning streak as Souza who is on 8 fight win streak
Souza negatives: Last loss was a unanimous decision to Rockhold, coming off meniscus surgery, arguably not as marketable as Rockhold
"It took me so long to get here because Luke Rockhold had me in the hallway," White told Helwani. "Luke Rockhold said, 'Do not give this fight to Jacare. Jacare isn't going to try to come in and do what I'm going to do. You saw what I did to [Lyoto] Machida. That's exactly what I'm going to do to Weidman. Me and Weidman will go after each other. It'll be a stand-up fight. We'll do this, we'll do that. Let's do this thing in Las Vegas.'
"He was all over me back here. We'll see what happens."
Asked directly if Rockhold was the No. 1 contender at middleweight, White wasn't coy in the least.
"He is," said White. "He is. [Ronaldo Souza's] manager texted me after the fight and said, 'He's ready to go.' So, I don't know. We'll see what happens here."
Speaking with Olivi, White seemed to be leaning a bit more towards Souza.
"So Jacare's manager hit me right after the fight and said, 'We're ready for Chris Weidman,' so it'll probably be Jacare vs. Weidman next. I don't know. Anything can happen. We'll see how this thing plays out. Luke Rockhold is obviously the No. 1 contender. We'll see what happens."