Jacare Souza cut from the UFC

Former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo Souza (26-10), 41, became a free agent after losing to Andre Muniz (21-4).

Initially, rumors of Jacare’s dismissal came after he was removed from the rankings, but ESPN said he was just finishing up his contract, which means he could still sign a new one.

Manager Andre Pederneiras later confirmed to ESPN that Souza is now a free agent. He plans to rest, heal injuries and spend time with his family in the near future.