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I would say that he is pretty stupid if he thought he was going to outdo the Crew!
He's power hungry and egotistical. I believe that he sees himself as another Juan...capable of anything he sets out to do or anything that he wants. jealousy of Juan's accomplishments may also be a motivator for him.
His ego won't let him just leave it alone. As a result he's going to end up dead or back in prison.
Too egotistical, he believes he can outsmart Cabrillo. He is being ruled by his desire for revenge.
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