The inventory on Jiri Prochazka is exponentially rising day by working day after his sensational spinning back again elbow knockout of the now no. 5 rated light-weight heavyweight Dominick Reyes in their principal party fight on UFC Vegas 25.
After his fantastic complete, Prochazka moved up the rankings to the no. 2 in the mild heavyweight division. Now, lots of fans, fighters and pundits imagine a title shot should be following for Prochazka.
With Jan Blachowicz scheduled to make his second defense of the mild heavyweight championship from no. 1 contender Glover Teixeira at UFC 266, Prochazka is now confronted with the selection to either continue to be active or hold out for the winner of Blachowicz and Teixeira.
Prochazka believes he requires time to prepare to encounter the winner, and as a end result, he prefers to hold out it out.
“I have to have to use these techniques from my previous battle to get ready,” Prochazka explained to ESPN. “I consider I will need a tiny time, so I think the entire year will be a fantastic time [to prepare].”
Prochazka claimed the UFC had instructed him right after his victory above Reyes that he will be fighting for the title following.
But for the surging 28-12 months-aged, the title shot would seem unexpected, whilst he is undoubtedly willing to obstacle for the belt.
“I claimed ‘Why? Why so early?’ I explained [to the UFC] ‘Okay, let us go. Let us go for the title in the shortest way’,” Prochazka said. “But I was not ready to speak about that after the struggle. So it was a very little surprising to me.
“But now I assume I require a minimal time to up grade a little little bit of my design and style because I’m developing from battle to struggle. And for an opponent like Blachowicz or Teixeira, I have to have to acquire just a very little time to update my type and to use new weapons. To be extra perilous. To use far more precision. For the reason that these errors from this combat with Reyes, I cannot do that in the title battle.”
Though Prochazka’s ”vision” for his subsequent fight is a shot at the mild heavyweight championship, he has no trouble struggling with anyone like no. 3 rated Aleksandar Rakic if he is referred to as on to do so.
“If the UFC or president of the UFC, Dana White will say ‘No you need to combat with Rakic first’. Ok, let us do that,” Prochazka claimed. “But I think I deserve this fight for the reason that Dominick was a good opponent for that and he is superior than Aleksandar, very little personalized.”
If Prochazka’s eyesight is appropriate, with spectacular victories in excess of substantial ranking, gifted opponents, the charismatic contender from Czech Republic will be complicated for the mild heavyweight championship in just his third battle in the promotion.