Former light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has reiterated his want to struggle present champion Jiri Prochazka, regardless of the possible rematch in opposition to Glover Teixeira.
It was one of many fights to not be missed. In the principle occasion of UFC 275, Jiri Prochazka grew to become undisputed champion below 205 kilos, submitting Glover Teixeira on the very finish of the struggle. A duel between the outdated and the brand new era, among the many candidates for the struggle of the 12 months.
As a rematch between the two men looms, Jan Blachowicz continues to point out curiosity in Jiri Prochazka, whom he feels deserves to struggle earlier than the Brazilian. Asked by MMAFightingthe Polish man was surprised at the choice of championwho had nonetheless promised him a title shot:
“He talked about my title a number of instances. He desires to struggle me, I’m subsequent on the checklist, and now he is modified his thoughts. I have no idea why. That’s all. That’s why I’m just a little aggravated by the scenario
He ought to struggle me. It’s going to be an excellent struggle if he does it in opposition to me. I feel Europe and the world deserve this struggle. The followers need this struggle. I do not know why he does not need this struggle (…). Maybe he thinks it is higher to lose his belt to Glover than to me in Europe.”
On Twitter, Jiri Prochazka made some extent of clarifying the scenario, saying that he was able to struggle anybody, so long as he enters the octagon once more earlier than the top of the 12 months:
“I by no means promised you our Jan Blachowicz struggle, I simply mentioned you have been the problem I needed to tackle. Second, I’m nonetheless ready for a response from Glover Teixeira. If you are not , let me know. I need to struggle earlier than the top of this 12 months. No matter who “
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