Jiri Prochazka

Jiri Prochazka plans to prove he’s the ‘rightful champion’ upon return from injury: ‘This is the beginning, of something greater’

Jiri Prochazka is planning to prove he is the real light heavyweight champion when he returns from injury.

Last week, it was revealed that Prochazka withdrew from his UFC 282 title defense against Glover Teixeira due to an injury. Along with that, he vacated his light heavyweight title and the new main event will see Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant strap.

Since then, Prochazka has said he is looking to return in six months – although the initial report was he was going to be out a year. When he does return, Jiri Prochazka is hoping to get an immediate title fight and prove he is the rightful champ at 205lbs.

“Grateful. There are no obstacles, just an opportunity to see the same path from a different angle and be Stronger and more human,” Prochazka tweeted. “Once you accept the path of the Warrior or simply be absolutely honest to yourself, then you know deep inside what is false and what is true, where your Path is. Title? I became the UFC Champion 5 months ago and the current situation does not change my inner feeling of being a Champion, that is the Feeling and the Reason why I started MMA. To Be the Champion of the Best and to be the best of the best.

“This is my Infinite Motivation and Spirit-Consciousness and Will to ACT. I can’t move it even if I force it, It’s like Gravity, a law of physics. So if someone wins the LHW UFC title and proves they are the best NOW while I rest, I will be honored to see that performance and then get ready to show who is the Rightful Champion of this division and MUCH more 1P4P. I Thank my fans for their support and trust. This is the Beginning, of something Greater. I love you,” Prochazka concluded.

To win the light heavyweight title, Prochazka submitted Teixeira in the fifth round at UFC 275. Prior to that, he knocked out Dominick Reyes and Volkan Oezdemir in his only other UFC appearances.

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Cole Shelton
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