Adesanya’s UFC 287 Triumph draws call outs from Chimaev, Vettori and Jan Blachowicz

Former UFC middleweight champion Jan Blachowicz is planning to move down to the middleweight division. He hilariously posted a picture of himself smoking a bunch of cigarettes in order to lose weight.

Jan Blachowicz is highly interested in having a rematch with the middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya. The pair met in the octagon in March 2021, where Adesanya moved up and challenged Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight belt.

The sheer size and weight difference overwhelmed Adesanya, and he lost the match via unanimous decision. It was his first loss in the UFC.

Blachowicz started showing interest in a rematch last year, but the 40-year-old Pole has become more serious after Adesanya defeated his longtime rival Alex Pereira and snatched back the middleweight belt.

Blachowicz took to his Twitter account to congratulate Adesanya and challenge him at the same time. He is aiming to become a two-division champion, just like Adesanya’s intention back then.

“Congratulations on a successful rematch, [Israel Adesanya]. If you want to try another one, you know where to find me. This time at middleweight for your belt,” Blachowicz said.

It isn’t clear if Blachowicz was serious or just simply messing around. Right after calling out Adesanya, he posted a picture of himself mocking the athletic lifestyle.

“Middleweight in progress. First step – condition,” Blachowicz wrote.

Jan Blachowicz was last seen in the octagon in December of last year. He took on Magomed Ankalaev and headlined UFC 282. UFC President Dana White promised a title shot for whoever won the match. However, their bout ended in a split draw, which caused huge controversy as the majority of the audience believed that Ankalaev won the match.

After that, the UFC announced that the next match for the vacant light heavyweight belt would be between ranked number 7 Jamahal Hill and former champ Glover Teixeira. Hill won via unanimous decision and is currently waiting for an opponent to defend his belt.