Khamzat reportedly injured the former 205-pound champion while in training. He broke his rib, which Prochazka confirmed was true.
Prochazka described the state of his rib as “not broken completely”. He also said that he didn’t feel the injury when it took place during sparring. Prochazka described the sparring session as a successful one, saying that it “was in [his] hands”.
He described Khamzat as a good athlete, but nothing extraordinary based on their training session.
“I think he’s a good guy, very good, good wrestling, good cardio, but nothing I think, nothing so so much special,”
“He wanted to work with me. I fought him. He did good in stand up. I had bad stand up, it was the beginning of my career. He beat me in the stand up. I fought him, did some wrestling. I beat him. He didn’t win against me in sparring.”
“I can even shake on it. My managers, coaches, guys, Alex never lies. You can ask them. We made a bag out of him. He is talking now. He won. I told him to come back and we will make a guy.”
Chimaev went on to say that he’s only interested in going up against Prochazka if he has the belt and went on to call him ‘stupid’.
“If he has a belt, I’m interested in him. If not, he is stupid.”
Chimaev went on to slam Prochazka:
“He’s stupid. You should learn your tradition. You should be worthy of your people. I always try to find the history. I want to know my homeland. I’m not interested in other people. Everyone should be worthy of his people.”
In the response video, Prochazka seems to be responding to a question from a fan on Chimaev’s remarks. He said: “I have just seen Chimaev’s comments. He is such a loudmouth. I will gladly fight him and defeat him.”
Prochazka added: Look, he is just a boy that talks too much and doesn’t quite understand the consequences of his words. I will talk to him when we meet next time.”
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