Jiri Prochazka is one of those men that’s been interesting to watch. The UFC light heavyweight division has struggled with the absence of Jon Jones and is in many ways unable to market either Jan Blachowicz or Glover Teixiera. Prochazka might hold the keys necessary to answer all that.
He’s young, very eccentric and has a plenty of interesting finishes under his belt. But being in Prochazka’s company certainly took it’s toll on his sparring partners.
Two sparring partners of Prochazka recently shared their battered faces.
Oddly it was Prochazka that previously complained about severe sparring with UFC’s rising star Khamzat Chimaev saying:
Despite that, the two are spending a lot of time together in training. In an interview with MMA journalist James Lynch, Prochazka shared what it’s like to train with the ‘Borz’.
“Nice, nice, I think he’s a good guy, very good, good wrestling, good cardio, but nothing I think, nothing so so much special, yeah he’s good.” Prochazka said.
This is somewhat different to what Prochazka went on to share in messages(original format ).
While Chimaev’s title shot is imminent if he beat Burns, Prochazka will face the UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira in June at UFC 275 in Singapore.
The matchup between Teixeira and Prochazka will be a fight that Chimaev will look forward as he has announced in the past that his goal is to become the first UFC three-division champion.
“I want a title, and it doesn’t matter what the title is. I can also fight for the 93 kilogram belt. Who’s fighting over there now? Two guys… Glover and Jiri Prochazka. He [Jiri] was also at our gym. He knows me. He knows what I can do. Ask the guy how his sparring with Khamzat went. He will tell you. I can also fight with these guys.” said Chimaev in an interview with Henry Cejudo and ‘the Schmo’.