Prochazka in negotiations to play backup for Blachowicz vs. Teixeira


What’s subsequent for Jiri Prochazka? Primarily based on his wild destruction of Dominick Reyes at the beginning of Could (watch it), many are pondering a title shot towards Jan Blachowicz is within the playing cards. Sadly for “Denisa,” there’s somebody forward of him. Glover Teixeira has been ready since Nov. 2020 for his title shot, which will go down at UFC 266 on Sept 4, 2021.

With out a complete lot of competitors to shake issues up, Prochazka may very properly sit and wait till early 2022 for his flip. And proper now that feels like one thing he’s joyful to do. In a podcast with “Honest Play Thinker,” Jiri revealed that he’s fairly joyful being out of the camp cycle and at the moment taking a look at serving as backup for UFC 266 simply in case something occurs to Blachowicz or Teixeira.

“I don’t know if it’s official but and if I may even say it publicly,” Prochazka mentioned. “Properly, what I can say is there are negotiations about me being a backup fighter for Teixeira vs. Blachowicz. It’s not a performed deal. So I can be making ready per normal, protecting myself up with my very own coaching regime.”

However, there’s an enormous distinction between Jiri on his personal coaching regime and Jiri in full struggle camp mode.

“I’ll be doing my very own stuff on this section, which I like,” he mentioned. “And it makes me joyful once I can arrange my coaching in response to how I really feel that morning. I’m free to make it precisely as I need. After which I simply get going and love each minute of it. You perceive your self, your physique and also you organize the coaching precisely as you need. If you wish to go arduous, you go arduous. However it’s in contrast to the strict plan throughout struggle prep the place you might be required to comply with the set plan fully. I don’t like that. After I’m in charge of my coaching it’s simply one of the best for me.”

Examine that to struggle camp mode, the place Jiri is targeted on nothing however the upcoming struggle.

“It’s the alpha and omega for me,” he mentioned. “Beginning the struggle preparation, I lower out all of the enjoyable stuff, associates. Put apart all the pieces. All I used to be doing was coaching, studying books, studying English. After 8PM I placed on pink glasses in order that I’m sleepy after an hour and a half and I used to be going to mattress at 9:30 p.m.

“Relating to intercourse life, I lower that out fully too since one month … no, two months again,” he continued. “Yea, it’s been two months in the past since I’ve stopped with all this motion. Together with self motion so to talk. All the pieces. I’ve suppressed it a lot in me in such a method I even began doing particular respiration workout routines permitting me to really feel this power. And since then my metabolism as grow to be faster, I’ve misplaced weight. However I’m additionally sooner and stronger now. It’s been fairly brutal earlier than this struggle.”

Prochazka can also be identified for touring around the globe coaching at numerous gyms, however at this level it feels like he enjoys the skilled, harmonious state of affairs he has at residence in Czech Republic along with his Jetsaam Gymnasium Brno group.

Jiri can also be lucky sufficient to have fought extensively in Europe, Russia and Japan. He spent 4 years competing for RIZIN FC in Japan, revealing there’s no nerves in UFC after experiencing a Saitama Tremendous Enviornment present.

“Saitama Tremendous Enviornment. It’s … phew, such an enormous open area, it makes you are feeling such as you’ve been swallowed up,” he mentioned. “It’s nearly like being on an enormous spaceship. Think about that. I used to be at all times like ‘What the?!’ After which there’s all these ceremonies round, sparklers, performances, bulletins, fireworks, shows and all the pieces. It has this distinctive unmistakable environment.

“Evaluating it with the UFC now… regardless of, even when there have been crowds,” he concluded. “You simply go there centered on the struggle. There aren’t any distractions round. Pure struggle focus. Nothing can ever throw you off after this expertise in Japan.”


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