Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira may simply get a sequel. The fighters put forthin June and the reigning UFC mild heavyweight champion is able to transfer ahead with a rematch.
Prochazka defeated Teixeira to seize the 205-pound belt in an exhilarating back-and-forth contest. Trying forward on the horizon plenty of possible challengers stand out: Teixeira, former UFC mild heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz or presumably the winner of Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith.
“Whats up all people. I want you an important day, and I made [a decision] for my subsequent struggle: I wish to struggle Glover the following struggle,” Prochazka stated on Tuesday. “Not as a result of it’s going to be one other huge struggle, however only one purpose, my efficiency was dangerous within the first struggle, and I’ll present you why I am the champion, clearly, decisively. And I feel Glover deserves it. So here is the provide. I’ll present you why I am the champion.”
Blachowicz took exception with Prochazka’s choice. Later that very same night, the previous champion tweeted his disappointment that Prochazka turned away from the allegedly larger problem of combating Blachowicz.
“‘Jan is for me the largest problem’ — your phrases,” Blachowicz wrote. “Respect you Champ, however the samurai code was not upheld.”
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- Beneil Dariush seems annoyed and is pining for a struggle. Dariush was in what would have doubtless decided the following challenger for the UFC light-weight championship. Dariush was compelled out of the struggle with an harm and it seems that matchmaking efforts have stalled for the No. 6 ranked contender. “Nonetheless no phrase on the struggle. It is a difficult scenario. I am form of in limbo. They’re attempting to get Charles to struggle Islam. I’ve requested for Dustin or Chandler however I am not listening to an entire lot. We’ll see what occurs,” Dariush instructed CBS Sports activities. “I keep in mind [UFC President Dana White] saying that he needed to reschedule the struggle with Islam and I… No matter. At this level, I simply want someone in entrance of me.”