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Jiri Prochazka explains why he was “stunned” Alex Pereira accepted title battle on quick discover at UFC 303

Jiri Prochazka didn’t know if Alex Pereira would accept the rematch on short notice at UFC 303. After Conor McGregor was forced to withdraw from his UFC 303 main event fight against Michael Chandler, the UFC pivoted to make the rematch between Prochazka and Pereira for the light heavyweight title. The two took the fight

Jiri Prochazka explains why he was “stunned” Alex Pereira accepted title battle on quick discover at UFC 303

Jiri Prochazka didn’t know if Alex Pereira would settle for the rematch on quick discover at UFC 303. Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira

After Conor McGregor was forced to withdraw from his UFC 303 foremost occasion battle in opposition to Michael Chandler, the UFC pivoted to make the rematch between Prochazka and Pereira for the sunshine heavyweight title. The 2 took the battle on simply two weeks’ discover which Prochazka says got here with a pay bump, however he was stunned that Pereira determined to defend his belt on quick discover.

“I used to be somewhat bit stunned by that, I can say sure. As a result of I don’t know what was the explanation he stated sure, if it’s cash or one thing else, however communication with me from the UFC, they gave me some higher, I don’t need to be concrete, however we negotiated about higher cash. So I don’t know the way it was with Alex,” Jiri Prochazka said on The MMA Hour.

“However I didn’t know concerning the cash or no matter after I accepted [the fight], so for me this isn’t so vital as a result of the principle level is to get the title and to carry it again to the Czech Republic,” Prochazka added.

Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira fought again in November and it was the Brazilian who gained by second-round knockout to win the vacant title. Though Prochazka misplaced the primary battle, he has confidence he’ll have the ability to avenge the loss.

“I’ll win the battle. I’ll win the battle and I consider in that and I’ll try this, that’s all. I cannot step right into a battle the place I don’t consider in that, in myself. I already settle for that I’ll do all the things and proper now could be the nice probability to indicate that,” Prochazka stated.

Prochazka enters his UFC 303 title battle in opposition to Alex Pereira as a +130 underdog, however he has confidence he’ll pull off the upset and reclaim his gentle heavyweight title.

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