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Jiri Prochazka: ‘I must evolve to the following stage or don’t battle once more’

Jiri Prochazka finds himself at a career crossroads.  For the second time in a little over half a year, the Czech former UFC light heavyweight champion had his lights shut out by reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira — the two-division standout who has carved out a Hall of Fame worthy career just two-and-a-half

Jiri Prochazka: ‘I must evolve to the following stage or don’t battle once more’

Jiri Prochazka finds himself at a profession crossroads. 

For the second time in a little bit over half a yr, the Czech former UFC gentle heavyweight champion had his lights shut out by reigning UFC gentle heavyweight champion Alex Pereira — the two-division standout who has carved out a Corridor of Fame worthy profession simply two-and-a-half years into his tenure with the world’s largest combined martial arts organisation.

And along with his path to 205-pound gold now presumably blocked so long as Pereira holds the crown, Prochazka has admitted that he must make some selections over the following section of his profession.

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— Jiri BJP Prochazka (@jiri_bjp) June 30, 2024

“Hi there everybody, thanks for all of your help,” Prochaka stated in a video assertion posted to social media.

“Due to you, Alex, for the battle. You [fought] higher. And just one factor goes on my thoughts, that I must evolve to the following stage or don’t battle once more. So easy, to be the strongest, that is the way in which. Thanks. See you within the health club.”

Prochazka’s stark admission comes because the 31-year-old suffered simply the fifth lack of his 36-fight profession, and after he was positioned into the UFC 303 essential occasion battle on round two weeks’ discover after authentic headliner Conor McGregor was unable to compete towards Michael Chandler after sustaining a foot harm in coaching.

Since his UFC debut in July 2020, Prochazka has gone 4-2 with the organisation — defeating Volkan Oezdemir, Dominick Reyes, Glover Teixeira and Aleksandar Rakic. His sole two defeat with the UFC have come be second spherical knockout towards Pereira.

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