Jiri Prochazka Wants to Move to Middleweight After Reclaiming Light Heavyweight Title

UFC
April 24, 2024
Jiri Prochazka wants to move down a weight class instead of moving up after potentially regaining his light heavyweight title.
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Prochazka recently scored a come-from-behind technical knockout victory over top contender Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 300, establishing himself as the No. 1 contender. Prochazka is now eyeing a title shot against Alex Pereira, who dethroned him via TKO at UFC 295 last November, snapping a 13-fight winning streak.

Moreover, once he potentially wins back the light heavyweight title, “BJP” wants to cut down to middleweight. The Czech standout, who usually doesn’t cut more than 10-12 pounds for light heavyweight, believes he can make the cut to 185 pounds with a strict diet.

“Rather than heavyweight, I thought I’d try middleweight because the way I feel my metabolism now and the way my body works in preparation. So, I know that if I adjust my diet to where I feel great and clean, I know I could handle the middleweight division with some lighter diet. But, I would definitely concentrate on that after winning the light heavyweight title,” the 31-year-old recently said on his YouTube channel .

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