Jiri Prochazka will be training in America for his light heavyweight title fight against Glover Teixeira.
Prochazka is only 2-0 in the UFC but he scored highlight-reel KOs over Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes. The wins cemented himself as the number one contender and now he will get a chance to fight for UFC gold on May 7 as he will battle Teixeira. And, in preparation for the fight, Prochazka will be going to Fight Ready to train.
“In February, I am thinking about working towards preparation in America,” Prochazka said in an interview with CBS Sports. “Especially with Henry Cejudo and Jon Jones there. I want to go there and turn my wrestling, especially the wrestling, to the next level. I’m really looking forward to that. I’m a big fan of Figueiredo. His style is great. It’s an honor to go there and train with these guys.”
On the flipside of Jiri Prochazka going to Fight Ready, Glover Teixeira will be bringing in King Mo to help him prepare for the fight. Mo, of course, fought Prochazka twice in RIZIN, with both men winning by knockout. Yet, the Czech fighter doesn’t think Mo can help Teixeira as he has only improved since then.
“I fought ‘King Mo’ two times,” Prochazka said. “The second time, when I defeated him in the RIZIN title fight, I was another guy than the first time he won. From that RIZIN title fight to now, I’m five levels up. He can talk with (Teixeira) and give him special tips for me, but I think I’m another person, like in character. I changed myself completely from that time. It doesn’t matter. If ‘King Mo’ will help him to be a better fighter, I’ll be glad for that because I want to fight the best version of Glover’s style.”
Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira is targeted to serve as the main event of UFC 274 on May 7 at a location TBD.