Jiri Prochazka Reveals Staph Infection During Alex Pereira Fight At UFC 303, Says He Could Beat ‘Poatan’ In Third Fight

"BJP" made a shocking revelation about his UFC 303 title fight with "Poatan."

Jiri Talks Alex Pereira
Jiri Talks Alex Pereira
  • Jiri Prochazka revealed that he was suffering from staph infection during his UFC 303 title fight with Alex Pereira
  • “BJP” thinks he could figure out who to beat “Poatan” in his next fight against a different opponent

Jiri Prochazka opened up about his true physical condition during his title fight with Alex Pereira at UFC 303 and believes he could beat the champion in another rematch.

Jiri was in staph pain

A week after his second title fight loss to Pereira at UFC 303, “BJP” revealed that he had been feeling pain in his leg due to staph infection heading into the match. Prochazka noted that he thought it wouldn’t affect him during the actual fight but apparently, it did.

“The last two weeks have been health-wise… even though I said everything was fine, it wasn’t. This was manifested by staphylococcus, a spot on the body after a tick bite, an unhealed wound on the leg, a crunch in the back after heavy lifting,” Prochazka said.

Jiri sees himself beating Alex in third

Prochazka was stopped in both of his fights with Pereira. Nevertheless, “BJP” remains confident that he is the fighter who could beat “Poatan.” But for now, he would need a different opponent who would “unlock” the things in his arsenal that could finish Pereira.

“I know I can beat Pereira. I feel I have what it takes and I just need to unlock the right things to really win. I’ll let me next opponent crystallize. I’m thinking of names, there’s [Jamahal] Hill, [Magomed] Ankalaev and [Jan] Blachowicz,” Prochazka explained.

While Prochazka is clearly hoping to get another crack at Pereira, the Brazilian is being heavily linked to a move to heavyweight. Many vouch for a showdown between Pereira and reigning heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but interim heavyweight champ Tom Aspinall insists that he’s ready to welcome “Poatan” to the division.

Published on July 6, 2024 at 12:46 pm
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