Jiri Prochazka says title win a ‘horrible performance’

SINGAPORE – Despite entertaining the masses, Jiri Prochazka is not happy with his energy in claiming the light heavyweight title from Glover Teixeira in the UFC 275 primary celebration.

Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, 3- UFC) produced great on his initially championship opportunity Saturday when he submitted Teixeira (33-8 MMA, 16-6 UFC) in the fifth round at Singapore Indoor Stadium. The back-and-forth battle is a Combat of the Calendar year prospect, but it was not what Prochazka wished from himself within the octagon.

“From my side it was a awful fight, awful overall performance,” Prochazka told MMA Junkie and other reporters at the UFC 275 put up-struggle news meeting. “Honestly. You observed that combat. I just survived some times. It’s my plan to be dominant and not just to be a survivor in there. For you it’s stunning simply because you like to be entertained, but for a fighter, I like to fight clean up.”

The upside for Prochazka, on the other hand, is that even nevertheless he failed to satisfy his regular, he however remaining UFC 275 with gold all-around his waistline.

It only took a make any difference of minutes for Prochazka to discover the tactical glitches he manufactured about the class of nearly 5 full rounds of combating Teixeira, and he knows what he requires to modify moving ahead so he can produce a additional one-sided battle.

“I was a very little little bit lazy to set up some situations and to put together him for the knockout, to observe in the placing,” Prochazka explained. “To see him, to see the times, to see the appropriate place, and catch it. That was my laziness in the struggle.

“He didn’t shock me with very little. We realized all these matters, and he was effective in there. So I have to do the job on that. Not just work on the instruction, but function on myself to stop carrying out things. I know where is the blunders in my planning, in my lifetime, and what I have to adjust for the battle.”

Following ready on his title battle for additional than a calendar year, Prochazka stated he’s eager to return to the octagon in the up coming six months for his initially protection. He did not rule out a rematch with Teixeira, or a clash with previous champion Jan Blachowicz upcoming.

First and foremost, however, Prochazka would like to rejoice his acquire and choose some time to get well.

“I assume this year – I want to combat this 12 months,” Prochazka said. “But not in the up coming thirty day period. I have to mend a little little bit my deal with.”