SINGAPORE – Despite entertaining the masses, Jiri Prochazka is not happy with his work in boasting the gentle heavyweight title from Glover Teixeira in the UFC 275 principal event.

Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, 3- UFC) made fantastic on his 1st championship option Saturday when he submitted Teixeira (33-8 MMA, 16-6 UFC) in the fifth round at Singapore Indoor Stadium. The again-and-forth battle is a Combat of the 12 months candidate, but it was not what Prochazka required from himself within the octagon.

“From my aspect it was terrible struggle, horrible effectiveness,” Prochazka told MMA Junkie and other reporters at the UFC 275 submit-fight information meeting. “Honestly. You observed that fight. I just survived some times. It is my plan to be dominant and not just to be a survivor in there. For you it’s beautiful because you like to be entertained, but for a fighter, I like to struggle thoroughly clean.”


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The upside for Prochazka, even so, is that even however he unsuccessful to satisfy his typical, he continue to still left UFC 275 with gold all-around his midsection.

It only took a make any difference of minutes for Prochazka to detect the tactical problems he made more than the course of just about 5 complete rounds of fighting with Teixeira, and he appreciates what he demands to improve shifting forward so he can generate a far more just one-sided fight.

“I was a minimal little bit lazy to set up some scenarios and to prepare him for the knockout, to observe in the putting,” Prochazka stated. “To see him, to see the times. To see the suitable position and catch it. That was my laziness in the struggle.

“He did not surprise me with absolutely nothing. We knew all these matters and he was productive in there. So I have to operate on that. Not just function on the instruction, but perform on myself to end carrying out things. I know in which is the problems in my planning, in my lifetime and what I have to adjust for the combat.”

Following ready on his title fight for more than a yr, Prochazka claimed he’s eager to return to the octagon within just the next 6 months for his first protection. He didn’t rule out a rematch with Teixeira, or a clash with former winner Jan Blachowicz upcoming.

1st and foremost, although, Prochazka wishes to rejoice his earn and just take some time to recover.

“I assume this year – I want to battle this yr,” Prochazka reported. “But not in the next month. I have to maintenance a minimal bit my experience.”


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