Jiri Prochazka makes a bold claim on Kamaru Usman! Two of the most dominant champions inside the UFC are the welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Adesanya cleared out his division and moved up to light heavyweight to challenge the former champion, Jan Blachowicz for the title.
Adesanya fought Blachowicz for over 5 rounds, but he came up short against him and received the first L of his professional MMA career. Kamaru Usman has been asked many times to challenge Izzy for the title, and become the double champ. He shared a unique bond with Izzy, and he considers him as his brother, he clearly stated that he would never face Adesanya inside the octagon, because he would rather have two African champions in the UFC, than one guy holding two belts.
Now in a recent interview with GQ, he revealed that he actually thought about moving up two weight classes to challenge the former champ, Jan Blachowicz, he said, “I was going to skip Israel and go fight Jan at 205. Because I’m pound-for-pound, I want to prove it. No matter what weight it is, I thought he was a really good matchup for me. I think I would beat him.”
“That will be the challenge for him“- Jiri Prochazka makes a bold prediction about Kamaru Usman’s chance in the light heavyweight division
Jiri Prochazka is supposed to face the newly crowned light heavyweight champion, Glover Teixeira in his first title defense, and he recently appeared in an interview where he talked about many things. He also reacted to Usman’s call-out, and he was surprised that he thinks he could’ve beaten Jan Blachowicz.
He said, “I think he will not be so quick in our division and the power too will not be on the same level like in our weight… How many kilos he have? He’s two weights under us, under light heavyweight so that will be the challenge for him. Adesanya didn’t beat Jan and he thinks he can beat Jan? That’s gonna be a big and strong work. He’s a very big name but this is very strong.”