Jiri Prochazka reveals he is deeply inspired by video games and tries to transcend that in his fighting style. Prochazka is currently one of the biggest rising stars in the UFC. The Czech made his UFC debut in 2020 against Volkan Oezdemir and won the fight. After that he fought Dominick Reyes at UFC Vegas 25 and KOed him via a back elbow. But despite being new in UFC, Prochazka already has a massive fan base as he was the light heavyweight champion of Rizin MMA in Japan.
The fighter has an impeccable professional record of 28-2 and is extremely dangerous inside the octagon. Prochazka has a whopping 25 knockout finishes which is proof of his destructive power. In UFC Prochazka has already established popularity and is all set to take on the new light heavyweight champion, Glover Teixeira. The duo will take on each other at UFC 275 this saturday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
It will be the first title defence for Teixeira after winning the belt from Jan Błachowicz at UFC 267. Teixeira is currently on a six fight win streak and will like to continue it in future. The 42 year old finally got his hands on the title and will not be pleased to give it away so soon.
Jiri Prochazka on taking inspiration from video games
Prochazka recently did an interview with Marc Raimondi of ESPN MMA in which the fighter discussed his fighting style.
While going deep within the subject, Prochazka explained that he is a great follower of fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Tekken. The fighter revealed that he takes inspiration from the characters in how they move and attack. Prochazka mentioned that he gets fascinated by their accuracy and endurance and it helps him in his game.
“I’m inspired by these games like mortal Kombat and Tekken, where these characters they punch and they react like with endurance with no end, yeah? Their techniques is most precise,” said Prochazka.
It’s common for fighters to take inspiration and ideas from subjects which may sound childish or unconventional. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is also one of those fighters who has taken fighting inspiration from Japanese anime and proudly shares it with the world. At the end of the day, art imitates life and life imitates art.
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