“If he wants to test his chin, I’m here,” Thiago Santos calls out Jiri Prochazka for his next fight

Thiago Santos got a fantastic win at UFC Vegas 38 and is now looking to take on Jiri Prochazka.

Thiago Santos Jiri Prochazka
Thiago Santos and Jiri Prochazka

Thiago Santos is already eyeing his next fight after his win against Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 38. The Brazilian wants a fight against Jiri Prochazka.

Thiago Santos defeated Johnny Walker in a five-round main event fight at UFC Vegas 38 via decision. The Brazilian is looking for a rising opponent and has called out Jiri Prochazka. Thiago thinks Prochazka is an exciting fighter but he does not buy into the hype of Jiri having an amazing chin. The Brazilian says everyone has a good chin until they meet “Maretta”.

Santos was on a three-fight skid but has finally bounced back with a win today. Meanwhile, Prochazka is a rising light heavyweight who is very close to a title shot. Prochazka has a record of 28-3-1 in his career. If the title fight does not happen for Prochazka, Santos throws himself as an option. “I can fight against him, he is a good fighter. He thinks his chin is strong but it’s because he didn’t fight against ‘The Hammer’,” said Santos in the post-fight press conference.

“I’m here,” says Thiago Santos to Jiri Prochazka

Thiago Santos wins at UFC Vegas 38
Santos wins at UFC Vegas 38

“If he wants to test his chin, I’m here,” says Santos to Prochazka. Apart from that fight, Santos, the former title contender, wants another shot at the title. The fighter believes he deserves a candidate from the top 5 or even the champion next. But the Brazilian has no problem settling for any top 5 contenders for his next fight.

“I want the champion. I think I deserve the top 5. One more fight and I think if I win the fight I can go to the title shot again. I think I deserve that,” Santos stated in the press conference after the win.

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