‘I Survived Everything’ – Jan Blachowicz on Working As a Bouncer

Published 04/07/2021, 11:58 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jan Blachowicz of Poland reacts after defeating Luke Rockhold of the United States by TKO in their UFC 239 Light Heavyweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


UFC has seen a lot of fighters who have done some really unique jobs in their lifetime. Some of them, like the former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, are still doing those jobs. However, one of the more interesting ones would go to the current light heavyweight champion of the world, Jan Blachowicz.

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In an interview with RT Sport MMA, the Polish powerhouse talked about a lot of stuff like his next fight, fatherhood, and his previous job. The reporter brought up Blachowicz’s exchange with his opponent, Israel Adesanya, after their fight at UFC 259.

Adesanya complimented Blachowciz’s guard, but due to the noise in the octagon and possibly the high adrenaline, Blachowicz thought that Adesanya was asking him to be his bodyguard. After referring to this, the reporter asked the Pole if he would be a bodyguard after he retires, and the champ said no.

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“After my career, I will be just celebrating and enjoying my life. I will be something like a coach,” Blachowicz said. He also added, “I was (a) bodyguard in the past but in the club, in the disco club, so like a bouncer. I don’t want to do this anymore.”

The reporter asked him if being a bouncer was hard and if he saw a lot of fights. “Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it was nice, sometimes it was boring. We’ve got some not-safe situation in this job, but I survived everything.”

Jan Blachowicz and his impressive victory over Israel Adesanya

The fight that made MMA fans realize the true caliber of Jan Blachowicz will have to be his last one. He weathered and fought against an in-form Israel Adesanya who looked absolutely dominant while doing so.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after his victory over Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

There was some controversy regarding the judges’ scorecards, but no one could deny that the Polish powerhouse was the dominant winner of the fight. He looks every bit the champion he is, and it seems like the Blachowicz era has just begun.

Do you think there’s anyone in the light heavyweight division who can beat Jan Blachowicz?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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