‘It Motivates Me to Train Harder’ – Jan Blachowicz Addresses the New Light Heavyweight Contender Jiri Prochazka

Published 06/15/2021, 11:25 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after defeating Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)


Jan Blachowicz is all set to face Glover Teixeira at the UFC 266 event. The light heavyweight champion is coming into the fight on the back of an impressive victory over Israel Adesanya. Therefore, many expect Blachowicz to once again defend his title at UFC 266.

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While Blachowicz is clearly focused on Teixeira at the moment. He knows that there are many young fighters in the division and that they may well be future title challengers. During a recent interview, Blachowicz shared his views on fighters like Jiri Prochazka and Aleksandar Rakic.

He said, “No, it’s good because its lot of young blood in the division. They are, you know, fresh, something fresh. Something new in the division, so I’m happy because when I go to training, I’m thinking about these guys and it motivates me to train harder.”

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“To be in shape all the time because you have to be ready for these young guys. And I’m happy and I’m excited and that’s it, you know I enjoy it. The division is so tough right now so, well we what’s gonna be in the future. But right now my focus all about Glover, and after Glover we’ll see who’s next. But I will be ready for everyone of these young fighters and that’s it.”

At 38 Blachowicz knows that keeping up with the younger fighters would require intense training and dedication. However, it seems like the champion is clearly ready to face any challenges that come his way.

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What to expect from the fight between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira?

While many consider Jan Blachowicz to be the favorite in his fight against Teixeira, it won’t be straightforward for the champion. As Teixeira is coming into the fight on the back of a 5 fight winning streak. The latest of which came against Thiago Santos at the UFC Vegas 13 show.

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Teixeira is one of the best fighters of the division and it would be interesting to see how the fight plays out. Whoever wins the fight one thing is sure that when these two skilled fighters clash in the Octagon it is going to be one entertaining affair.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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