Jiri Prochazka plans to show he’s the ‘rightful champion’ when he returns

Jiri Prochazka vacated the UFC light heavyweight title after suffering a shoulder injury that forced him out of the UFC 282 main event against Glover Teixeira.

With the title vacated, former champion and No. 2 ranked contender Jan Blachowicz and No. 3 ranked Magomed Ankalaev will compete for the championship in the UFC 282 headliner at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 10.

Prochazka acknowledges that he’s no longer the 205-pound champion, but vowed to win back the title upon his return. The former titleholder posted a series of Tweets discussing his injury and expectations.

“There are no obstacles, just an opportunity to see the same path from a different angle and be Stronger and more human. Once you accept the path of the Warrior or simply be absolutely honest to yourself, then you know deep inside what is false and what is true, where your Path is,” Prochazka wrote.

“Title? I became the UFC Champion 5 months ago and the current situation does not change my inner feeling of being a Champion, that is the Feeling and the Reason why I started MMA. To Be the Champion of the Best and to be the best of the best.”

On December 10, a new light heavyweight champion will be crowned. When Prochazka recovers from his injury, he plans to return as the ‘rightful champion.’

“This is my Infinite Motivation and Spirit-Consciousness and Will to ACT. I can’t move it even if I force it, It’s like Gravity, a law of physics. So if someone wins the LHW UFC title and proves they are the best NOW while I rest, I will be honored to see that performance and then get ready to show who is the Rightful Champion of this division and MUCH more 1P4P. I Thank my fans for their support and trust. This is the Beginning, of something Greater,” he wrote.

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