Former light heavyweight champion Glover Texeira recently shared his thoughts on a possible rematch against Jiri Prochazka. He is motivated and wants the rematch to happen soon.
Glover Texeira took on Jiri Prochazka in a highly anticipated match in the main event of UFC 275 with his light heavyweight title on the line. The Brazilian failed in his first title defense and lost the belt to Prochazka via a fifth-round submission.
In a recent interview with Mike Bohn of MMA enthusiast, Texeira expressed his strong interest in facing ‘Denisa’ for a rematch. The former light heavyweight champion claimed he was extremely motivated to get back into action and win the belt for the second time.
Expressing his thoughts on the rematch against the Czech, Glover Texeira said:
“I’m just uh…yeah very motivated…When I get back there, right now, I want to come back right away…I’m motivated to get back there and win the belt, you know. “
Later in the interview, Texeira also provided a schedule for the rematch. The Brazilian fighter expressed his desire to fight on his home soil at the UFC event in January 2023 and said:
“January in Brazil, you know. If that fight could be there, you know for the Brazilian fans… To be honest, I’m not the champion right now and I wanted to fight in Brazil when I was there- low, but that’s how it is in the UFC and Jiri now, you know.”
You can check out Glover Texeira’s full interview with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn below:
Jiri Prochazka explains how his reign will be different from that of Jan Blachowicz and Glover Texeira
In a recent interview with The Schmo, ‘Denisa’ claimed he was different from former title holders Jan Blachowicz and Glover Texeira. Prochazka also admitted that he is constantly evolving and trying to correct his mistakes from previous fights.
Explaining what makes him different from previous light heavyweight title holders, ‘Denisa’ said:
“It’s because I’m different from Glover or Jan. Because I’m evolving all the time. After every fight, I look for my bad habits, my fighting mistakes. And I make those things my strengths. I will work a lot on those bad habits from the last fight.”
You can check out Jiri Prochazka’s full interview with The Schmo below:
Prochazka is currently on a three-fight UFC winning streak, with an impressive professional record of 29 wins and three losses. The Czech has achieved commendable success in just three outings in the promotion.
It will be interesting to see how Prochazka’s career path unfolds in the future.