It hasn’t even been a week since Jamahal Hill made history by defeating veteran Glover Teixeira to win the Light-heavyweight title at UFC 283, and fighters have started calling for a title shot. Former Champ Jiri Prochazka has also called for a shot at the title in his signature fashion hinting at a comeback after the recovery period conclusion.
In the video, the Czech star is seen standing in the snow in a forest where he utters, “Congratulations, I’m Coming. I’M COMING!!”
Iam coming ⚡️
— Jiri BJP Prochazka (@jiri_bjp) January 22, 2023
On the other hand, Jamahal Hill also spoke about his potential title defense opponent after he passes the obligatory medical suspension period ends. “Sweet Dreams” was initially overrun with emotions and burst out into tears after receiving the belt. Many wanted to give the champion some time off as all his struggles over the years had finally borne fruit.
However, the newly crowned Light-heavyweight champion was quick to put his division at notice at the post-fight press conference where he discussed potential opponents, “It’s not a secret I’ve been calling Jiri for years, I’ve wanted Jiri for years, I want that fight. He said he might be back in six months or something. I’d wait for that.”
How would Jiri Prochazka vs Jamahal Hill look?
There are a few similarities between the fighting styles of Hill and Jiri. However, they are very separate from each other in the personality department. Jamahal has a jovial and chill mentality but he gets serious when it’s time to go. On the other hand, Prochazka always walks around in a cold and composed manner almost like a shinobi which earned him his current Moniker, “The Czech Samurai”
Leading up to his first title fight Jiri fought Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes. Both are high-ranked fighters but the Czech made short work of them by knocking them both out within the 2nd round via KO/TKO. Jamahal also had a similar record as all but two of his wins came via KO/TKO earning him the nickname ‘Sweet Dreams’.
How soon do you think the two champions will clash?