Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka expects to return to the Octagon at some point this summer, assuming he remains on his current recovery schedule after suffering a devastating shoulder injury at the end of last year.
New 205-pound title holder Jamahal Hill is willing to stick to that schedule, but warns ‘Denisa’ that any delay could send ‘Sweet Dreams’ into battle against the next available contender (see current roster here) .
“I hope it’s him because I’ve wanted the Jiri fight for a long time,” Hill told MMA Junkie. “I know this is a big fight and I think the scale of this fight would be great. And I think I won. I think I’m better than Jiri everywhere. I’m willing to wait until July-August, after that I think it’s next.
The “next man” could be top contender Magomed Ankalaev, who fought Jan Blachowicz to a draw in the main event of UFC 282 last month in Las Vegas. But Hill doesn’t think the Russian killer did himself any favors by airing his dirty laundry in public.
“I don’t really think they feel Magomed like that,” Hill explained. “You know, just for the simple fact of how he reacted to the decision to be a draw, he’s like, ‘I’m never going to fight for the UFC’…you know, like that don’t you won’t give him a title shot, bro. They might give him another test.
We’ll probably find out in the next few months – or sooner.
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