Jiri Prochazka is out of next month’s UFC 282 card and could be out for a while.
On Wednesday, Yahoo Sport’s Kevin Iole broke the news that Prochazka was out of his upcoming title fight against Glover Teixeira.
BREAKING: Jiri Prochazka PUT of UFC 282 with serious injury. Glover turned down title fight. Jiri vacated. New main event is Blachowicz vs Ankalaev. Story soon on @YahooSports
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) November 23, 2022
According to Dana White, Prochazka suffered ‘the worst shoulder injuries doctors have ever seen” while wrestling in practice.
Via Yahoo Sports
Tim Simpson, Prochazka’s manager, said “the shoulder got wrecked in a standard wrestling accident type of thing.” UFC president Dana White said the doctors told him that the injury is extensive.
“This is the worst shoulder injury the doctors have seen in UFC history,” White told Yahoo Sports. “It’s really f***ing bad. His shoulder is very, very bad. He’s going to have serious surgery that will require extensive rehab.”
Jiri released a statement on why he decided to vacate the light heavyweight title after getting injured.
Jiri Prochazka's statement via his Instagram account. pic.twitter.com/Bd1uONocxV
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) November 23, 2022
Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev will be the upcoming title fight for UFC 282 after Glover Teixeira turned down a fight against Ankalaev.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 23, 2022
Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon will be the new co-main event.