Jiri Prochazka, the #@ light heavyweight ranked fighter in the UFC, will serve as a backup for the upcoming light heavyweight championship fight between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira.
The title will be put on the line at UFC 266 on September 4. Prochazka is yet to receive another fight after his demolishion of Dominick Reyes on May 1.
“In negotiations with the UFC about [being the backup], if somebody from the fight will be out,” Prochazka said to Fanatic View. “We communicate with UFC about this.”
However, the 28-year-old native of Znojmo, South Moravia, revealed he is not in a hurry and is willing to wait on the sidelines until his first shot at UFC gold.
“We will see,” he added. “I want to take that and I want to be that guy who will wait for that chance.”