Whittaker comments on Prochazka's possible move to middleweight and opens the door to a duel

Australian guarantees that former champion will become an enemy if he realizes his desire to compete in the under-83,9kg division

R. Whittaker is willing to face J. Prochazka. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

Keeping an eye on recent statements by Jiri Prochazka about the desire to venture into the middleweight class (up to 83,9kg.), Robert whittaker He did not hesitate to declare what he thinks about the Czech's possible arrival in his division. Despite highlighting the dangerous side of the former light heavyweight champion (93kg), the Australian didn't mind opening the door for a possible duel against the 'samurai'.

“I hope he doesn’t (fight at middleweight). I really hope he doesn't do that. I like this guy a lot. But if he enters the middleweight division, then we will be enemies. That's the nature of the game. Everyone is the enemy except my teammates,” Whittaker said on his podcast.


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Despite the statement, Robert suspects that Prochazka will be able to lose weight easily.

“I can’t see him at 84 (kg). I saw him in real life. I've been close to him and he's big. It's not just like he's physical, he's got a big frame, he's got broad shoulders, he's quite tall. He's a big, big guy. I think he has the mentality to reach 84 kilos, don't get me wrong. The guy is almost psychiatric. If he wants to reach 84, he will do it. It's hard to say whether or not this would be a good move. He’s still killing it at light heavyweight,” he concluded.


Jiri Prochazka He is a former light heavyweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @ufc

In order to test himself in new areas, Prochazka declared that he intends to move to middleweight if he becomes champion in his current category again. Currently, the athlete is hoping to win a rematch against Alex Poatán in contention for the light heavyweight title.


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