Poatan responds to Prochazka after rival claims that 'spirits' give him advantages in the fight

Brazilian defends that everyone has spiritual help and responds to provocation; athletes face each other on June 29

Alex Poatán takes revenge against Jiri Prochazka on June 29st. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Victim of provocative speech by Jiri Prochazka, Alex Poatán He didn't let it go easy after learning that the Czech stated that spirits and rituals are responsible for his success in MMA. During the media day of the UFC 303, the Brazilian sent a tough message to his next rival and defended himself from the attack he suffered. Athletes face each other this Saturday (29), in Las Vegas (USA).

“Everyone has a spirit, I don’t think anyone lives with just their body. If he doesn’t believe or if he hasn’t found his spirit, it’s not my fault,” declared Poatan.


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On the occasion of his provocative speech, Prochazka recalled the Brazilian's duel against Jamahal hill to support the claim.

“I saw how he was working against Jamahal hill and after the fight. I don't want this to sound bad, but I think he really believes in helping spiritual things and can't fight without it. I want to keep it in a clear line, just pure, sporty performance. Man against man. But I think he doesn’t know how to fight without it, because he uses these things every time,” said the Czech in an interview with The MMA Hour.

Alex Poatan is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Alex Poatán He is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Protagonists of UFC 303, Poatan and Prochazka will have a rematch on June 29, at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas (USA). The clash will be valid for the light heavyweight belt (up to 93kg.) and marks the Brazilian's second title defense since he became division champion.

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