After the long title reign of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, it was Jan Blachowicz who became the light heavyweight champion back in 2020. The Prince of Cieszyn has still got the raw Polish power behind his punches by which he demolished Dominick Reyes to win the LHW strap.
Jan Blachowicz defied the odds again when he took Israel Adesanya in a super fight. In fact, he put an end to Adesanya’s undefeated MMA streak to defend his title.
However, luck was not in Blachowicz’s favor when he took on UFC veteran, Glover Teixeira as he suffered a submission loss. Blachowicz will look to become a two-division champion as he takes on Magomed Ankalaev for the UFC gold inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Now, that might seem to be a weird and unanswerable question. But when it comes to UFC’s newest champion, the answer is a big YES. It might come as a shock to many fans that such an iron-willed fighter believes in charm, but that’s the truth.
What actually is Jan Blachowicz’s lucky charm?
As if the very fact that he has a lucky charm wasn’t weird enough, his charm turns out to be a suicide rope. Sounds creepy, right? But as long as it proves to be blessed, it has the champ by its side.
Very important #UFC259 update: The champ officially has his lucky hangman's rope on him for fight week. Jan says he cut off a big piece and had it turned into a bracelet, in case someone stole the original. Gold piece is a wolf.
Adjust your betting lines accordingly. pic.twitter.com/0hXvtgeTIr
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) February 24, 2021
There’s a very interesting story behind it too. One day Balchowicz was walking his dogs in the evening when he saw a dead body hanging from a tree. Upon calling the police, they asked him if he took a piece of the rope as a good luck charm.
The officer further explained to him that it was something people had been believing since old days. To keep his charm always near him, he had even cut a piece off the rope and had turned it into a bracelet with a wolf-shaped piece of gold. Check out the video below where he explains the origins of his weird lucky charm:
Jan Blachowicz is set to face Israel Adesanya in his first title defense
Jan Blachowicz had a disappointing performance against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 267. The defending champion was the favorite to win the fight against Teixeira.
However, Glover Teixeira shocked the world and submitted Jan Blachowicz with a rear naked choke. He became the oldest UFC fighter to win the light heavyweight title.
Out of nowhere, Blachowicz has found himself in a title fight after Jiri Prochazka vacated his title belt due to a shoulder injury. Blachowicz has a chance to make history as he looks to join Jon Jones to become a two-time UFC light-heavyweight champion.